# Posts tagged as “sliding window”

You are given a string s, a split is called good if you can split s into 2 non-empty strings p and q where its concatenation is equal to s and the number of distinct letters in p and q are the same.

Return the number of good splits you can make in s.

Example 1:

Input: s = "aacaba"
Output: 2
Explanation: There are 5 ways to split "aacaba" and 2 of them are good.
("a", "acaba") Left string and right string contains 1 and 3 different letters respectively.
("aa", "caba") Left string and right string contains 1 and 3 different letters respectively.
("aac", "aba") Left string and right string contains 2 and 2 different letters respectively (good split).
("aaca", "ba") Left string and right string contains 2 and 2 different letters respectively (good split).
("aacab", "a") Left string and right string contains 3 and 1 different letters respectively.


Example 2:

Input: s = "abcd"
Output: 1
Explanation: Split the string as follows ("ab", "cd").


Example 3:

Input: s = "aaaaa"
Output: 4
Explanation: All possible splits are good.

Example 4:

Input: s = "acbadbaada"
Output: 2


Constraints:

• s contains only lowercase English letters.
• 1 <= s.length <= 10^5

## Solution: Sliding Window

1. Count the frequency of each letter and count number of unique letters for the entire string as right part.
2. Iterate over the string, add current letter to the left part, and remove it from the right part.
3. We only
1. increase the number of unique letters when its frequency becomes to 1
2. decrease the number of unique letters when its frequency becomes to 0

Time complexity: O(n)
Space complexity: O(1)

## Python3

Winston was given the above mysterious function func. He has an integer array arr and an integer target and he wants to find the values l and r that make the value |func(arr, l, r) - target| minimum possible.

Return the minimum possible value of |func(arr, l, r) - target|.

Notice that func should be called with the values l and r where 0 <= l, r < arr.length.

Example 1:

Input: arr = [9,12,3,7,15], target = 5
Output: 2
Explanation: Calling func with all the pairs of [l,r] = [[0,0],[1,1],[2,2],[3,3],[4,4],[0,1],[1,2],[2,3],[3,4],[0,2],[1,3],[2,4],[0,3],[1,4],[0,4]], Winston got the following results [9,12,3,7,15,8,0,3,7,0,0,3,0,0,0]. The value closest to 5 is 7 and 3, thus the minimum difference is 2.


Example 2:

Input: arr = [1000000,1000000,1000000], target = 1
Output: 999999
Explanation: Winston called the func with all possible values of [l,r] and he always got 1000000, thus the min difference is 999999.


Example 3:

Input: arr = [1,2,4,8,16], target = 0
Output: 0


Constraints:

• 1 <= arr.length <= 10^5
• 1 <= arr[i] <= 10^6
• 0 <= target <= 10^7

## Solution: Brute Force w/ Optimization

Try all possible [l, r] range with pruning.
1. for a given l, we extend r, since s & x <= s, if s becomes less than target, we can stop the inner loop.
2. Case 1, s = arr[l] & … & arr[n-1], s > target,
Let s’ = arr[l+1] & … & arr[n-1], s’ >= s,
if s > target, then s’ > target, we can stop outer loop as well.
Case 2, inner loop stops at r, s = arr[l] & … & arr[r], s <= target, we continue with l+1.

Time complexity: O(n)? on average, O(n^2) in worst case.
Space complexity: O(1)

## C++

Given the array nums consisting of n positive integers. You computed the sum of all non-empty continous subarrays from the array and then sort them in non-decreasing order, creating a new array of n * (n + 1) / 2 numbers.

Return the sum of the numbers from index left to index right (indexed from 1), inclusive, in the new array. Since the answer can be a huge number return it modulo 10^9 + 7.

Example 1:

Input: nums = [1,2,3,4], n = 4, left = 1, right = 5
Output: 13
Explanation: All subarray sums are 1, 3, 6, 10, 2, 5, 9, 3, 7, 4. After sorting them in non-decreasing order we have the new array [1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10]. The sum of the numbers from index le = 1 to ri = 5 is 1 + 2 + 3 + 3 + 4 = 13.


Example 2:

Input: nums = [1,2,3,4], n = 4, left = 3, right = 4
Output: 6
Explanation: The given array is the same as example 1. We have the new array [1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10]. The sum of the numbers from index le = 3 to ri = 4 is 3 + 3 = 6.


Example 3:

Input: nums = [1,2,3,4], n = 4, left = 1, right = 10
Output: 50


Constraints:

• 1 <= nums.length <= 10^3
• nums.length == n
• 1 <= nums[i] <= 100
• 1 <= left <= right <= n * (n + 1) / 2

## Solution 1: Brute Force

Find sums of all the subarrays and sort the values.

