A Concise Dictionary of English Slang, Edition: 2nd Revised by B.A. Phythian

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The address table maintains a dynamic record of which pieces went where, so pieces are reassembled as needed. Data are stored wherever there is room. Suppose the data boxes are not of uniform size. A sophisticated algorithm assigns addresses not just by availability but also by the smallest box that is capable of storing the data. Data organization minimizes wasted space. Suppose a box can store a six-digit number and the new value is only a four-digit number. The operating system could dump the smaller number into the bigger box, but this wastes storage space.

A drug company searches for experimental drugs having the best chance of success. 4. An airline seeks the fastest, cheapest, most direct route between cities. 1. 2. 3. 4. Did the author indeed write more works (and possibly under another name)? More than one diagnosis may match the symptoms. Some, all, or none of the drugs may be therapeutic. The fastest route may not be the cheapest. Why is this important? There is no sense wasting system processing time and people time on a problem with no solution.

Ad-hoc sorting methods typically excel on the data set for which they are designed but often show mediocre performance when applied to other environments. The quicksort. ” The last element is placed in such a position that everything to its left is smaller and everything to its right is larger. The process is repeated on one side and then the other. 6 (quicksort) Original data First pass Second pass 25 2 2 61 7 7 2 61 25 81 81 61 7 25 81 The Hat Sort (fictional; Rowling 1997). The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry utilizes the Sorting Hat method to organize its student population.

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