Java Program for Stooge Sort
The Stooge sort is a recursive sorting algorithm. It is defined as below (for ascending order sorting).
Step 1 : If value at index 0 is greater than value at last index, swap them. Step 2: Recursively, a) Stooge sort the initial 2/3rd of the array. b) Stooge sort the last 2/3rd of the array. c) Stooge sort the initial 2/3rd again to confirm.
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The running time complexity of stooge sort can be written as,
T(n) = 3T(3n/2) + O(1)
Solution of above recurrence is O(n(log3/log1.5)) = O(n2.709), hence it is slower than even bubble sort(n2).
Auxiliary Space: O(n)
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