# Which is the most complex sorting algorithm?

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## Which is the most complex sorting algorithm?

After sorting each half mergesort will merge them back together (hence the name). I found mergesort to be the most complex sorting algorithm to implement. The next most complex was quicksort. There are two common types of mergesort: Top-Down & Bottom-Up.

**Which is the most efficient sorting algorithm?**

Quicksort is one of the most efficient sorting algorithms, and this makes of it one of the most used as well. The first thing to do is to select a pivot number, this number will separate the data, on its left are the numbers smaller than it and the greater numbers on the right.

### What is the fastest possible sorting complexity?

Quicksort

If you’ve observed, the time complexity of Quicksort is O(n logn) in the best and average case scenarios and O(n^2) in the worst case. But since it has the upper hand in the average cases for most inputs, Quicksort is generally considered the “fastest” sorting algorithm.

**Which is best time complexity?**

1. O(1) has the least complexity. Often called “constant time”, if you can create an algorithm to solve the problem in O(1), you are probably at your best.

#### Which sorting algorithm has the lowest time complexity?

The time complexity of Quicksort is O(n log n) in the best case, O(n log n) in the average case, and O(n^2) in the worst case. But because it has the best performance in the average case for most inputs, Quicksort is generally considered the “fastest” sorting algorithm.

**Which sorting algorithm has least time complexity?**

Time and Space Complexity Comparison Table :

Sorting Algorithm | Time Complexity | Space Complexity |
---|---|---|

Best Case | Worst Case | |

Insertion Sort | Ω(N) | O(1) |

Merge Sort | Ω(N log N) | O(N) |

Heap Sort | Ω(N log N) | O(1) |

## Which is better O n or O Nlogn?

Usually the base is less than 4. So for higher values n, n*log(n) becomes greater than n. And that is why O(nlogn) > O(n).

**Which is better Nlogn or n?**

Yes for Binary search the time complexity in Log(n) not nlog(n). So it will be less than O(n). But N*Log(N) is greater than O(N).

### Which sorting algorithm is preferred?

In most practical situations, quicksort is a popular algorithm for sorting large input arrays because its expected running time is O(nlogn). It also outperforms heap sort in practice. If stability is important and space is available, the merge sort might be the best choice for the implementation.

**Which is better O n2 or O n3?**

O(2n) is actually C*2n, where C is an arbitrary chosen positive constant. Likewise, O(n3) is D*n3, where D is another arbitrary chosen positive constant. The claim “O(n3) is more efficient than O(2n)” means that, given any fixed C and D, it is always possible to find such n0 that for any n >= n0, D*n3 < C*2n.

#### Is O 1 faster than O log n?

As we increase the input size ‘n’, O(1) will outperforms O(log n). Let’s see an example, suppose n = 2048, now Code 1 will take 4 ms as it took previously but Code 2 will take 11 ms to execute. In this case, O(1) outperformed O(log n).

**Which is faster O n2 or O Nlogn?**

So, O(N*log(N)) is far better than O(N^2) . It is much closer to O(N) than to O(N^2) . But your O(N^2) algorithm is faster for N < 100 in real life. There are a lot of reasons why it can be faster.

## Which is worse Nlogn or N?

No matter how two functions behave on small value of n , they are compared against each other when n is large enough. Theoretically, there is an N such that for each given n > N , then nlogn >= n . If you choose N=10 , nlogn is always greater than n .

**Is heap sort better than merge sort?**

The merge sort is slightly faster than the heap sort for larger sets, but it requires twice the memory of the heap sort because of the second array.