NiN3x asks: "I have recently written a sorting algorithm that can be close to four times as fast as quicksort and never much slower. I was wondering if there are lots of sorting algorithms like this out there. I don't think I could be the only one that has thought of something like this. I am only in my second year of computer science, so I don't know a lot about these things. I have tried searching the net and can't find anything. My algorithm is NOT an inplace sorting algorithm. Can anyone point me to some sources for this type of thing?"