Good Algorithms Matter

This screenshot from a slide presents a compelling reason as why good algorithms matter.

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Choice of the algorithm determines the difference between solving a problem in few minutes vs., not able to solve it over a lifetime. Just compare sorting a billion items using insertion sort and quick sort in the above chart. It speaks for itself.

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