Sort and Search an Element in Java
In Java sorting and searching an element in an array is very easy. Unlike C, where we have to make all the functions to work, Java has inbuilt functions to do the same work. To sort an array there is a sort function and to search an element in a sorted array there is a binarySearch() function. To learn more about these functions please follow the articles mentioned below:
Sorting: Arrays.sort() in Java with Examples
Time Complexity: O (n log n)
Syntax for Sorting:
Searching: Arrays.binarySearch() in Java with Examples
For using Binary search array must be sorted previously
- If the input array is not sorted, the results are undefined and negative.
- If there are duplicates, there is no guarantee which one will be found.
Time Complexity: O (log n)
Syntax for Binary Searching:
We could always create user-defined functions but the inbuilt functions in Java are already using the least complexity algorithms so there is no need to make such functions.
Example 1: Finding an element in a sorted array.
Element 2 found at index: 1
Example 2: Sorting an array and searching for an element in the sorted array.
Sorted Array: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Element 2 found at index: 1