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August 12, 2009 AT 11:18 pm

What does a sorting algorithm SOUND like?


Chuck writes

A while back I saw a post about visualizing sorting algorithms. But what do they sound like? I put together a quick Chuck script that does a bubble sort of a list of integers. Each time it compares two values it first converts the values from a MIDI note value to a frequency and then plays two tones with those frequencies.

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4 Comments

  1. Now this is the kind of stuff that the internet needs more of!

  2. Just found my new ringtone!

  3. a very suspenseful sort!

  4. Here something similar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol5ml9e2THw

    It sonifies every Java instruction triggered by different sorting algorithms. For more on CodeSounding see: http://www.codesounding.org/indexeng.html

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