Program to implement selection sort in Python

Program to implement selection sort in Python

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Program to implement selection sort in Python

The program to implement selection sort is as follows:


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def selection_sort(arr):

    for i in range(len(arr)): 
        min_index = i 
        for j in range(i+1, len(arr)): 
            if arr[min_index] > arr[j]: 
                min_index = j       
        arr[i], arr[min_index] = arr[min_index], arr[i] 

    return arr

if __name__ == "__main__":
    marks = [22,66,43,58,98,42,77,56,66]
    result = selection_sort(marks)

    print("The sorted marks: ", result)

The output of the program is as follows:


PS C:\Users\DEVJEET\Desktop\tutorialsInHand> python
The sorted marks:  [22, 42, 43, 56, 58, 66, 66, 77, 98]

Few important tips about the program

1. The selection sort algoritm works by finding the smallest element from the unsorted part of the list and putting it at the beginning.

2. The minimum element is picked from the unsorted half of the list and moved to the sorted half of the list.


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