Stooge sort is a recursivesorting algorithm with a time complexity of O(nlog 3 / log 1.5 ) = O(n2.7095...). The running time of the algorithm is thus extremely slow compared to efficient sorting algorithms, such as Merge sort, and is even slower than Bubble sort, a canonical example of a fairly inefficient and simple sort.
The algorithm is defined as follows:
If the value at the end is smaller than the value at the start, swap them.
If there are three or more elements in the current list subset, then: