Press "Enter" to skip to content

Posts tagged as “stack”

花花酱 LeetCode 1261. Find Elements in a Contaminated Binary Tree

Given a binary tree with the following rules:

  1. root.val == 0
  2. If treeNode.val == x and treeNode.left != null, then treeNode.left.val == 2 * x + 1
  3. If treeNode.val == x and treeNode.right != null, then treeNode.right.val == 2 * x + 2

Now the binary tree is contaminated, which means all treeNode.val have been changed to -1.

You need to first recover the binary tree and then implement the FindElements class:

  • FindElements(TreeNode* root) Initializes the object with a contamined binary tree, you need to recover it first.
  • bool find(int target) Return if the target value exists in the recovered binary tree.

Example 1:

Input
["FindElements","find","find"]
[[[-1,null,-1]],[1],[2]]
Output

[null,false,true]

Explanation FindElements findElements = new FindElements([-1,null,-1]); findElements.find(1); // return False findElements.find(2); // return True

Example 2:

Input
["FindElements","find","find","find"]
[[[-1,-1,-1,-1,-1]],[1],[3],[5]]
Output

[null,true,true,false]

Explanation FindElements findElements = new FindElements([-1,-1,-1,-1,-1]); findElements.find(1); // return True findElements.find(3); // return True findElements.find(5); // return False

Example 3:

Input
["FindElements","find","find","find","find"]
[[[-1,null,-1,-1,null,-1]],[2],[3],[4],[5]]
Output

[null,true,false,false,true]

Explanation FindElements findElements = new FindElements([-1,null,-1,-1,null,-1]); findElements.find(2); // return True findElements.find(3); // return False findElements.find(4); // return False findElements.find(5); // return True

Constraints:

  • TreeNode.val == -1
  • The height of the binary tree is less than or equal to 20
  • The total number of nodes is between [1, 10^4]
  • Total calls of find() is between [1, 10^4]
  • 0 <= target <= 10^6

Solutoin 1: Recursion and HashSet

Time complexity: Recover O(n), find O(1)
Space complexity: O(n)

C++

Solution 2: Recursion and Binary format

The binary format of t = (target + 1) (from high bit to low bit, e.g. in reverse order) decides where to go at each node.
t % 2 == 1, go right, otherwise go left
t = t / 2 or t >>= 1

Time complexity: Recover O(n), find O(log|target|)
Space complexity: O(1)

C++

花花酱 1249. Minimum Remove to Make Valid Parentheses

Given a string s of '(' , ')' and lowercase English characters. 

Your task is to remove the minimum number of parentheses ( '(' or ')', in any positions ) so that the resulting parentheses string is valid and return any valid string.

Formally, a parentheses string is valid if and only if:

  • It is the empty string, contains only lowercase characters, or
  • It can be written as AB (A concatenated with B), where A and B are valid strings, or
  • It can be written as (A), where A is a valid string.

Example 1:

Input: s = "lee(t(c)o)de)"
Output: "lee(t(c)o)de"
Explanation: "lee(t(co)de)" , "lee(t(c)ode)" would also be accepted.

Example 2:

Input: s = "a)b(c)d"
Output: "ab(c)d"

Example 3:

Input: s = "))(("
Output: ""
Explanation: An empty string is also valid.

Example 4:

Input: s = "(a(b(c)d)"
Output: "a(b(c)d)"

Constraints:

  • 1 <= s.length <= 10^5
  • s[i] is one of  '(' , ')' and lowercase English letters.

Solution: Couting

Count how many “(” are open and how many “)” left.

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

C++

花花酱 LeetCode 71. Simplify Path

Given an absolute path for a file (Unix-style), simplify it. Or in other words, convert it to the canonical path.

In a UNIX-style file system, a period . refers to the current directory. Furthermore, a double period .. moves the directory up a level. For more information, see: Absolute path vs relative path in Linux/Unix

Note that the returned canonical path must always begin with a slash /, and there must be only a single slash / between two directory names. The last directory name (if it exists) must not end with a trailing /. Also, the canonical path must be the shortest string representing the absolute path.

Example 1:

Input: "/home/"
Output: "/home"
Explanation: Note that there is no trailing slash after the last directory name.

Example 2:

Input: "/../"
Output: "/"
Explanation: Going one level up from the root directory is a no-op, as the root level is the highest level you can go.

Example 3:

Input: "/home//foo/"
Output: "/home/foo"
Explanation: In the canonical path, multiple consecutive slashes are replaced by a single one.

Example 4:

Input: "/a/./b/../../c/"
Output: "/c"

Example 5:

Input: "/a/../../b/../c//.//"
Output: "/c"

Example 6:

Input: "/a//b////c/d//././/.."
Output: "/a/b/c"

Solution: Stack

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

C++

花花酱 LeetCode 1209. Remove All Adjacent Duplicates in String II

Given a string s, a k duplicate removal consists of choosing k adjacent and equal letters from s and removing them causing the left and the right side of the deleted substring to concatenate together.

We repeatedly make k duplicate removals on s until we no longer can.

Return the final string after all such duplicate removals have been made.

It is guaranteed that the answer is unique.

Example 1:

Input: s = "abcd", k = 2
Output: "abcd"
Explanation: There's nothing to delete.

Example 2:

Input: s = "deeedbbcccbdaa", k = 3
Output: "aa"
Explanation: 
First delete "eee" and "ccc", get "ddbbbdaa"
Then delete "bbb", get "dddaa"
Finally delete "ddd", get "aa"

Example 3:

Input: s = "pbbcggttciiippooaais", k = 2
Output: "ps"

Constraints:

  • 1 <= s.length <= 10^5
  • 2 <= k <= 10^4
  • s only contains lower case English letters.

Solution: Stack

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

C++

花花酱 LeetCode 1190. Reverse Substrings Between Each Pair of Parentheses

Given a string s that consists of lower case English letters and brackets. 

Reverse the strings in each pair of matching parentheses, starting from the innermost one.

Your result should not contain any bracket.

Example 1:

Input: s = "(abcd)"
Output: "dcba"

Example 2:

Input: s = "(u(love)i)"
Output: "iloveu"

Example 3:

Input: s = "(ed(et(oc))el)"
Output: "leetcode"

Example 4:

Input: s = "a(bcdefghijkl(mno)p)q"
Output: "apmnolkjihgfedcbq"

Constraints:

  • 0 <= s.length <= 2000
  • s only contains lower case English characters and parentheses.
  • It’s guaranteed that all parentheses are balanced.

Solution: Stack

Use a stack of strings to track all the active strings.
Iterate over the input string:
1. Whenever there is a ‘(‘, push an empty string to the stack.
2. Whenever this is a ‘)’, pop the top string and append the reverse of it to the new stack top.
3. Otherwise, append the letter to the string on top the of stack.

Once done, the (only) string on the top of the stack is the answer.

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

C++