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

Chris Rebert clp2 at
Mon Oct 4 21:09:01 CEST 2010

> On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 12:08 AM, Tobiah <toby at> wrote:
>> 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.

On Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 11:58 AM, Shashank Singh
<shashank.sunny.singh at> wrote:
> this might help:



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