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PHP Searching and Sorting Algorithm: Strand sort

PHP Searching and Sorting Algorithm: Exercise-15 with Solution

Write a PHP program to sort a list of elements using Strand sort.

This is a way of sorting numbers by extracting shorter sequences of already sorted numbers from an unsorted list.

Sample Solution :

PHP Code :

<?php
$lst = new SplDoublyLinkedList();
foreach (array(100, 0, 2, 5, -1, 4, 1) as $v)
    $lst->push($v);
foreach (strandSort($lst) as $v)
    echo "$v ";
echo " ".PHP_EOL;
function strandSort(SplDoublyLinkedList $lst) {
    $result = new SplDoublyLinkedList();
    while (!$lst->isEmpty()) {
        $sorted = new SplDoublyLinkedList();
        $remain = new SplDoublyLinkedList();
        $sorted->push($lst->shift());
        foreach ($lst as $item) {
            if ($sorted->top() <= $item) {
                $sorted->push($item);
            } else {
                $remain->push($item);
            }
        }
        $result = _merge($sorted, $result);
        $lst = $remain;
    }
    return $result;
}
function _merge(SplDoublyLinkedList $left, SplDoublyLinkedList $right) {
    $res = new SplDoublyLinkedList();
    while (!$left->isEmpty() && !$right->isEmpty()) {
        if ($left->bottom() <= $right->bottom()) {
            $res->push($left->shift());
        } else {
            $res->push($right->shift());
        }
    }
    foreach ($left as $v)  $res->push($v);
    foreach ($right as $v) $res->push($v);
    return $res;
}
?>

Sample Output:

-1 0 1 2 4 5 100 

Flowchart :

Flowchart: PHP - program of Strand sort

PHP Code Editor:


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