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Questions tagged [binary-search]

Binary search is an efficient algorithm for finding a key in sorted data. It runs in O(log n) time.

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Building balanced BST from sorted array: recursive and iterative approaches

I am implementing an algorithm to solve the following problem: Given a sorted (increasing order) array with unique integer elements, write an algorithm to create a binary search tree with minimal ...
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Generalisation of Binary Search

I wrote a function to implement a generalised version of binary search that can find the minimum or maximum index in a given sorted list that satisfies a provided predicate. My Code ...
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AVL height-balanced binary search Tree and Dictionary

Mostly as a learning exercise, and partly as I thought it might be useful, I have written an implementation of AVL trees ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AVL_tree ). An AVL tree is a height-balanced ...
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Find array index with element equality in Python

I was given this question during an interview. It is similar to binary search and I would like to ask for feedback for my solution. Array Index & Element Equality Given a sorted array arr ...
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Binary search a sorted list of integers in Python 3

y is the value I am searching for. Is this the correct implementation for binary search? ...
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Extended Binary Search Function (python)

I wrote a function to find the closest value in a list to a given search value. What prompted me to write it was as boilerplate for a prime number problem so I could find the closest prime to a given ...
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Binary search for students

I'm putting together an example for students where I would like to show how we can optimize even such basic algorithm like a binary search with respect to hardware. I do not consider threads. I wrote ...
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Cleaner way to handle double pointer in C++ BST?

I have an implementation for my first binary search tree in C++. I was wondering if there was some cleaner way to avoid using the double pointer in the way I have my code setup? Such as on one line I ...
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Search insert position

I am trying to solve this problem: Given a sorted array and a target value, return the index if the target is found. If not, return the index where it would be if it were inserted in order. and ...
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Binary search tree in C++, and display, search and delete functions

I feel ready to show you my work on creating BST in C++ using double linked list and 3 more functions for manipulating the tree. There is also one more function checking if the tree is real or not. ...
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Find the square root of the number without using any built-in function?

I am working on below problem: Given an integer, how do you find the square root of the number without using any built-in function? ...
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Leetcode #826. Most Profit Assigning Work solution in Java (Sort + Binary Search)

Problem Statement: We have jobs: difficulty[i] is the difficulty of the ith job, and profit[i] is the profit of the ith job....
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Find maximum in sorted and rotated array

This is an interview question. A sorted rotated array is a sorted array which was rotated 0 or more times. For example: [1,2,3] -> [2,3,1] ...
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Find target in sorted array pivoted at some unknown point in O(log n)

You are given an array sorted in ascending order which is rotated at some pivot unknown to you beforehand. Find your target in O(log n) which means it should be a binary search. If the value does not ...
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AVL Tree with delete method in Python 3

Just a general code review. I'm looking for my first developer job so anything constructive is awesome. Please, and thank you very much. I've written this implementation as an exercise and to add to ...
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Binary search tree with common operations

I trying to see if I implemented these operations correctly and if they could be optimized in any way. The implementations are just the typical implementations found online but I adjusted them to work ...
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Smallest number in BST which is greater than or equal to N

Given a Binary Search Tree and a number N, the task is to find the smallest number in the binary search tree that is greater than or equal to N. Print the value of the element if it exists ...
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Find largest smaller key in Binary Search Tree

Given a root of a Binary Search Tree (BST) and a number num, implement an efficient function findLargestSmallerKey that finds the largest key in the tree that is smaller than num. If such a number ...
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Binary Search Python

Tried to make a binary search algorithm, how did I do? ...
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Determining a salary for buying a house in 36 months

I did this programming challenge. Part C of the challenge, is to find the salary you have to save every month to be able to buy a house in 36 months. This is my first time using bisection search so I ...
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BST implementation for insert (put) and contain (search) in Python

I was asked about this question by my friend, so I decided to implement it recursively. I would like to get some code review. ...
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First Swing at an AVL Tree Implementation in C++

I've implemented a simple AVL binary search tree. For no real reason I decided to implement this without multiplicity, so if we try to insert(5) twice, it's only stored once in the tree. I've also ...
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Exercise 6.1 from ANSI C book - getword function

I have a following exercise from ANSI C book: Exercise 6.1. Our version of getword does not properly handle underscores, string constants, comments, or preprocessor control lines. Write a ...
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Binary search in Scala

