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Frequently Asked Algorithms & Java Programs


Below are most frequently asked algorithms and programs in interview to test interviewee programming and logical skill. These question can be asked with fresher and any senior level programmers to check hands on with the code or not.

  1. Write a program to print alphabet using java loop
    Output:
    a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
    a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  2. Write a program to check odd or even number.
    Input:  5
    Output: Odd Number
  3. Write a program to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius.
    Input: 50
    Output: 10.0
  4. Write a java program to print fibonacci series without using recursion and using recursion.
    Input: 12
    Output: 0 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144
  5. Write a java program to check prime number.
    Input: 42
    Output: Not prime number
    Input: 13
    Output: Prime number
  6. Write a java program to check palindrome number.
    Input: 349
    Output: Not palindrome number
    Input: 1234321
    Output: Palindrome number
  7. Write a java program to print factorial of a number.
    Input: 4
    Output: 24
    Input: 5
    Output: 120
  8. Write a java program to check Armstrong number.
    Input: 153
    Output: Armstrong number
    Input: 22
    Output: Not Armstrong number
  9. Write a program to swap numbers without using third variable.
    Input: 20 30
    Output: 30 20
  10. Write a program to reverse of number.
    Input:    123456
    Output: 654321
  11. Write a program to find largest of three numbers.
    Input: 10 30 40
    Output: 40
  12. Write a program to print Floyd triangle.
    Input: 7
    Output:

    1
    2 3
    4 5 6
    7 8 9 10
    11 12 13 14 15
    16 17 18 19 20 21
    22 23 24 25 26 27 28

Sorting Program

  1. Write a java program to sort an array elements using bubble sort algorithm.
    Input:    2 6 3 8 4 1 5 0
    Output: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 8
  2. Write a java program to sort an array elements using selection sort algorithm.
    Input:    2 6 3 8 4 1 5 0
    Output: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 8
  3. Write a java program to sort an array elements using insertion sort algorithm.
    Input:    2 6 3 8 4 1 5 0
    Output: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 8
  4. Write a java program to sort an array elements using quick sort algorithm.
    Input:    12 24 45 56 10 9 49 30 5 15
    Output: 5 9 10 12 15 24 30 45 49 56
  5. Write a java program to sort an array elements using heap sort algorithm.
    Input:    2 6 3 8 4 1 5 0
    Output: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 8
  6. Write a java program to sort an array elements using merge sort algorithm.
    Input:    12 24 45 56 10 9 49 30 5 15
    Output: 5 9 10 12 15 24 30 45 49 56
  7. Write a java program to sort an array elements using shell sort algorithm.
    Input:    2 6 3 8 4 1 5 0
    Output: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 8
  8. Write a java program to sort an array elements using radix sort algorithm.
    Input:   170 45 75 90 2 802 2 66
    Output: 2 2 45 66 75 90 170 802
  9. Write a java program to sort an array elements using bucket sort algorithm.
    Input:   0.23 0.67 0.32 0.25 0.88 0.45 0.86 0.16 0.59 0.38 0.19 0.43 0.02
    Output: 0.02 0.16 0.19 0.23 0.25 0.32 0.38 0.43 0.45 0.59 0.67 0.86 0.88
  10. Write a java program to sort an array elements using counting sort algorithm.
    Input:    2 6 3 2 8 4 8 1 5 3 1 4 0
    Output: 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4  5 6 8 8

Java Searching Programs

  1. Write a java program to perform linear search in java.
  2. Write a java program to perform binary search in java.
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Fibonacci Series Java Program


“A fibonacci series is sequence of numbers, where each number is sum of the two preceding two numbers, Series initial two values are 1 , 1″

For Example : 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144………

Fibonacci Series Program

Here is program to get Fibonacci series number on particular position and print series up to that point. In this program using recursion to generate Fibonacci numbers, Here put base condition to terminate recursion as when number reach to 1 or 2  and for rest of the case work recursively for current number and previous one and then add it.

import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.Map;

public class FibonacciSeriesExample {

	private static Map series = new HashMap();

	public static void main(String[] args) {

		// Get the 12th fibonacci number from series
		System.out.println("Fibonacci 12 the position element :" + fibonacci(12));

		System.out.println("Print Complete Fibonacci Series :");
		printFibonacci(series);
	}

	public static int fibonacci(int fibIndex) {

		// set base element of fibonacci series
		if (fibIndex == 1 || fibIndex == 2) {
			series.put(1, 1);
			series.put(2, 1);
		}

