These algorithm videos on YouTube are mesmerizing

Apparently there's a whole genre of YouTube videos that not only assign visuals but also audio to computer algorithms that sort information. Yours truly is not an expert, but I think my favorite sounds from this video come via the radix or LSD sort algorithm. There's an interesting explanation of the videos here. But even if you don't understand it, it's fun to watch and listen to: 

 

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