Insertion Sort Data Structure Example in C - Program to arrange elements in Ascending, Descending Order.

Insertion Sort is a simple sorting method for small data list, in this sorting technique one by one element shifted. Insertion Sort has very simple implementation and efficient for small data sets.

C program for Data Structure Insertion Sort Example - In this program we will read N number of elements in a One Dimensional Array and arrange all elements in Ascending and Descending Order using Data Structure Insertion Sort technique.

Data Structure - Insertion Sort Example using C program


/*Insertion Sort - C program to sort an Array 
in Ascending and Descending Order.*/

#include <stdio.h>

#define MAX 100

int main()
{
    int arr[MAX],limit;
    int i,j,temp;
    
    printf("Enter total number of elements: ");
    scanf("%d",&limit);
    
    /*Read array*/
    printf("Enter array elements: \n");
    for(i=0; i<limit; i++)
    {
        printf("Enter element %3d: ",i+1);
        scanf("%d",&arr[i]);
    }
    
    /*sort elements in Ascending Order*/
    for(i=1; i<(limit); i++)
    {
        j=i;
        while(j>0 && arr[j]<arr[j-1])
        {
            temp=arr[j];
            arr[j]=arr[j-1];
            arr[j-1]=temp;
            
            j--;
        }
    }

    printf("Array elements in Ascending Order:\n");
    for(i=0; i<limit; i++)
        printf("%d ",arr[i]);
    
    printf("\n");
        
    /*sort elements in Descending Order*/
    for(i=1; i<(limit); i++)
    {
        j=i;
        while(j>0 && arr[j]>arr[j-1])
        {
            temp=arr[j];
            arr[j]=arr[j-1];
            arr[j-1]=temp;
            
            j--;
        }
    }

    printf("Array elements in Descending Order:\n");
    for(i=0; i<limit; i++)
        printf("%d ",arr[i]);
        
    printf("\n");
    
    return 0;
}

    Enter total number of elements: 10
    Enter array elements: 
    Enter element 1: 40 
    Enter element 2: 10 
    Enter element 3: 100
    Enter element 4: 20 
    Enter element 5: 90 
    Enter element 6: 60 
    Enter element 7: 80 
    Enter element 8: 70 
    Enter element 9: 30 
    Enter element10: 50 
    Array elements in Ascending Order:
    10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
    Array elements in Descending Order:
    100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10