# Data Structure How to implement Straight Insertion Sort in C

Data Structure: How to implement Straight Insertion Sort in C++?

An insertion sort is that which sort a record of data by inserting records into an existing sorted file. The list is divided into two parts: sorted and unsorted. In each pass, the first element of the unsorted sub-list is inserted into the sorted sub-list in proper position.

**Algorithm**

1. Declare and initialize necessary variable such as array[], n, i, j etc

2. Insert each x[k] into sorted file i.e.

for k = 1 to k < n, repeat

temp = x[k]

2.1 Move down one position all elements greater than temp i.e.

for ( i = k-1; i >= i && temp < x[i]; i--)

x[i+1]=x[i]

2.2 x[i+1] = temp

3. Display the sorted array.

In this algorithm, we take x[0] as sorted file initially

**Source Code:**

#include using namespace std;class InsertionSort{private:int no_of_elements;int elements[10];public:void getarray();void sortit();void display();};void InsertionSort::getarray(){cout<<"How many elements? ";cin>>no_of_elements;cout<<"Insert array of element to sort: ";for(int i = 0; i < no_of_elements; i++){cin>>elements[i];}}void InsertionSort::sortit(){int temp, i , j;for(i = 0; i < no_of_elements; i++){temp = elements[i];for(j = i-1; j >= 0 && temp < elements[j]; j--){elements[j+1] = elements[j];}elements[j+1] = temp;cout<<"Iteration "<: ";display();}}void InsertionSort::display(){for(int i = 0 ; i < no_of_elements; i++){cout<"; }cout<}int main(){InsertionSort IS;IS.getarray();IS.sortit();return 0;}

Output

How many elements? 6

Insert array of element to sort: 52 36 96 12 58 3

Iteration 1 : 52 36 96 12 58 3

Iteration 2 : 36 52 96 12 58 3

Iteration 3 : 36 52 96 12 58 3

Iteration 4 : 12 36 52 96 58 3

Iteration 5 : 12 36 52 58 96 3

Iteration 6 : 3 12 36 52 58 96

Efficiency of Straight Insertion sort

Efficiency of Straight Insertion sort is O(n^2)

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