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# Python Data Structures and Algorithms: Sort a list of elements using Selection sort

## Python Search and Sorting : Exercise-20 with Solution

Write a Python program to sort a list of elements using Selection sort.
According to Wikipedia "In computer science, selection sort is a sorting algorithm, specifically an in-place comparison sort. It has O(n2) time complexity, making it inefficient on large lists, and generally performs worse than the similar insertion sort".

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

``````def selection_sort(nums):
for i, n in enumerate(nums):
mn = min(range(i,len(nums)), key=nums.__getitem__)
nums[i], nums[mn] = nums[mn], n
return nums
user_input = input("Input numbers separated by a comma:\n").strip()
nums = [int(item) for item in user_input.split(',')]
print(selection_sort(nums))
```
```

Sample Output:

```Input numbers separated by a comma:
15, 79, 25, 37, 68
[15, 25, 37, 68, 79]
```

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