Sound of sorting

Timo Bingmann, from, has created a very interesting demo for sortings algorithms, called "The Sound of Sorting", which both visualizes the algorithms internals and their operations, and generates sound effects from the values being compared.

Most of the algorithms in the demo are shown in high speed in the following YouTube video:

A git repository containing all sources and revisions is fetchable from

The demo is implemented using the cross-platform toolkits wxWidgets and SDL, can be executed on Windows, Linux and Mac, and runs in real time.

Joan Mira

Interactive web developer and creative technologist in London