Reverse Bits of a given Integer

Given an integer, reverse its bits using binary operators.     The idea is to initialize the result by 0 (all bits 0) and process the given number starting from its least significant bit. If the current bit is 1, then we set the corresponding most significant bit in the result and finally move on …

Longest Common Subsequence of K-sequences

The longest common subsequence (LCS) problem is the problem of finding the longest subsequence that is present in given two sequences in the same order. i.e. find a longest sequence which can be obtained from the first original sequence by deleting some items, and from the second original sequence by deleting other items.

Huffman Coding

Huffman Coding is a algorithm for doing data compression and it forms the basic idea behind file compression. This post talks about fixed length and variable length encoding, uniquely decodable codes, prefix rules and construction of Huffman Tree.

Wildcard Pattern Matching

Given a string and a pattern containing wildcard characters i.e. ‘*’ and ‘?’, where ‘?’ can match to any single character in input string and ‘*’ can match to any number of characters including zero characters, design an efficient algorithm to find if the pattern matches with the complete input string or not.  

Longest Increasing Subsequence

The longest increasing subsequence problem is to find a subsequence of a given sequence in which the subsequence’s elements are in sorted order, lowest to highest, and in which the subsequence is as long as possible. This subsequence is not necessarily contiguous, or unique.  

Maximum profit earned by buying and selling shares any number of times

Given a list containing future prediction of share prices, find maximum profit that can be earned by buying and selling shares any number of times with constraint that a new transaction can only start after previous transaction is complete. i.e. we can only hold at-most one share at a time.