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花花酱 LeetCode 901. Online Stock Span

Problem

Write a class StockSpanner which collects daily price quotes for some stock, and returns the span of that stock’s price for the current day.

The span of the stock’s price today is defined as the maximum number of consecutive days (starting from today and going backwards) for which the price of the stock was less than or equal to today’s price.

For example, if the price of a stock over the next 7 days were [100, 80, 60, 70, 60, 75, 85], then the stock spans would be [1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 4, 6].

Example 1:

Input: ["StockSpanner","next","next","next","next","next","next","next"], [[],[100],[80],[60],[70],[60],[75],[85]]
Output: [null,1,1,1,2,1,4,6]
Explanation: 
First, S = StockSpanner() is initialized.  Then:
S.next(100) is called and returns 1,
S.next(80) is called and returns 1,
S.next(60) is called and returns 1,
S.next(70) is called and returns 2,
S.next(60) is called and returns 1,
S.next(75) is called and returns 4,
S.next(85) is called and returns 6.

Note that (for example) S.next(75) returned 4, because the last 4 prices
(including today's price of 75) were less than or equal to today's price.

Note:

  1. Calls to StockSpanner.next(int price) will have 1 <= price <= 10^5.
  2. There will be at most 10000 calls to StockSpanner.next per test case.
  3. There will be at most 150000 calls to StockSpanner.next across all test cases.
  4. The total time limit for this problem has been reduced by 75% for C++, and 50% for all other languages.

 

Solution 1: Brute Force (TLE)

Time complexity: O(n) per next call

Space complexity: O(n)

Solution 2: DP

dp[i] := span of prices[i]

j = i – 1
while j >= 0 and prices[i] >= prices[j]: j -= dp[j]
dp[i] = i – j

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Solution 3: Monotonic Stack

Maintain a monotonic stack whose element are pairs of <price, span>, sorted by price from high to low.

When a new price comes in

  1. If it’s less than top price, add a new pair (price, 1) to the stack, return 1
  2. If it’s greater than top element, collapse the stack and accumulate the span until the top price is higher than the new price. return the total span

e.g. prices: 10, 6, 5, 4, 3, 7

after 3, the stack looks [(10,1), (6,1), (5,1), (4,1), (3, 1)],

when 7 arrives, [(10,1), (6,1), (5,1), (4,1), (3, 1), (7, 4 + 1)] = [(10, 1), (7, 5)]

Time complexity: O(1) amortized, each element will be pushed on to stack once, and pop at most once.

Space complexity: O(n), in the worst case, the prices is in descending order.

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花花酱 LeetCode 902. Numbers At Most N Given Digit Set

Problem

We have a sorted set of digits D, a non-empty subset of {'1','2','3','4','5','6','7','8','9'}.  (Note that '0' is not included.)

Now, we write numbers using these digits, using each digit as many times as we want.  For example, if D = {'1','3','5'}, we may write numbers such as '13', '551', '1351315'.

Return the number of positive integers that can be written (using the digits of D) that are less than or equal to N.

Example 1:

Input: D = ["1","3","5","7"], N = 100
Output: 20
Explanation: 
The 20 numbers that can be written are:
1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 17, 31, 33, 35, 37, 51, 53, 55, 57, 71, 73, 75, 77.

Example 2:

Input: D = ["1","4","9"], N = 1000000000
Output: 29523
Explanation: 
We can write 3 one digit numbers, 9 two digit numbers, 27 three digit numbers,
81 four digit numbers, 243 five digit numbers, 729 six digit numbers,
2187 seven digit numbers, 6561 eight digit numbers, and 19683 nine digit numbers.
In total, this is 29523 integers that can be written using the digits of D.

Note:

  1. D is a subset of digits '1'-'9' in sorted order.
  2. 1 <= N <= 10^9

 

Solution -1: DFS (TLE)

Time complexity: O(|D|^log10(N))

Space complexity: O(n)

Solution 1: Math

Time complexity: O(log10(N))

Space complexity: O(1)

Suppose N has n digits.

less than n digits

We can use all the numbers from D to construct numbers of with length 1,2,…,n-1 which are guaranteed to be less than N.

e.g. n = 52125, D = [1, 2, 5]

format X: e.g. 1, 2, 5 counts = |D| ^ 1

format XX: e.g. 11,12,15,21,22,25,51,52,55, counts = |D|^2

format XXX:  counts = |D|^3

format XXXX: counts = |D|^4

exact n digits

if all numbers in D  != N[0], counts = |d < N[0] | d in D| * |D|^(n-1), and we are done.

e.g. N = 34567, D = [1,2,8]

we can make:

  • X |3|^1
  • XX |3| ^ 2
  • XXX |3| ^ 3
  • XXXX |3| ^ 3
  • 1XXXX, |3|^4
  • 2XXXX, |3|^4
  • we can’t do 8XXXX

Total = (3^1 + 3^2 + 3^3 + 3^4) + 2 * |3|^ 4 = 120 + 162 = 282

N = 52525, D = [1,2,5]

However, if d = N[i], we need to check the next digit…

  • X |3|^1
  • XX |3| ^ 2
  • XXX |3| ^ 3
  • XXXX |3| ^ 3
  • 1XXXX, |3|^4
  • 2XXXX, |3|^4
  •  5????
    • 51XXX |3|^3
    • 52???
      • 521XX |3|^2
      • 522XX |3|^2
      • 525??
        • 5251X |3|^1
        • 5252?
          • 52521 |3|^0
          • 52522 |3|^0
          • 52525 +1

total = (120) + 2 * |3|^4 + |3|^3 + 2*|3|^2 + |3|^1 + 2 * |3|^0 + 1 = 120 + 213 = 333

if every digit of N is from D, then we also have a valid solution, thus need to + 1.

