time-complexityGetting started with time-complexity


This section provides an overview of what time-complexity is, and why a developer might want to use it.

It should also mention any large subjects within time-complexity, and link out to the related topics. Since the Documentation for time-complexity is new, you may need to create initial versions of those related topics.

Installation or Setup

Time complexity is a property of

  • Problems someone might want to solve computationally,
  • Algorithms designed to solve such problems and
  • Programs implementing such algorithms.

An abstract concept requires no installation or setup. Simply take any problem, algorithm, or code and ask "How long will this take?”

Hello, world!

echo "Hello, world!"

Even in bash, this program works similarly in most other languages. The program has no input and will always function the same in an idealized world - run time should never change. Thus Hello World has constant complexity.

Almost all elementary operations are assumed to have constant complexity. This forms the basic building blocks of most programs.