Python program for Selection sort

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Selection sort

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Author : ITVoyagers (

Date :25th October 2019

Description : Program to show implementation of selection sort using python
def selectionsort(collection):

   for i in range(len(collection)):

      # Find the minimum element in remaining
       min = i

       for j in range(i+1, len(collection)):
           if collection[min] > collection[j]:
               min = j
       # Swap the found minimum element with min       
       temp = collection[i]
       collection[i] = collection[min]
       collection[min] = temp

   return collection


Output :

[0, 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9]

Note : Please note that above program is compatible with Python 3 or higher version

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