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Here's a new sorting routine I developed... If someone know that someone
already did this, leave a message to me... Ok.. On with the sorting
routine...
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UltraSORT Jere Sanisalo
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This is a new (I think) method of sorting... It uses a table, which
size can be different every time you use it... Now I am going to tell
you how this example works (not only the general method). This example
makes 32000 numbers (words) and randomizes them. Then comes the "WOW"
part... It sorts them all 100 times... So it processes 3.2 megabytes.
It took about 8 seconds in my 66 Mzh machine. You all must understand
all of this code, but I'm still going to explain how the sorting is
done (for the lazy people). First it (USort procedure) makes a "table"
that is sized as big as a word can can be ($FFFF), and clears is. Now
we have a table full of zeros and the numbers to be sorted. Then it
goes through the number one by one and looks what they are. After that
it increases the value in the table at the position that the number tells
by one. Pretty tricky, huh? So if we have a number to process, let's say
it is 89. Then it increses the value at the table positioned 89 by one.
(In pascal: Inc(Table[Number]) ) This example just doesn't use straight
variable. It reserves one memory segment and uses it, but the way the
sorting is done is not changed. After we have processed the whole number-
stream we have all information we need in the table. So now we just go
through the table, and if its value is more that 0 then put the value
somewhere where you want the final results (In order, of course). When
that is done, we are finished! We have the sorted table ready!! Enjoy it,
but if you use it ====> GIVE CREDITS TO ME <====
BTW. There are some restrictions... You can't have more that 256
pieces of the same number. And the number can't be greater than $FFFF.
These retrictions are possible to break, but I am lazy... ;( On with
the code...
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***uses **dos,crt;
**const
**numtosort = 32000; *{How many numbers to sort}
***var
**numbers : **array **[1..numtosort] **of **word; *{Numbers to be sorted}
*i,j,b,a : word; *{Just some variables}
***procedure **usort;
**var
**p : pointer;
segm,maxnum,minnum : word;
**begin
**getmem(p,$ffff); segm:=seg(p^); *{Make the table to be used}
*fillchar(p^,$ffff,0); *{in the sorting}
{This version looks also for the maximum and minimum numbers for speed...}
*maxnum:=0; minnum:=$ffff;
**for **i:=1 **to **numtosort **do ***{This "plots the numbers to}
***begin ***{the table...}
***if **maxnum<numbers[i] **then **maxnum:=numbers[i];
**if **minnum>numbers[i] **then **minnum:=numbers[i];
inc(mem[segm:numbers[i]]);
**end**;
b:=1;
**for **i:=minnum **to **maxnum **do ***{This gets the procecced}
***begin ***{numbers back to Numbers[]-}
***if **mem[segm:i]>0 **then ***{variable}
***begin
for **j:=0 **to **mem[segm:i]-1 **do
**numbers[b+j]:=i;
inc(b,mem[segm:i]);
**end**;
**end**;
freemem(p,$ffff); *{Free the table's memory}
***end**;
**begin
**randomize; *{Randomize the numbers}
***for **i:=1 **to **numtosort **do
**numbers[i]:=random($ffff);
**for **a:=1 **to **100 **do ***{Sort 100 times}
***begin
**write('.');
usort;
**end**;
writeln;
**for **i:=1 **to **numtosort **do ***{Write the finished results}
***begin
**writeln(numbers[i]);
**if **keypressed **then begin **readkey; readkey; **end**;
**end**;
**end**.

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