Another exercise in Scala in which the goal is to find the target position as fast as possible. The initial input provides the grid size and the initial position. Each turn, this code provide a new ...
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Inefficient binary search? Hackerrank - Climbing the Leaderboard

I'm learning Golang and have been trying to get 100% on the following Hackerrank practice challenge: Climbing the Leaderboard The code passes ~8 of 11 tests. The Hackerrank tests are time-bound and ...
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Binary searching the turning point of a function

The problem You are given a list of \$ n \$ positive integers. Your task is to split the list into \$ k \$ subarrays so that the largest subarray sum is minimized. The input On the first line you ...
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Autocomplete implementation in Python

I have an autocomplete implementation in Python, and it passed all of the unit tests that I have included at the bottom. ...
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Binary search on a uniformly distributed vector

I am trying to write a binary search using recursion in C on a sorted vector that we can assume comes from a uniform distribution between the start and end values. What I am trying to write is an ...
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Binary search for integers

I've written binary search with only my own efforts 💪💪 without glancing at anywhere. I stuck on finding base case. At final, I think that if last checking is less than first index or first checking ...
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Perform BFS on a Binary Tree

Task: Perform Breadth first traversal on a Binary Search Tree and print the elements traversed. ...
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Searching the Array Index & Element Equality

I was asked this question from online coding interview and I have provided my solution that passes all of the test cases. I wanted to see if someone can review my code. Array Index & Element ...
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findInOrderSuccessor in a Binary Search Tree python

I would like to ask code review for the following problem that I solved. https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/inorder-successor-in-binary-search-tree/ ...
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Python Binary Search Performance

This is my version of the binary search method. What more can I do to optimize this? I have written comments throughout to guide anyone who might find this code helpful through how it operates. But I ...
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Binary search on a Bitonic array

So, I have been preparing for an interview and I thought of coding up a Binary search on a Bitonic array for practice. A bitonic array has a bunch of numbers in increasing order at the beginning of ...
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Three sum using binary search

Given an array and a value, find all the triplets in the array whose sum is equal to the given value. For example, if the given array is {12, 3, 4, 1, 6, 9} and the ...
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Binary Search Tree C++

Appreciate your thoughts and feedback... BST.h ...
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Simple binary search

Here the task (in Indonesian). I think my binary search algorithm is correct. Ideone ...
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Using bisect to flip coins

I am trying to solve this problem on Codechef, which has a list of \$N\$ coins, all initially tails-up, and a list of \$Q\$ commands. There are two possible commands, ...
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Counting the number of 1 bits in a sorted bit array

I wrote a function in python to count the number of 1-bits in a sorted bit array. I'm basically using binary search but the code seems unnecessarily long and awkward. I did test it for several ...
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Binary search for IOI problem: Cave

Question http://www.ioinformatics.org/locations/ioi13/contest/day2/cave/cave.pdf Code ...
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iterative binary_search Python implementation

I did a Python implementation of binary search implementation iteratively. It passes all of the test and I was wondering if I can get any feedback. ...
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binary search using recursion [closed]

I implemented a binary search algorithm using recursion in Java package com.soloworld.binarysearch; ...
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Getting partition boundaries in sorted integer array using only equalTo operator

For my task, I need to find partition boundaries in sorted input. Values are expected to be repeated, I just need to find range for each value. Please check comment in following output for example. ...
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Binary search large tree in C

I tested creating 1 billion (1,000,000,000) nodes and lookups are fast. You can ask for a node by node_id. ...
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Rare binary numbers

Rare numbers are the natural numbers in their binary forms in which there aren't two (or more) ones next to each other. Make a program that will give the N. rare number! For example: In case of N =...
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Loop for inserting a node into a binary search tree

I am trying to implement binary search tree. One method which I am trying to implement in the most efficient and stylish way is node insertion. I am under the impression that while (true) is a bad ...
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Binary search algorithm in Clojure

I'm absolutely new to Clojure (started learning it yesterday). After I went through some tutorials and checked out the basics I implemented the following Binary search algorithm: ...
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Finding the root of a function by Bisection Method

The program has to look for a root in an interval [a,b]. The root should be declared with a certain accuracy eps. I.e it should ...
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Count of Smaller Numbers After Self

This is a LeetCode.com problem. https://leetcode.com/problems/count-of-smaller-numbers-after-self/description/ You are given an integer array nums and you have to return a new counts array. The ...
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Iterative binary search

I have made a simple binary search algorithm with the assumptions that the input array is sorted and has only unique values. ...