Given an array of n integers(duplicates allowed). Print “Yes” if it is a set of contiguous integers else print “No”.

INPUT: The first line consists of an integer T i.e. the number of test cases. First line of each test case consists of an integer n, denoting the size of array. Next line consists of n spaced integers, denoting elements of array.

OUTPUT: Print “Yes” if it is a set of contiguous integers else print “No”.

CONSTRAINTS: 1<=T<=100 1<=n<100000 a[i]<=105


5  2  3  6  4  4  6  6
10  14  10  12  12  13  15

Output : Yes No

Explanation: Test Case 1 : The elements of array form a contiguous set of integers which is {2, 3, 4, 5, 6} so the output is Yes. Test Case 2: We are unable to form contiguous set of integers using elements of array.

My approach:

/*package whatever //do not write package name here */

import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.util.Set;
import java.util.HashSet;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.Collections;

class GFG {

    private static void checkContig (int [] arr, int n)
            Set <Integer> set = new HashSet <>();

            for (int elem:arr)

            List <Integer> arrNoReps = new ArrayList <>();

            int first = arrNoReps.get(0);
            int last = first + arrNoReps.size() - 1;

            for (int i = first; i <= last; i++)
                    if( !arrNoReps.contains(i))

    public static void main (String[] args) throws IOException {
        BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader (new InputStreamReader (System.in));
        String line = br.readLine();

        int T = Integer.parseInt(line);
        String line2;
        String line3;
        String [] inps;
        int n;
        for (int i = 0; i < T; i++)
                line2 = br.readLine();
                n = Integer.parseInt(line2);
                int [] arr = new int[n];
                line3 = br.readLine();
                inps = line3.split(" ");
               // System.out.println(n);
                for (int j = 0; j < n; j++)
                        arr[j] = Integer.parseInt(inps[j]);

I have the following questions with regards to the code written above:

1) Does there exist a smarter way to solve this question?

2) Am I violating some serious Java coding conventions?

3) How can I improve my time and space complexity?

4) Can I use some different data structures which can solve the question faster?



Code. Separate the business logic from the IO. checkContig shall not print anything, but only return a success/failure indication. Printing is up to a caller.

Algorithm. arrNoReps.contains(i) fails to take into account the fact that arrNoReps is already sorted, effectively leading to a quadratic complexity. If the array is sorted, you can test its contiguity in a linear time:

    for (i = 1; i < arr.size(); i++) {
        if (arr[i] - arr[i-1] != 1) {
            return false;
    return true;

Notice that the same logic is applicable to the sorted array with repetitions. A difference between to successive elements in a sorted array is either 0 (a dupe), or 1 (contiguity maintained), or any other positive number (contiguity broken), so

    for (i = 1; i < arr.size(); i++) {
        if (arr[i] - arr[i-1] > 1) {
            return false;
    return true;

which means that the conversion to the set and back to array is quite redundant.


Apart from the suggestions given by @vnp, you can also try the logic with Java 8 Streams.

private static boolean isContiguous(List<Integer> numbers) {
    List<Integer> sortedDistinct = numbers.stream()

    return IntStream.range(1, sortedDistinct.size())
                .noneMatch(i -> sortedDistinct.get(i) - sortedDistinct.get(i - 1) > 1);

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