SIMILARITIES BETWEEN ALGORITHM AND PSEUDO–CODES
An algorithm is a well-defined procedure that allows a computer to solve a problem. Pseudo – code is a simple way of writing programming code in English
In algorithmic specifications, the instructions are performed from top to bottom, unless the instruction themselves otherwise specified. Pseudo – code instruction are usually performed from top to bottom unless specified otherwise.
The sequence in which the steps of the algorithm are to carried out should be clearly specified. The instruction in a pseudo – code should be clearly specified.
An algorithm is used to perform instructions in a sequence that is, one after another. Pseudo – code is used to perform for performing sequential instructions.
Algorithm is a programming analysis tool used for program planning. Pseudo – code is another programming analysis tool that is used for planning a program.
The sequence in an algorithm should express just a particular action in a computer. Each statement in your pseudo – code expresses just one action for the computer.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ALGORITHM AND PSEUDO-CODES
Algorithm is a well defined sequence of steps that provides a solution for a given problem Pseudo – code is one of the methods that can be used to represent an algorithm.
Algorithms can be written in natural language. Pseudo – code is written in a format that is closely related to high level programming language structures.
Algorithm presented in pseudo – code to programming code could be much easier than converting an algorithm written in natural language. Pseudo – code does not use specific programming language syntax and therefore could be understood by programmers who are familiar with different programming languages.
An algorithm is just a sequence of steps with no fixed representation. It can be described in a high-level description, pseudo – code or code in any language. There’s no fixed format for pseudo – code – it can look very similar to any language or combination of languages, or it can simply be a natural language description of the algorithm.
Algorithm is the “skeleton” of the plan/task. Pseudo – code is telling the program how the algorithm wants the plan/ task to turn out to be.