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The Art of Computer Programming


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5. Sorting. Combinatorial Properties of Permutations. Inversions. Permutations of a Multiset. Runs. Tableaux and Involutions. Internal sorting. Sorting by Insertion. Sorting by Exchanging. Sorting by Selection. Sorting by Merging. Sorting by Distribution. Optimum Sorting. Minimum-Comparison Sorting. Minimum-Comparison Merging. Minimum-Comparison Selection. Networks for Sorting. External Sorting. Multiway Merging and Replacement Selection. The Polyphase Merge. The Cascade Merge. Reading Tape Backwards. The Oscillating Sort. Practical Considerations for Tape Merging. External Radix Sorting. Two-Tape Sorting. Disks and Drums. Summary, History, and Bibliography. 6. Searching. Sequential Searching. Searching by Comparison of Keys. Searching an Ordered Table. Binary Tree Searching. Balanced Trees. Multiway Trees. Digital Searching. Hashing. Retrieval on Secondary Keys. Answers to Exercises. Appendix A: Tables of Numerical Quantities. Fundamental Constants (decimal). Fundamental Constants (octal). Harmonic Numbers, Bernoulli Numbers, Fibonacci Numbers. Appendix B: Index to Notations. Index and Glossary. 0201896850T04062001

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Donald E. Knuth is known throughout the world for his pioneering work on algorithms and programming techniques, for his invention of the Tex and Metafont systems for computer typesetting, and for his prolific and influential writing. Professor Emeritus of The Art of Computer Programming at Stanford University, he currently devotes full time to the completion of these fascicles and the seven volumes to which they belong.

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