That interesting notation used to describe how long a loop will take.

Tobiah toby at rcsreg.com
Mon Oct 4 20:38:34 CEST 2010


It gets used here frequently, but not
having majored in programming, I'm not
familiar with it.  One might say:

Don't do it that way, it will result in O(n**2)!

Or something like that.  I read this to mean 
that the execution time varies with the square
of the number of iterations, or items being sorted
etc..

I want to google this, but I'm not sure what
keywords to use.  Is there a wikipedia article about this
subject?  I imagine that it has a concise name.

Thanks,

Tobiah



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