Sorting algorithms visualized with animated color palette

Posted to Statistical Visualization  |  Tags:  |  Nathan Yau

I bet you woke up this morning thinking, “I haven’t seen a good visualization of sorting algorithms in at least a week. I wish someone would get on that.” Well here you go. Wish granted.

See also sorting algorithms explained with dance, books, and sound. And while we’re at it, don’t forget Mike Bostock’s visual essay on visualizing algorithms.

[Thanks @SimStolz]

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