# Quick Sort — JavaScript implementation

1 min readApr 10, 2022

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The idea of quick sort is

- Given an array,
**recursively splitting the array by a pivot**, that is,

– all values less than the pivot value are moved to the left of pivot

– all values greater than the pivot are moved to the right of pivot

– until the array to be split has less than 2 elements - The left and right subarray are not sorted.
**The elements rearrange is done in place**, that is, there is no need to create new array.

# Helper function

First, we create a helper function.

Given an array, this helper function should rearrange the array such that

- Pick up any element as the pivot (In the example code, we use the element at index 0)
- Split the array by the pivot
- Return the pivot index

# Driver function

- Call the helper function
- When the helper return the pivot index, recursively call the helper on the left subarray and right subarray
- The helper will rearrange the given array in place.
- The base case occurs when the given array has less than 2 elements.