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花花酱 LeetCode 1254. Number of Closed Islands

Given a 2D grid consists of 0s (land) and 1s (water).  An island is a maximal 4-directionally connected group of 0s and a closed island is an island totally (all left, top, right, bottom) surrounded by 1s.

Return the number of closed islands.

Example 1:

Input: grid = [[1,1,1,1,1,1,1,0],[1,0,0,0,0,1,1,0],[1,0,1,0,1,1,1,0],[1,0,0,0,0,1,0,1],[1,1,1,1,1,1,1,0]]
Output: 2
Explanation: 
Islands in gray are closed because they are completely surrounded by water (group of 1s).

Example 2:

Input: grid = [[0,0,1,0,0],[0,1,0,1,0],[0,1,1,1,0]]
Output: 1

Example 3:

Input: grid = [[1,1,1,1,1,1,1],
               [1,0,0,0,0,0,1],
               [1,0,1,1,1,0,1],
               [1,0,1,0,1,0,1],
               [1,0,1,1,1,0,1],
               [1,0,0,0,0,0,1],
               [1,1,1,1,1,1,1]]
Output: 2

Constraints:

  • 1 <= grid.length, grid[0].length <= 100
  • 0 <= grid[i][j] <=1

Solution: DFS/Backtracking

For each connected component, if it can reach the boundary then it’s not a closed island.

Time complexity: O(n*m)
Space complexity: O(n*m)

C++

花花酱 LeetCode 1202. Smallest String With Swaps

You are given a string s, and an array of pairs of indices in the string pairs where pairs[i] = [a, b] indicates 2 indices(0-indexed) of the string.

You can swap the characters at any pair of indices in the given pairs any number of times.

Return the lexicographically smallest string that s can be changed to after using the swaps.

Example 1:

Input: s = "dcab", pairs = [[0,3],[1,2]]
Output: "bacd"
Explaination: 
Swap s[0] and s[3], s = "bcad"
Swap s[1] and s[2], s = "bacd"

Example 2:

Input: s = "dcab", pairs = [[0,3],[1,2],[0,2]]
Output: "abcd"
Explaination: 
Swap s[0] and s[3], s = "bcad"
Swap s[0] and s[2], s = "acbd"
Swap s[1] and s[2], s = "abcd"

Example 3:

Input: s = "cba", pairs = [[0,1],[1,2]]
Output: "abc"
Explaination: 
Swap s[0] and s[1], s = "bca"
Swap s[1] and s[2], s = "bac"
Swap s[0] and s[1], s = "abc"

Constraints:

  • 1 <= s.length <= 10^5
  • 0 <= pairs.length <= 10^5
  • 0 <= pairs[i][0], pairs[i][1] < s.length
  • s only contains lower case English letters.

Solution: Connected Components

Use DFS / Union-Find to find all the connected components of swapable indices. For each connected components (index group), extract the subsequence of corresponding chars as a string, sort it and put it back to the original string in the same location.

e.g. s = “dcab”, pairs = [[0,3],[1,2]]
There are two connected components: {0,3}, {1,2}
subsequences:
1. 0,3 “db”, sorted: “bd”
2. 1,2 “ca”, sorted: “ac”
0 => b
1 => a
2 => c
3 => d
final = “bacd”

Time complexity: DFS: O(nlogn + k*(V+E)), Union-Find: O(nlogn + V+E)
Space complexity: O(n)

C++/DFS

C++/Union-Find

花花酱 LeetCode 947. Most Stones Removed with Same Row or Column

Problem

On a 2D plane, we place stones at some integer coordinate points.  Each coordinate point may have at most one stone.

Now, a move consists of removing a stone that shares a column or row with another stone on the grid.

What is the largest possible number of moves we can make?

Example 1:

Input: stones = [[0,0],[0,1],[1,0],[1,2],[2,1],[2,2]]
Output: 5

Example 2:

Input: stones = [[0,0],[0,2],[1,1],[2,0],[2,2]]
Output: 3

Example 3:

Input: stones = [[0,0]]
Output: 0

Note:

  1. 1 <= stones.length <= 1000
  2. 0 <= stones[i][j] < 10000



Solution 2: Union Find

Find all connected components (islands)

Ans = # of stones – # of islands

C++

Related Problems

 

花花酱 LeetCode 841. Keys and Rooms

Problem

There are N rooms and you start in room 0.  Each room has a distinct number in 0, 1, 2, ..., N-1, and each room may have some keys to access the next room.

Formally, each room i has a list of keys rooms[i], and each key rooms[i][j] is an integer in [0, 1, ..., N-1] where N = rooms.length.  A key rooms[i][j] = v opens the room with number v.

Initially, all the rooms start locked (except for room 0).

You can walk back and forth between rooms freely.

Return true if and only if you can enter every room.

Example 1:

Input: [[1],[2],[3],[]]
Output: true
Explanation:  
We start in room 0, and pick up key 1.
We then go to room 1, and pick up key 2.
We then go to room 2, and pick up key 3.
We then go to room 3.  Since we were able to go to every room, we return true.

Example 2:

Input: [[1,3],[3,0,1],[2],[0]]
Output: false
Explanation: We can't enter the room with number 2.

Note:

  1. 1 <= rooms.length <= 1000
  2. 0 <= rooms[i].length <= 1000
  3. The number of keys in all rooms combined is at most 3000.

Solution: DFS

Time complexity: O(V + E)

Space complexity: O(V)

C++

 

花花酱 LeetCode 827. Making A Large Island

Problem

In a 2D grid of 0s and 1s, we change at most one 0 to a 1.

After, what is the size of the largest island? (An island is a 4-directionally connected group of 1s).

Example 1:

Input: [[1, 0], [0, 1]]
Output: 3
Explanation: Change one 0 to 1 and connect two 1s, then we get an island with area = 3.

Example 2:

Input: [[1, 1], [1, 0]]
Output: 4
Explanation: Change the 0 to 1 and make the island bigger, only one island with area = 1.

Example 3:

Input: [[1, 1], [1, 1]]
Output: 4
Explanation: Can't change any 0 to 1, only one island with area = 1.

Notes:

  • 1 <= grid.length = grid[0].length <= 50.
  • 0 <= grid[i][j] <= 1.

Solution

Step 1: give each connected component a unique id and count its ara.

Step 2: for each 0 zero, check its 4 neighbours, sum areas up by unique ids.

Time complexity: O(n*m)

Space complexity: O(n*m)

C++