Animated Sorting Algorithms

One of my good friends I’ve known since high school (and now colleague), Chris Granger, stumbled across this link the other day: Animated Sorting Algorithms.

I sincerely wish I had seen that back when I was taking my algorithms course; Professor David Martin from Boston College gets a gold star. (You hear that BC? You have my permission to drop the word “Assistant” from his title.) The brief discussion on the merits of each type of search with a visual display of it being processed really makes the entire process accessible.