Sharing answer codes of mine about HackerRank: Array Manipulation.

HackerRank: Array Manipulation (in Data Structures)

Problem Statement

You are given a list(1-indexed) of size , initialized with zeroes. You have to perform operations on the list and output the maximum of final values of all the elements in the list. For every operation, you are given three integers and and you have to add value to all the elements ranging from index to (both inclusive).

For example, consider a list of size 3. The initial list would be and after performing the update the new list would be . Here, we’ve added value 30 to elements between indices 2 and 3. Note the index of the list starts from 1.

Naive Answer Code (in Python3)

  • Time complexity:
#!/bin/python3
# Input: the first line will contain two integer n and m seperated by a single space.
#  - Next m lines will contain three integers a,b and k separated by a single space.
#  - Numbers in list are numbered from 1 to n.
# Output: print in a single line the maximum value in the updated list.

import sys

if __name__ == "__main__":
    n, m = input().strip().split(' ')
    n, m = [int(n), int(m)]
    arr = [0]*n
    for a0 in range(m):
        a, b, k = input().strip().split(' ')
        a, b, k = [int(a), int(b), int(k)]
        for i in range(a-1,b):
            arr[i] += k

    print (max(arr))

Better Answer Code (in Python3)

  • Time complexity:
#!/bin/python3
# Input: the first line will contain two integer n and m seperated by a single space.
#  - Next m lines will contain three integers a,b and k separated by a single space.
#  - Numbers in list are numbered from 1 to n.
# Output: print in a single line the maximum value in the updated list.

import sys
from itertools import accumulate

if __name__ == "__main__":
    n, m = input().strip().split(' ')
    n, m = [int(n), int(m)]
    arr = [0]*(n+1)
    for a0 in range(m):
        a, b, k = input().strip().split(' ')
        a, b, k = [int(a), int(b), int(k)]
        arr[a-1] += k # Save one time and accumulate it later
        arr[b] -= k

    '''
    max = x = 0
    for i in arr:
        x = x+i
        if max < x:
            max = x
    '''
    print (max(accumulate(arr)))