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Thread: bubble sort timer problem

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    Exclamation bubble sort timer problem

    hi guys my aim is to generate a bubblesort, which is done no problem but one thing i cant figure out is generating how long it takes on each part of the array any input would be great!! thanks

    import java.util.*;
    public class bubbleSort
        public static void main(String a[])
            StopWatch s = new StopWatch();
            int sort;
            int array[] = {60000,20000,40000,10000,30000,50000};
            System.out.print("  n\tTime(ms)\n");
            bub_srt(array, array.length);
            for(sort = 0; sort <array.length; sort++)
            public static void bub_srt(int a[],int n)
                int i, j,t=0;
                for(i = 0; i < n; i++)
                    for(j = 1; j < (n-i); j++)
                        if(a[j-1] > a[j])
                            t = a[j-1];
    Last edited by JavaNoob82; March 12th, 2010 at 07:28 AM. Reason: code wrong

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    Default Re: bubble sort timer problem

    generating how long it takes on each part of the array
    Not really sure what you mean by this.

    Only surround the stuff you want to time with your timer start/stop. Also, I'm not familiar with the StopWatch class (it's not a standard Java API class). A simple way to time something is by using the System.currentTimeMillis() (not completely positive on that spelling), which returns the number of milliseconds that have gone by since ~1960 sometime.

            long start = System.currentTimeMillis();
            bub_srt(array, array.length);
            long end = System.currentTimeMillis();
            for(sort = 0; sort <array.length; sort++)
            System.out.println("Elapsed time: " + (end-start) + " ms");

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