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You have 10000 dates of the form YYYYMMDD.Which sorting method is more efficient?
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radix sort will be best
radix sort will be compared along the columns which makes it easier, in databases date datatype sorting is also done through radix sort when u say created_date order by desc

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sorting method which uses individual digits is better than any comparison sort.
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i think radix sort is more efficient because  radix sorts use lexicographic order, which is suitable for sorting strings, such as words, or fixed-length integer representations.
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