Does binary search require the list to be ordered?
Does binary search require the list to be ordered? I thought the binary search required the list to be ordered? I believe this to be true if the binary search uses a tree structure with each node splitting the values based on the size of the value.
I noticed the test variable is not ordered. Also the jupyter notebook tested the linear search again and not the binary search algo
Yes, it needs to be sorted. I added the line my_list.sort() as the first line under the while statement.while first <= last and found == False:
my_list.sort() # Was not in
the script in the example
midpoint = (first + last)//2
Also, call the binary_search definition (not linear_search) when running it:
will return True and False.