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# Quick Sort C program for data structures

### Introduction

In the *quick sort* method, an array a[1],__…__..,a[n] is sorted by selecting some value in the array as a key element. We then swap the first element of the list with the key element so that the key will be in the first position. We then determine the key's proper place in the list. The proper place for the key is one in which all elements to the left of the key are smaller than the key, and all elements to the right are larger.

#include <stdio.h> #define MAX 10 void swap(int *x,int *y) { int temp; temp = *x; *x = *y; *y = temp; } int getkeyposition(int i,int j ) { return((i+j) /2); } void qsort(int list[],int m,int n) { int key,i,j,k; if( m < n) { k = getkeyposition(m,n); swap(&list[m],&list[k]); key = list[m]; i = m+1; j = n; while(i <= j) { while((i <= n) && (list[i] <= key)) i++; while((j >= m) && (list[j] > key)) j-; if( i < j) swap(&list[i],&list[j]); } swap(&list[m],&list[j]); qsort(list[],m,j-l); qsort(list[],j+1,n); } } void readlist(int list[],int n) { int i; printf("Enter the elements\n"); for(i=0;i<n;i++) scanf("%d",&list[i]); } void printlist(int list[],int n) { int i; printf("The elements of the list are: \n"); for(i=0;i<n;i++) printf("%d\t",list[i]); } void main() { int list[MAX], n; printf("Enter the number of elements in the list max = 10\n"); scanf("%d",&n); readlist(list,n); printf("The list before sorting is:\n"); printlist(list,n); qsort(list,0,n-1); printf("\nThe list after sorting is:\n"); printlist(list,n); }

## Comments

http://www.comp-psyche.com/2014/06/quick-sort-prog...

Here quick sort is explained with quick sort algorithm and program in c.

this is nice..thanks

what's this hub for? we can get the program in the text books; better explain the code and compare against randomized version of quick sort, which would help.

You should give a brief explanation of what is does, for the noobs amongst us (me included).

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