Determining the mode

David Dobkin, J. Ian Munro

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The complexity of computing modes and of sorting multisets is considered. Previous lower bounds are improved and an algorithm is given to determine the mode of a multiset in a number of comparisons differing from the lower bound by only a ‘lower order term’.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-263
Number of pages9
JournalTheoretical Computer Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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