		// execute fibonacci recursively until fibIndex reach to 1
		if (series.containsKey(fibIndex)) {
			return series.get(fibIndex);
		} else {
			int answer = fibonacci(fibIndex - 1) + fibonacci(fibIndex - 2);
			series.put(fibIndex, answer);
			return answer;
		}
	}

	public static void printFibonacci(Map series) {

		for (Map.Entry entry : series.entrySet()) {
			System.out.println(entry.getValue());
		}
	}
}

Output


Fabonnici 12 the position element :144
Print Complete Fabonni Series :
1
1
2
3
5
8
13
21
34
55
89
144

Merge Sort Program and Complexity (Big-O)


Mergesort is a comparison sort, same as quicksort and based on divide and conquer algorithm. It divides the original data set into smaller pieces of data set to solve the problem and then finally merge these small data sets.

How Merge Sort Works

Merge sort works in the following way:

  1. Merge sort, take middle index in data set and split into two collections : one collection for items left of middle index and second for right values of middle index.
  2. Repeat step 1 as long as these collections size reach to one item only.
  3. Now merge sort picks the items from smaller collections, sort them and merge to create new collection.
  4. Repeat this sort and merge process until all small colection sort and merge not completed.
  5. Finally will get single collection with sorted result.

Points to Remember

  • Data Structure: Array
  • Best Time Complexity: Ω(n log(n))
  • Average Time Complexity: Θ(n log(n))
  • Worst Time Complexity: O(n log(n))
  • Worst Space Complexity: O(n)

Merge Sort

Merge Sort Program

public class MergeSort {

    public int[] sort(int [] array){
     mergeSort(array, 0, array.length-1);
     return array;

    }

    private void mergeSort(int[] array, int first, int last) {

     // Get mid position to divide problem into smaller size collections
     int mid = (first + last) / 2;

     //If first < last the array must be recursively sorted
     if (first < last) {
      mergeSort(array, first, mid);
      mergeSort(array, mid + 1, last);
     }

     //merge solved collections to get solution to original problem
     int a = 0, f = first, l = mid + 1;
     int[] temp = new int[last - first + 1];

   //decide the swapping of items
     while (f <= mid && l <= last) {
      temp[a++] = array[f] < array[l] ? array[f++] : array[l++];
     }

     while (f <= mid) {
      temp[a++] = array[f++];
     }

     while (l <= last) {
      temp[a++] = array[l++];
     }

     a = 0;
     while (first <= last) {
      array[first++] = temp[a++];
     }
    }

    public static void printArray(int[] array) {
     for (int i = 0; i < array.length; i++) {
      System.out.print(array[i] + " ");
     }

    }

    public static void main(String[] args) {

     System.out.println("Original array before Merge sort");
     int[] items = {12, 24, 45, 56, 10, 9, 49, 30, 5, 15};
     printArray(items);

     System.out.println("\n\nAfter Mergesort");
     MergeSort merge = new MergeSort();
     merge.sort(items);
     printArray(items);

    }
}

Output


Original array before Merge sort
12 24 45 56 10 9 49 30 5 15 

After Mergesort
5 9 10 12 15 24 30 45 49 56 

 

Quicksort Program and Complexity (Big-O)


Quicksort is a comparison sort based on divide and conquer algorithm. Quick sort is more fast in comparison to Merge Sort ot Heap Sort. It’s not required additional space for sorting.

How Quick Sort Works

The idea to implement Quicksort is first divides a large array into two smaller sub-arrays as the low elements and the high elements then recursively sort the sub-arrays.

The above process follow below steps:

  1. If array having 0 or 1 item then it’s already sorted.
  2. Pick an item from the array that is called as pivot.
  3. Partition this array as items less than pivot will come before pivot while items greater than pivot will come after it (equals values can either way). Now Pivot get it’s exact position.
  4. Now repeat step 2 and 3 for both left and right side values of Pivot and continue same as long as no left or right items remaining.
  5. Finally, as result of array will sorted items.

Quicksort

Points to remember

  • Data Structure: Array
  • Best Time Complexity: Ω(n log(n))
  • Time Complexity: Θ(n log(n))
  • Worst Time Complexity: O(n^2)
  • Worst Space Complexity: O(log(n))

Quick Sort Program

public class QuickSort {

	public void quicksort(int[] array) {
		quicksort(array, 0, array.length - 1);
	}

	private void quicksort(int[] array, int first, int last) {
		if (first < last) {
			int pivot = partition(array, first, last);

