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Comparison of Three Sort Methods

Keywords: Sort, Timer, Random Number

Description: Comparison of the time required to sort a Visual Basic for Applications Array using three methods.

Tip: You can sort an array by transferring it to the worksheet and using Excel's built in sort. Another sorting method is the Visual Basic for Applications "Bubble Sort". Quick Sort, adapted from the "Visual Basic Developers Guide" By D.F. Scott, is a third method. You can create a test array with random values and use the Timer method to compare the time required to perform the sort using each of the three methods

Guide to the Example: Click on the "Sort an Array Using Three Different Techniques" button on Sheet1. Enter the size of the array you want to test. A message box will display the three times.

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Last modified: May 21, 1996