Python Program for Recursive Insertion Sort

In this article, we will learn about the solution to the problem statement given below.

Problem statement− We are given an array, we need to sort it using the concept of recursive insertion sort.

Insertion sort works on creating a parallel array in which we manually insert the elements in the specified order.

Now let’s observe the solution in the implementation below −


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# recursive way
def insertionSortRecursive(arr,n):
   # base case
   if n<=1:
   # Sort
   last = arr[n-1]
   j = n-2
   # move ahead
   while (j>=0 and arr[j]>last):
      arr[j+1] = arr[j]
      j = j-1
# main
arr = [1,5,3,4,8,6,3,4,5]
n = len(arr)
insertionSortRecursive(arr, n)
print("Sorted array is:")
for i in range(n):
   print(arr[i],end=" ")


Sorted array is :
1 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 8

All the variables are declared in the local scope and their references are seen in the figure above.


In this article, we have learned about how we can make a Python Program for Recursive Insertion Sort