Sort By Sound ?

I ran across this a few weeks ago and I thought it was simply brilliant. Sorting algorithms are, for better or worse, one of the most used algorithms in a programmers toolbox. For many, sorting is just something you need to learn to pass a computer science course. For others, they devote their lives to researching them.

The following two videos show an interesting view of sorting. An enterprising programmer decided to add a bit of sound to the sorting. There are endless ways the initial data can be arranged, so these sounds don’t represent how every sort of that type will sound. But the sound coupled with the visual representation of the sort make these videos worth a glance.