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Date: 6 March 2004(Revision of 29 February 2004 version of this document)

Author: Howard Kaikow <>

Subject: Sort Performance Comparison program - Data

Some of the sorting algorithms are very efficient, but a few, such as Bubble Sort, are relatively inefficient.

For example, on a Pentium II 400 with 768MB of memory, using randomly ordered Long data, using version 1.0.0 of the program, I've seen:

There can be a significant difference in the time used by differing implementations of the same algorithm.