Cocktail Sort

Monday, May 31, 2010 by gradbot

Cocktail sort is similar to bubble sort except it reverses directions when it reaches the end of the list instead of starting from the beginning. Wikipedia on cocktail sort. `algorithms.sort.cocktail = function(array, predicate){    var found = true;    var length = array.length;    while (found) {        found = false;        for (var i = 0; i < length - 1; i++) {            if (!predicate(array, i, i + 1)) {                array.swap(i, i + 1);                found = true;            }        }                if (!found)            break;                    for (var i = length - 1; i > 1; i--) {            if (predicate(array, i, i - 1)) {                array.swap(i, i - 1);                found = true;            }        }    }};`

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Bubble Sort

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Bubble sort works by looking at ever element in a list that is to be sorted and swapping adjacent pairs that are out of order. If it makes it to the end of the list without swapping any elements then it stops and the list is in order. If not then it starts at the beginning again. Wikipedia on Bubble Sort. `algorithms.sort.bubble = function(array, predicate){    var found = true;    var length = array.length;    while (found) {        found = false;        for (var i = 0; i < length - 1; i++) {            if (!predicate(array, i, i + 1)) {                array.swap(i, i + 1);                found = true;            }        }    }};`

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