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This library contains various sorting Algorithms.


Is taken from https://timsort4net.codeplex.com/

Documentation can be found on the original site.

We have found TimSort to be significantly faster than the inbuilt QuickSort implementation on generally ordered data (either ascending or descending). It is also nearly as fast on random data.


Is taken from http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/6033/Sorting-Algorithms-In-C?fid=32969&fr=26#xx0xx

Documentation can be found on the original site.

A generic implementation is also included in this library.

These sorting algorithms are more for academic purposes. There are a lot of different types of sorting algorithms implemented, that may come in useful for specific scenarios.


Information on Topological Sort can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topological_sorting


As shown in the example on the wikipedia page, it is important to realise a DAG may have multiple valid solutions.


Similar to TopologicalSort, except the order in which dependency lists are added to the sort algorithm is important.


- (1) A, C
- (2) B, C

A valid topological result would be “B, A, C”.

However the priority topological sort will return “A, B, C” because “A” appeared in a dependency list before “B”.

Please see the unit tests for more examples.


The dependency structure is expressed by the ordering of the elements in a list. In the previous example “A, C” means “A comes before C”.

If we had “A, B, C, D”, this would mean “A comes before B, which comes before C, which comes before D” or in other words “D depends on C, which depends on B, which depends on A”.


This sort algorithm will sort a list based on the values of another list.


SourceCollection = C, B, B, L, N, P, C, A, D, E, B, E
TemplateCollection = A, B, C, D


Result = A, B, B, B, C, C, D, L, N, P, E, E

If there are items in the list to be sorted that are not in the template list, they simply get appended to the end of the result in the order they are found.



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