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Insertion Sort In Java

Last Updated : Mar 11, 2024

Insertion Sort In Java

In this article we will show you the solution of insertion sort in java, first we need to import packages, in case you using eclipse then each program have itself.

We defined main class, which contains two methods sort and dis methods.

The sort() method defined for sorts the array values by insertion sorting method. The dis() method displaying final result of sorted array then both methods call specified at void main() method by main class object.

Step By Step Guide On Insertion Sort In Java :-

After package definition, defined main class 'InSort'. There defined sort() method with array argument.

Within this method you have to sort that passed array values through insertion sorting process.

Then each time sorting stored on array variable 'arr[]', which is printed by dis() method definition.

Lastly defined public void main() method defined, there initialized array with values and created object for main class. With the help of object 'ob' you can call the sort() method with parameter of array 'arr[]'.

//Insertion Sort Example
package Sortings;
public class InSort {
    void sort(int arr[])
        int n = arr.length;
        for (int i = 1; i < n; ++i) {
            int nxt = arr[i];
            int j = i - 1;
            while (j >= 0 && arr[j] > nxt) {
                arr[j + 1] = arr[j];
                j = j - 1;
            arr[j + 1] = nxt;
    static void dis(int arr[])
        int n = arr.length;
        for (int i = 0; i < n; ++i)
            System.out.print(arr[i] + " ");
    public static void main(String args[])
        int arr[] = { 2, 1, 9, 15, 11 };
        InSort ob = new InSort();
  1. The ‘Package Sortings’ may differ as per developer definition and its container name where your overall data stored it. Actually it’s a namespace that organizes a set of related classes and interfaces.
  2. First we defined main class 'InSort', then foremost we defined sort() method with int type array argument. There variable 'n' specified, which is used to holds the array length. To iterate array values 'arr[]' defined for loop with condition upto length of array.
  3. Within loop the first index position array value stored on variable 'key', then to point current index values before value we reducing 'i by 1'.
  4. Then you will get 0th position on variable 'j', in while loop you need to check whether 1th position array value less than 0th position. If true then 1th position index value stored on earlier position and reducing 'j by 1'.
  5. This iteration continue until the 0th position to ensure all in descending with current position value. If not then it will comes out of while loop and storing greater value to the next position, which contains less value before sorting.
  6. These steps will looped until every values defined in array get sorted. In dis() method passing argument of array 'arr[]' and printing those sorted result array by for loop.
  7. In the main method you need to declare with some value of array 'arr[]' like given example. Then you have to define object like 'ob' with keyword 'new' for main class to execute sort() method first, then declared function call dis() method.
  8. Then ‘public static void main(String[] args)’ is defined that's starting point from where compiler starts program execution.
  9. The ‘System.out.println()’ is used to print an argument that is passed to it. And which is separate into three parts such as System- final class in java, out-instance of PrintStream type that is a public and static member field of System class, println()-instance of PrintStream class hence we can invoke same on out.
  10. Ensure each brackets has closed with its pair perfectly at the end. Then every statement must end by ‘;’.

Conclusion :-

In conclusion now we are able to know how to sort array in insertion method in java. To compile java program you need to tell the java compiler which program to compile through ‘javac’.

After successful compilation you need to execute ‘java InSort‘line for gets the output. Then you can see output '1 2 9 11 15'.

On eclipse just press of run button then you will get output inside terminal.

I hope this article on insertion sort in java helps you and the steps and method mentioned above are easy to follow and implement.

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