Tag: Algorithm

Box Stacking Problem

Given a set of rectangular 3D boxes, create a stack of boxes which is as tall as possible. A box can be placed on top of another box if the dimensions of the 2D base of the lower box are each strictly larger than those of the 2D base of the higher box. Multiple instances …

Determine negative-weight cycle in a graph

Given a directed weighted graph, report a negative-weight cycle in the graph if any. A negative-weight cycle is a cycle in graph whose edges sum to a negative value.

Unbounded Binary Search

Given a monotonically increasing function f(x), find the value of x where f(x) becomes positive for the first time. In other words, find a positive integer x such that f(x-1), f(x-2),… are negative and f(x+1), f(x+2),… are positive.

In-place vs out-of-place algorithms

All algorithms can be classified into in-place and out-of-place algorithms based on the amount of extra space used by them. In this quick article, we’ll explore the difference between the two.

Kahn’s Topological Sort Algorithm

Given a directed acyclic graph (DAG), print it in Topological order using Kahn’s Topological Sort algorithm. If the DAG has more than one topological ordering, print any of them.

Linked List Implementation in Java

We know that LinkedList class in Java is a doubly-linked list implementation of the List interface. This post provides an overview common techniques to manually implement a linked list in Java programming language.