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  • Last Updated : 18 Jan, 2022

Given a n x n matrix. The problem is to sort the matrix row-wise and column wise.
Examples: 
 

Input : mat[][] = { {4, 1, 3},
                    {9, 6, 8},
                    {5, 2, 7} }
Output : 1 3 4
         2 5 7
         6 8 9

Input : mat[][] = { {12, 7, 1, 8},
                    {20, 9, 11, 2},
                    {15, 4, 5, 13},
                    {3, 18, 10, 6} } 
Output : 1 5 8 12
         2 6 10 15
         3 7 11 18
         4 9 13 20

 

Approach: Following are the steps:
 

  1. Sort each row of the matrix.
  2. Get transpose of the matrix.
  3. Again sort each row of the matrix.
  4. Again get transpose of the matrix.

Algorithm for sorting each row of matrix using C++ STL sort(): 
 

for (int i = 0 ; i < n; i++)
    sort(mat[i], mat[i] + n);

Algorithm for getting transpose of the matrix: 
 

for (int i = 0; i < n; i++) {
    for (int j = i + 1; i < n; i++) {
        int temp = mat[i][j];
        mat[i][j] = mat[j][i];
        mat[j][i] = temp;
    }
}

C++




// C++ implementation to sort the matrix row-wise
// and column-wise
#include <bits/stdc++.h>
  
using namespace std;
  
#define MAX_SIZE 10
  
// function to sort each row of the matrix
void sortByRow(int mat[MAX_SIZE][MAX_SIZE], int n)
{
    for (int i = 0; i < n; i++)
  
        // sorting row number 'i'
        sort(mat[i], mat[i] + n);
}
  
// function to find transpose of the matrix
void transpose(int mat[MAX_SIZE][MAX_SIZE], int n)
{
    for (int i = 0; i < n; i++)
        for (int j = i + 1; j < n; j++) 
  
            // swapping element at index (i, j) 
            // by element at index (j, i)
            swap(mat[i][j], mat[j][i]);
}
  
// function to sort the matrix row-wise
// and column-wise
void sortMatRowAndColWise(int mat[MAX_SIZE][MAX_SIZE],
                                               int n)
{
    // sort rows of mat[][]
    sortByRow(mat, n);
  
    // get transpose of mat[][]
    transpose(mat, n);
  
    // again sort rows of mat[][]
    sortByRow(mat, n);
  
    // again get transpose of mat[][]
    transpose(mat, n);
}
  
// function to print the matrix
void printMat(int mat[MAX_SIZE][MAX_SIZE], int n)
{
    for (int i = 0; i < n; i++) {
        for (int j = 0; j < n; j++)
            cout << mat[i][j] << " ";
        cout << endl;
    }
}
  
// Driver program to test above
int main()
{
    int mat[MAX_SIZE][MAX_SIZE] = { { 4, 1, 3 },
                            { 9, 6, 8 },
                            { 5, 2, 7 } };
    int n = 3;
  
    cout << "Original Matrix:
";
    printMat(mat, n);
  
    sortMatRowAndColWise(mat, n);
  
    cout << "
Matrix After Sorting:
";
    printMat(mat, n);
  
    return 0;
}

Output: 
 

Original Matrix:
4 1 3
9 6 8
5 2 7

Matrix After Sorting:
1 3 4
2 5 7
6 8 9

Time Complexity: O(n2log2n). 
Auxiliary Space: O(1).
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