The Sort Animator program allows you to watch a sort in action -
the principle that "a picture is worth a thousand words" is particularly
relevant in relation to sorting methods. It is so much easier to
understand the underlying mechanisms of a sort if you can watch it in
Many sorting methods are difficult to understand from the written word
(to say the least!), static pictures are better, but the best method by
far is animation - you will see the sort in action.
This product contains a suite of programs that are designed to
provide the "viewer" with a simplified overview of a variety of
sorting methods, in a comprehensible form.
This suite of programs covers a variety of sorting aspects. A number
of sorting methods are introduced, animated and described.
The main program, the Sort Animator, covers five sorting methods:
a) Bubble Sort
b) Shuttle Sort
c) Shell Sort
d) Exchange Sort
e) Quick Sort
The sorting methods demonstrated by this package are suitable for
use in the typical personal computer. They are simple to program and
simple to understand.
Whilst these sorts are simple, it is still difficult to grasp the
action of the sort from a written description (the original version of
this program was written by the author to help him grasp the way in which
a Shell sort functioned - this proved so successful that the program was
expanded into what you see now!)
This product consists of:
1. an introduction
2. the Sort Animator
3. detailed descriptions of the sorts
4. a comparison program which compares the sorts working on large amounts
5. an expanded version of the main Sort Animator program from which you
may extract useful routines
All the routines used within Sort Animator are fully described in the
companion manual Sort Animator. This manual also contains an expansion of
the detail as displayed by the various programs that constitute this product.
If you require a copy of the manual and have any difficulty obtaining it
from your local stockist, please write to OIC enclosing a stamped addressed
We are sure that you will find the presentation of this product both
interesting and entertaining and hope that you enjoy making use of the
Sort Animator is the creation of an experienced computer professional, Tony
Having worked as a mainframe manufacturer for many years, the details of
sorting were still a mysterious area. Having delved into many books and
manuals in an attempt to clarify sorting concepts in his own mind, the author
came to the conclusion that the only way to clarify the internal workings was
by visual representation.
Enter Sort Animator...
The following utilities are also available to allow you to edit the supplied screens of this game:
A digital version of this item can be downloaded right here at Everygamegoing (All our downloads are in .zip format).