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

## Solution 2: Priority Queue/ Min Heap

For each subarray, start with one element e.g nums[i], put them into a priority queue (min heap). Each time, we have the smallest subarray sum, and extend that subarray and put the new sum back into priority queue. Thought it has the same time complexity as the brute force one in worst case, but space complexity can be reduce to O(n).

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

## Solution 3: Binary Search + Sliding Window

Use binary search to find S s.t. that there are at least k subarrys have sum <= S.

Given S, we can use sliding window to count how many subarrays have sum <= S and their total sum.

ans = sums_of_first(right) – sums_of_first(left – 1).

Time complexity: O(n * log(sum(nums))
Space complexity: O(n)

## C++

Given a binary array nums, you should delete one element from it.

Return the size of the longest non-empty subarray containing only 1’s in the resulting array.

Return 0 if there is no such subarray.

Example 1:

Input: nums = [1,1,0,1]
Output: 3
Explanation: After deleting the number in position 2, [1,1,1] contains 3 numbers with value of 1's.

Example 2:

Input: nums = [0,1,1,1,0,1,1,0,1]
Output: 5
Explanation: After deleting the number in position 4, [0,1,1,1,1,1,0,1] longest subarray with value of 1's is [1,1,1,1,1].

Example 3:

Input: nums = [1,1,1]
Output: 2
Explanation: You must delete one element.

Example 4:

Input: nums = [1,1,0,0,1,1,1,0,1]
Output: 4


Example 5:

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


Constraints:

• 1 <= nums.length <= 10^5
• nums[i] is either 0 or 1.

## Solution 1: DP

Preprocess:
l[i] := longest 1s from left side ends with nums[i], l[i] = nums[i] + nums[i] * l[i – 1]
r[i] := longest 1s from right side ends with nums[i], r[i] = nums[i] + nums[i] * r[i + 1]

Use each node as a bridge (ignored), the total number of consecutive 1s = l[i – 1] + r[i + 1].

ans = max{l[i-1] + r[i +1]}
Time complexity: O(n)
Space complexity: O(n)

## Solution 2: DP

dp[i][0] := longest subarray ends with nums[i] has no ones.
dp[i][0] := longest subarray ends with nums[i] has 1 one.
if nums[i] == 1:
dp[i][0] = dp[i – 1][0] + 1
dp[i][1] = dp[i – 1][1] + 1
if nums[i] == 0:
dp[i][0] = 0
dp[i][1] = dp[i – 1][0] + 1
Time complexity: O(n)
Space complexity: O(n) -> O(1)

## Solution 3: Sliding Window

Maintain a sliding window l ~ r s.t sum(num[l~r]) >= r – l. There can be at most one 0 in the window.
ans = max{r – l} for all valid windows.

Time complexity: O(n)
Space complexity: O(1)

## C++

Given an array of integers arr and an integer target.

You have to find two non-overlapping sub-arrays of arr each with sum equal target. There can be multiple answers so you have to find an answer where the sum of the lengths of the two sub-arrays is minimum.

Return the minimum sum of the lengths of the two required sub-arrays, or return -1 if you cannot find such two sub-arrays.

Example 1:

Input: arr = [3,2,2,4,3], target = 3
Output: 2
Explanation: Only two sub-arrays have sum = 3 ([3] and [3]). The sum of their lengths is 2.


Example 2:

Input: arr = [7,3,4,7], target = 7
Output: 2
Explanation: Although we have three non-overlapping sub-arrays of sum = 7 ([7], [3,4] and [7]), but we will choose the first and third sub-arrays as the sum of their lengths is 2.


Example 3:

Input: arr = [4,3,2,6,2,3,4], target = 6
Output: -1
Explanation: We have only one sub-array of sum = 6.


Example 4:

Input: arr = [5,5,4,4,5], target = 3
Output: -1
Explanation: We cannot find a sub-array of sum = 3.


Example 5:

Input: arr = [3,1,1,1,5,1,2,1], target = 3
Output: 3
Explanation: Note that sub-arrays [1,2] and [2,1] cannot be an answer because they overlap.


Constraints:

• 1 <= arr.length <= 10^5
• 1 <= arr[i] <= 1000
• 1 <= target <= 10^8

## Solution: Sliding Window + Best so far

1. Use a sliding window to maintain a subarray whose sum is <= target
2. When the sum of the sliding window equals to target, we found a subarray [s, e]
3. Update ans with it’s length + shortest subarray which ends before s.
4. We can use an array to store the shortest subarray which ends before s.

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

## C++

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