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/*The selection sort algorithm sorts an array by repeatedly finding the minimum element
*(considering ascending order) from unsorted part and putting it at the beginning. The
*algorithm maintains two subarrays in a given array.
*1) The subarray which is already sorted.
*2) Remaining subarray which is unsorted.
*
*In every iteration of selection sort, the minimum element (considering ascending order)
*from the unsorted subarray is picked and moved to the sorted subarray.
*/
function selectionSort(items) {
var length = items.length;
for (var i = 0; i < length - 1; i++) {
//Number of passes
var min = i; //min holds the current minimum number position for each pass; i holds the Initial min number
for (var j = i + 1; j < length; j++) { //Note that j = i + 1 as we only need to go through unsorted array
if (items[j] < items[min]) { //Compare the numbers
min = j; //Change the current min number position if a smaller num is found
}
}
if (min != i) {
//After each pass, if the current min num != initial min num, exchange the position.
//Swap the numbers
var tmp = items[i];
items[i] = items[min];
items[min] = tmp;
}
}
}
//Implementation of Selection Sort
var ar = [5, 6, 7, 8, 1, 2, 12, 14];
//Array before Sort
console.log(ar);
selectionSort(ar);
//Array after sort
console.log(ar);