3. Bubble Sort pseudocode
The pseudocode below is for the ascending order algorithm. Much like the searching algorithms, you may wish to revisit this page once you have a better grasp on the programming techniques and constructs laid out in our Programming section. For now, just follow the commentaries on each line.
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And for completeness sake, a small adjustment to the pseudocode will sort the list in descending order, the only line that changes is the one in red shown below, where the 'greater than' becomes 'less than'
data_set = [9,2,5,23,34,56] last_exam_position = data_set.length - 2 swap = true WHILE swap == true swap = false FOR i = 0 to last_exam_position IF data_set[i] < data_set[i +1] THEN temp = data_set[i+1] data_set[i+1] = data_set[i] data_set[i] = temp // the swap is complete swap = true END IF NEXT i END WHILE PRINT "List is now in descending order."
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