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花花酱 LeetCode 668. Kth Smallest Number in Multiplication Table

Problem

Nearly every one have used the Multiplication Table. But could you find out the k-th smallest number quickly from the multiplication table?

Given the height m and the length n of a m * n Multiplication Table, and a positive integer k, you need to return the k-th smallest number in this table.

Example 1:

Input: m = 3, n = 3, k = 5
Output: 
Explanation: 
The Multiplication Table:
1	2	3
2	4	6
3	6	9

The 5-th smallest number is 3 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3).

Example 2:

Input: m = 2, n = 3, k = 6
Output: 
Explanation: 
The Multiplication Table:
1	2	3
2	4	6

The 6-th smallest number is 6 (1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 6).

Note:

  1. The m and n will be in the range [1, 30000].
  2. The k will be in the range [1, m * n]

 

Solution 1: Nth element (MLE)

Time complexity: O(mn)

Space complexity: O(mn)

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Solution2 : Binary Search

Find first x such that there are k elements less or equal to x in the table.

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

Space complexity: O(1)

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花花酱 LeetCode 899. Orderly Queue

Problem

A string S of lowercase letters is given.  Then, we may make any number of moves.

In each move, we choose one of the first K letters (starting from the left), remove it, and place it at the end of the string.

Return the lexicographically smallest string we could have after any number of moves.

Example 1:

Input: S = "cba", K = 1
Output: "acb"
Explanation: 
In the first move, we move the 1st character ("c") to the end, obtaining the string "bac".
In the second move, we move the 1st character ("b") to the end, obtaining the final result "acb".

Example 2:

Input: S = "baaca", K = 3
Output: "aaabc"
Explanation: 
In the first move, we move the 1st character ("b") to the end, obtaining the string "aacab".
In the second move, we move the 3rd character ("c") to the end, obtaining the final result "aaabc".

Note:

  1. 1 <= K <= S.length <= 1000
  2. S consists of lowercase letters only.

Solution: Rotation or Sort?

if \(k =1\), we can only rotate the string.

if \(k > 1\), we can bubble sort the string.

Time complexity: O(n^2)

Space complexity: O(n)

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花花酱 LeetCode 895. Maximum Frequency Stack

Problem

Implement FreqStack, a class which simulates the operation of a stack-like data structure.

FreqStack has two functions:

  • push(int x), which pushes an integer x onto the stack.
  • pop(), which removes and returns the most frequent element in the stack.
    • If there is a tie for most frequent element, the element closest to the top of the stack is removed and returned.

Example 1:

Input: 
["FreqStack","push","push","push","push","push","push","pop","pop","pop","pop"],
[[],[5],[7],[5],[7],[4],[5],[],[],[],[]]
Output: [null,null,null,null,null,null,null,5,7,5,4]
Explanation:
After making six .push operations, the stack is [5,7,5,7,4,5] from bottom to top.  Then:

pop() -> returns 5, as 5 is the most frequent.
The stack becomes [5,7,5,7,4].

pop() -> returns 7, as 5 and 7 is the most frequent, but 7 is closest to the top.
The stack becomes [5,7,5,4].

pop() -> returns 5.
The stack becomes [5,7,4].

pop() -> returns 4.
The stack becomes [5,7].

Note:

  • Calls to FreqStack.push(int x) will be such that 0 <= x <= 10^9.
  • It is guaranteed that FreqStack.pop() won’t be called if the stack has zero elements.
  • The total number of FreqStack.push calls will not exceed 10000 in a single test case.
  • The total number of FreqStack.pop calls will not exceed 10000 in a single test case.
  • The total number of FreqStack.push and FreqStack.pop calls will not exceed 150000 across all test cases.

 

Solution 1: Buckets

We have n  stacks. The i-th stack has the of elements with freq i when pushed.

We keep tracking the freq of each element.

push(x): stacks[++freq(x)].push(x)  # inc x’s freq and push it onto freq-th stack

pop(): x = stacks[max_freq].pop(), –freq(x); # pop element x from the max_freq stack and dec it’s freq.

Time complexity: O(1) push / pop

Space complexity: O(n)

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Solution2: Priority Queue

Use a max heap with key: (freq, seq), the max freq and closest to the top of stack element will be extracted first.

Time complexity: O(logn)

Space complexity: O(n)

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