It is Thursday morning in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The weather forecast called for a winter storm that should have started around 03:00 AM CST. When I got up around 05:00 AM it was pitch dark and no storm yet. I did check later when it started clearing up and no signs of the storm yet. I find it interesting that different weather services make forecasts by the hour which include temperature, humidity, precipitation, and wind direction to list a few. I understand weather forecasting is not accurate but …

As I mentioned in a previous post, I am watching the video Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms in Java 9 by Debasish Ray Chawdhuri produced by Packt and published by O’Reilly. That was a mouthful. I just felt to refresh my understanding on a few algorithms. Continue reading “Quicksort”

Sort Times – Part II

timsortIn the Sort Times (now labeled Sort Times – Part I) post I showed code that produced results that needed some additional thoughts. I requested and obtained comments from an author and professor at an Ivy League school (now using names because I have not received a written authorization to do so). Professor, thanks for your insights and thoughts. Continue reading “Sort Times – Part II”