[Tutor] Binary search question

Robert Berman bermanrl at cfl.rr.com
Fri Apr 23 16:05:37 CEST 2010


Given a list, list1 having 100,000 non repeating, sorted integers ,  which of
the following methods is fastest to find an item fully understanding the item
may or may not be in the list: The binary search method which is the standard
search for such a small sample size, or the more python type statement is
<value> in list1?

What I am really trying to ascertain is how expensive or how efficient is  'is
<value> in list1'.

Thanks for your input

Robert Berman

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