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Sorted Lists. CS 302 - Data Structures Sections 4.1, 4.2 & 4.3. Sorted List Implementations. Array-based. Linked-list-based. Array-based Implementation. template class SortedType { public: void MakeEmpty(); bool IsFull() const; int LengthIs() const; - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Sorted Lists CS 302 - Data StructuresSections 4.1, 4.2 & 4.3

  • Sorted List ImplementationsArray-basedLinked-list-based

  • Array-based Implementationtemplateclass SortedType { public: void MakeEmpty(); bool IsFull() const; int LengthIs() const; void RetrieveItem(ItemType&, bool&); void InsertItem(ItemType); void DeleteItem(ItemType); void ResetList(); bool IsLastItem(); void GetNextItem(ItemType&); private: int length; ItemType info[MAX_ITEMS]; int currentPos;};

  • InsertItem InsertItem (ItemType item) Function: Adds item to list Preconditions: (1) List has been initialized, (2) List is not full, (3) item is not in list (4) List is sorted by key member.Postconditions: (1) item is in list, (2) List is still sorted.

  • Array-based Implementationtemplatevoid SortedType::InsertItem(ItemType item){ int location = 0; bool found; found = false; while( (location < length) && !found) { if (item < info[location]) found = true; else location++;}

    (cont)O(N)

  • Array-based Implementation for (int index = length; index > location; index--) info[index] = info[index - 1];

    info[location] = item; length++;}

    O(N)Total time: O(N)O(1)

  • DeleteItemDeleteItem(ItemType item)Function: Deletes the element whose key matches item's keyPreconditions: (1) List has been initialized, (2) Key member of item has been initialized, (3) There is only one element in list which has a key matching item's key, (4) List is sorted by key member.Postconditions: (1) No element in list has a key matching item's key, (2) List is still sorted.

  • Array-based Implementation templatevoid SortedType::DeleteItem(ItemType item){ int location = 0; while (item != info[location]) location++; for (int index = location + 1; index < length; index++) info[index - 1] = info[index]; length--;} O(N)O(N)Total time: O(N)

  • RetrieveItem (ItemType& item, boolean& found) Function: Retrieves list element whose key matches item's key (if present).

    Preconditions: (1) List has been initialized, (2) Key member of item has been initialized.

    Postconditions: (1) If there is an element someItem whose key matches item's key, then found=true and item is a copy of someItem; otherwise, found=false and item is unchanged, (2) List is unchanged.

  • Might not have to search the whole list!Naive approach: use Linear Search Algorithmitem is not in the listretrieveSarahretrieveGeorgeitem is in the list

  • Improved RetrieveItem() templatevoid SortedType::RetrieveItem (ItemType& item, bool& found){ int location = 0; found = false; while ( (location < length) && !found) { if ( item > info[location]) { location++; else if(item < info[location]) location = length; // to break out of the loop else { found = true; item = info[location]; }} Still O(N)

  • Binary Search AlgorithmSplit the current search area in half, and if the item is not found there, then search the appropriate half.

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  • Binary Search Algorithm (cont.)templatevoid SortedType::RetrieveItem(ItemType& item, bool& found){ int midPoint; int first = 0; int last = length - 1; found = false; while( (first info[midPoint]) first = midPoint + 1; else { found = true; item = info[midPoint]; } }}O(logN)

  • Binary Search Efficiency (1) Number of iterations: For a list of 11 elements, it never iterates more than 4 times (e.g., approximately log2 11 times).Linear Search can iterate up to 11 times.

    Number of IterationsList LengthLinear Search (average)Binary Search105.53.310050.56.61,000500.51010,0005000.513.3

  • Binary Search Efficiency (contd) (2) Number of computations per iteration: Binary search does more work per iteration than Linear Search

    while( (first info[midPoint]) first = midPoint + 1; else { found = true; item = info[midPoint]; }while ( (location < length) && !found) { if ( item > info[location]) { location++; else if(item < info[location]) location = length; // to break out of the loop else { found = true; item = info[location]; }} Linear search iterationsBinary search iterations

  • Is Binary Search more efficient? Overall, it can be shown that:If the number of list elements is small (typically, under 20), then Linear Search is faster.If the number of list elements is large, then Binary Search is faster.

  • List Implementations

    Big-O Comparison of List OperationsOperation UnsortedSortedMakeEmptyO(1)O(1)LengthIsO(1)O(1)IsFullO(1)O(1)ResetListO(1)O(1)GetNextItemO(1)O(1)RetrieveItemO(N)O(log N)InsertItemO(1)O(N)DeleteItemO(N)O(N)

  • ExampleSuppose we have a million elements in an sorted list; which algorithm would be faster?

