can any one of you give idea to write a method that can validate that the heap is a minimun heap returns a true or false, given an array
Java(Heap Sort)
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#2
Re: Java(Heap Sort)
Posted 05 June 2011  12:26 AM
To validate that a given binary tree satisfies the heap condition, you mean? Well, if you can state the heap condition, that should be pretty easy. Can you do that?
#3
Re: Java(Heap Sort)
Posted 05 June 2011  05:51 PM
#4
Re: Java(Heap Sort)
Posted 05 June 2011  06:07 PM
Presumably to demonstrate that you understand the heap condition and some basic tree walking. If I'd given that assignment, that would be what I would be looking for.
[Correction  this heap seems to be built on an array. Still, the point remains  it's a fairly simple task if you understand the material, and if not, it's not.]
[Correction  this heap seems to be built on an array. Still, the point remains  it's a fairly simple task if you understand the material, and if not, it's not.]
This post has been edited by jon.kiparsky: 05 June 2011  06:12 PM
#5
Re: Java(Heap Sort)
Posted 05 June 2011  09:40 PM
It's still tree walking...the tree just happens to be in an array.
The only things you really need to know are:
The only things you really need to know are:
 What kind of heap you're dealing with (in this case  min) and what that type of heap implies with its structure
 How many children a node can have (usually 2  a binary heap)
 What indexes of the array you're dealing with to access the children of a certain node (simple mathematical formula)
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