# Posts tagged as “matrix”

Given a positive integer n, generate a square matrix filled with elements from 1 to n2 in spiral order.

Example:

Input: 3
Output:
[
[ 1, 2, 3 ],
[ 8, 9, 4 ],
[ 7, 6, 5 ]
]

## Solution: Simulation

Time complexity: O(n^2)
Space complexity: O(n^2)

## C++

Given a matrix of m x n elements (m rows, n columns), return all elements of the matrix in spiral order.

Example 1:

Input:
[
[ 1, 2, 3 ],
[ 4, 5, 6 ],
[ 7, 8, 9 ]
]
Output: [1,2,3,6,9,8,7,4,5]


Example 2:

Input:
[
[1, 2, 3, 4],
[5, 6, 7, 8],
[9,10,11,12]
]
Output: [1,2,3,4,8,12,11,10,9,5,6,7]

Solution: Simulation

Keep track of the current bounds (left, right, top, bottom).

Init: left = 0, right = n – 1, top = 0, bottom = m – 1

Each time we move in one direction and shrink the bounds and turn 90 degrees:
1. go right => –top
2. go down => –right
3. go left => ++bottom
4. go up => ++left

## C++

Write an efficient algorithm that searches for a value in an m x n matrix. This matrix has the following properties:

• Integers in each row are sorted from left to right.
• The first integer of each row is greater than the last integer of the previous row.

Example 1:

Example 2:

## Solution: Binary Search

Treat the 2D array as a 1D array. matrix[index / cols][index % cols]

Time complexity: O(log(m*n))
Space complexity: O(1)

# 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)

# 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)

# Problem

In MATLAB, there is a very useful function called ‘reshape’, which can reshape a matrix into a new one with different size but keep its original data.

You’re given a matrix represented by a two-dimensional array, and two positive integers r and c representing the row number and column number of the wanted reshaped matrix, respectively.

The reshaped matrix need to be filled with all the elements of the original matrix in the same row-traversing order as they were.

If the ‘reshape’ operation with given parameters is possible and legal, output the new reshaped matrix; Otherwise, output the original matrix.

Example 1:

Input:
nums =
[[1,2],
[3,4]]
r = 1, c = 4
Output:
[[1,2,3,4]]
Explanation:
The row-traversing of nums is [1,2,3,4]. The new reshaped matrix is a 1 * 4 matrix, fill it row by row by using the previous list.


Example 2:

Input:
nums =
[[1,2],
[3,4]]
r = 2, c = 4
Output:
[[1,2],
[3,4]]
Explanation:
There is no way to reshape a 2 * 2 matrix to a 2 * 4 matrix. So output the original matrix.


Note:

1. The height and width of the given matrix is in range [1, 100].
2. The given r and c are all positive.

# Solution1: Brute Force

Time complexity: O(mn)

Space complexity: O(mn)

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