    (1) A binary search on a 500-MHz computer or (2) A linear search on a 5-GHz computer

  • Example (contd)

    Assumptions:

    (1) Each iteration of a linear search will be twice as fast as each iteration of a binary search on the same computer.

    (2) Each instruction on the 5-GHz computer is 10 times faster than each instruction on the 500-MHz computer.

  • Example (contd)

    Consider number of iterations first:

    Binary Search Linear Search log2(1,000,000) ~ 20 1,000,000 iterations (worst-case) (worst-case) or 500,000 (average-case)

    Binary search will be 500,000/20 = 25,000 faster than linear search.

  • Example (contd)

    Assuming same computers and using assumption (1):

    Binary search would be 25,000/2 = 12,500 faster!

  • Example (contd)

    Assuming different computers and using both assumptions (1) and (2):

    Binary search will be 25,000/20 = 1250 times faster on the 500-MHz computer than linear search on the 5-GHz computer!

  • Linked-list-based Implementationtemplate struct NodeType;templateclass SortedType { public: SortedType(); ~SortedType(); void MakeEmpty(); bool IsFull() const; int LengthIs() const; void RetrieveItem(ItemType&, bool&); void InsertItem(ItemType); void DeleteItem(ItemType); void ResetList(); bool IsLastItem() const; void GetNextItem(ItemType&); private: int length; NodeType* listData; NodeType* currentPos;};

  • RetrieveItem (ItemType& item, boolean& found) Function: Retrieves list element whose key matches item's key (if present).

    Preconditions: (1) List has been initialized, (2) Key member of item has been initialized.

    Postconditions: (1) If there is an element someItem whose key matches item's key, then found=true and item is a copy of someItem; otherwise, found=false and item is unchanged, (2) List is unchanged.

  • RetrieveItemCould use linear search O(N) time

  • RetrieveItem (cont.)templatevoid SortedType::RetrieveItem(ItemType& item, bool& found){ NodeType* location; location = listData; found = false; while( (location != NULL) && !found) { if (locationinfo < item) location = locationnext; else if (locationinfo == item) { found = true; item = locationinfo; } else location = NULL; // to break out of the loop }} O(N)

  • What about Binary Search?

    Not efficient any more!Cannot find the middle element in O(1) time.

  • InsertItem InsertItem (ItemType item) Function: Adds item to list Preconditions: (1) List has been initialized, (2) List is not full, (3) item is not in list (4) List is sorted by key member.Postconditions: (1) item is in list, (2) List is still sorted.

  • InsertItem

  • InsertItem (cont.)Can we compare one item ahead? Yes, but we need to check for special cases

    In general, we must keep track of the previous pointer, as well as the current pointer.

  • InsertItem (cont.)prevLoc = locationlocation =locationnext

  • Insert at the beginning of the list newNodenext=location;

    listData=newNode;Case 1

  • Insert between first and last elementsnewNodenext=location;prevLocnext = newNode;Case 2

  • Insert at the end of the listnewNodenext=location;prevLocnext = newNode;Case 3

  • Insert into an empty list newNodenext=location;listData=newNode;Case 4

  • newNodenext= location;listData=newNode;newNodenext=location;prevLocnext = newNode;newNodenext=location;prevLocnext = newNode;newNodenext=location;listData=newNode;(1)(2)(3)(4)

  • InsertItem (cont.)template void SortedType::InsertItem(ItemType newItem){ NodeType* newNode; NodeType* predLoc; NodeType* location; bool found; found = false; location = listData; predLoc = NULL; while( location != NULL && !found) { if (locationinfo < newItem) { predLoc = location; location = locationnext; } else found = true; } O(N)O(1)

  • InsertItem (cont.) newNode = new NodeType; newNodeinfo = newItem; if (predLoc == NULL) { newNodenext = listData; cases (1) and (4) listData = newNode; } else { newNodenext = location; predLocnext = newNode; cases (2) and (3) } length++;} O(1)O(1)O(1)

  • DeleteItemDeleteItem(ItemType item)Function: Deletes the element whose key matches item's keyPreconditions: (1) List has been initialized, (2) Key member of item has been initialized, (3) There is only one element in list which has a key matching item's key, (4) List is sorted by key member.Postconditions: (1) No element in list has a key matching item's key, (2) List is still sorted.

  • DeleteItemThe DeleteItem we wrote for unsorted lists would work f