By Niklaus Wirth

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The publication is going over essentially vital algorithms and information constructions. it could now not contain the newest and maximum advances, however it continues to be very correct in today's useful applications.

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These elements form what may be considered as the bottom row of the associated binary tree (see Fig. 6) among which no ordering relationship is required. The heap is now extended to the left, whereby in each step a new element is included and properly positioned by a sift. 6 and yields the heap shown in Fig. 6. 6 Constructing a Heap. Consequently, the process of generating a heap of n elements h0 ... hn-1 in situ is described as follows: L := n DIV 2; WHILE L > 0 DO DEC(L); sift(L, n-1) END In order to obtain not only a partial, but a full ordering among the elements, n sift steps have to follow, whereby after each step the next (least) item may be picked off the top of the heap.

We obtain C = (n2 - n)/2 The number M of moves is at least Mmin = 3*(n-1) in the case of initially ordered keys and at most Mmax = n2/4 + 3*(n-1) if initially the keys are in reverse order. In order to determine Mavg we make the following deliberations: The algorithm scans the array, comparing each element with the minimal value so far detected and, if smaller than that minimum, performs an assignment. The probability that the second element is less than the first, is 1/2; this is also the probability for a new assignment to the minimum.

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