Talk:Proxmap sort

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Time Complexity[edit]

This is an interesting algorithm. The algorithm summary box states the best case running time is O(1), in fact all the running times seem to be out by a factor of n. Further down the page the best case is shown to be O(n) which sounds more reasonable! --Mrtimuk (talk) 10:16, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Move?[edit]

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The result of the move request was: not moved —Scott5114 [EXACT CHANGE ONLY] 23:49, 14 June 2011 (UTC)


Proxmap sortProxmapSort and ProxmapSearchRelisted. Vegaswikian (talk) 18:25, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Standard spelling of algorithm, the one used by its inventor, is ProxMapSort; the article also discusses ProxmapSearch JacobsonUCI (talk) 18:36, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
  • text styling not necessary.--Labattblueboy (talk) 19:56, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Wouldn't it be easier just to call it proxmap? 65.94.44.141 (talk) 04:57, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
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Comparison with comparison sort[edit]

If keys are "well distributed" among the subarrays, sorting occurs in linear time, much faster than comparison-based sorting, which can do no better than .

If keys are in order, even insertion sort takes linear time, so comparison sorts can certainly do better than . What the intro should be explaining is that in the average case this algorithm takes linear time, while a linear-time average is impossible for comparison sort. QVVERTYVS (hm?) 12:57, 15 June 2014 (UTC)