			// Recursive call
			quicksort(array, first, pivot - 1);
			quicksort(array, pivot + 1, last);
		}
	}

	private int partition(int[] input, int first, int last) {

		//choose pivot as last item
		int pivot = last;

		swap(input, pivot, last);
		for (int i = first; i < last; i++) {
			if (input[i] <= input[last]) {
				swap(input, i, first);
				first++;
			}
		}

		swap(input, first, last);
		return first;
	}

	private void swap(int[] input, int a, int b) {
		int temp = input[a];
		input[a] = input[b];
		input[b] = temp;
	}

	public static void printArray(int[] items) {
		for (int i = 0; i < items.length; i++) {
			System.out.print(items[i] + " ");
		}
	}

	public static void main(String[] args) {

		int[] items = {12, 24, 45, 56, 10, 9, 49, 30, 5, 15};
		System.out.println("Original Array Before Quick Sort");
		printArray(items);

		System.out.println("\n\nAfter QuickSort");

		QuickSort sort = new QuickSort();
		sort.quicksort(items);
		printArray(items);

	}
}

Output


Original Array Before Quick Sort
12 24 45 56 10 9 49 30 5 15 

After QuickSort
5 9 10 12 15 24 30 45 49 56 

Radix Sort Program and Complexity (Big-O)


Radixsort sorts numeric data (integers or float) by considering a string of numbers where digit by digit sort starting from least significant digit position to most significant digit position. To sort these specific positions data counting sort as a subroutine.

Counting sort is a linear time sorting algorithm that sort in O(n+k) but that will worst in case of items range from 1 to n2 that sort in O(n^2). Where K is items range from 1 to k.

Note :

  • LSD : Least Significant Digit
  • MSD : Most Significant Digit

Steps to Radixsort

  1. Check for the max length item in input values and check for length.
  2. For each digit position i where i varies from LSD to the MSD.
  3. Perform counting sort based on considering key as i position digits.
  4. Finally, you will get a sorting array for input items.

Points to Remember

  • Data Structure: Array
  • Best Time Complexity: Ω(nk)
  • Average Time Complexity: Θ(nk)
  • Worst Time Complexity: O(nk)
  • Worst Space Complexity: O(n+k)

Radix sort Example


Input Numbers:

        170, 45, 75, 90, 02, 802, 2, 66 
Step 1 : Find the max item length in input i.e 3.

Step 2: Repeat the below process for position i from LSD to MSD
        Perform count sort on numbers, after considering digits as key on 
        particular i.
        
        0 Position :
        170, 90, 02, 802, 2, 45, 75, 66
        
        1 Position :
        02, 2, 802, 45, 66, 170, 75, 90
        
        2 Position :
        02, 2, 45, 66, 75, 90, 170, 802 
        
Step 3: Final Redix Sort result

        02, 2, 45, 66, 75, 90, 170, 802    
 

Radix Sort Program

public class RadixSort {

	public static void main(String[] args) {

		// Assuming our key values are with in range 0 - 9
		int[] items = { 170, 45, 75, 90, 02, 802, 2, 66 };
		System.out.println("Before Radix Sorting :");
		printArray(items);

		// Perform counting sort sort
		radixsort(items);

		System.out.println("After Radix Sorting :");
		printArray(items);
	}

	// radix sort method to sort values of array items
	static void radixsort(int items[]) {
		// find max number to know max number of digits
		int m = getMax(items);

		// Perform counting sort for every digit. Note that instead
		// of passing digit number, exp is passed. exp is 10^i
		// where i is current digit number
		for (int exp = 1; m / exp > 0; exp *= 10)
			countingsort(items, exp);
	}

	// A utility method to get maximum value in items[]
	static int getMax(int items[]) {
		int max = items[0];
		for (int i = 1; i  max)
				max = items[i];
		return max;
	}

	private static void countingsort(int[] items, int exp) {
		// create array of size 10 that will have index value as 0-9
		// it will create array of size 10 and initialize
		// each element with value 0
		int[] counts = new int[10];
		int[] output = new int[items.length];
		for (int key : items) {
			// for each match key, index position element
			// increase count as 1
			counts[(key / exp) % 10] += 1;
		}

		// Change count[i] so that count[i] now contains
		// actual position of this digit in output[]
		for (int i = 1; i = 0; i--) {
			output[counts[(items[i] / exp) % 10] - 1] = items[i];
			counts[(items[i] / exp) % 10] -= 1;
		}

		// Copy the output array to items[] to return
		// sorted array according to index position
		for (int i = 0; i < items.length; i++)
			items[i] = output[i];

	}

	static void printArray(int items[]) {
		for (int item : items) {
			System.out.print(item + " ");
		}
		System.out.println();
	}

}

Output


Before Radix Sorting :
170 45 75 90 2 802 2 66 
After Radix Sorting :
2 2 45 66 75 90 170 802 

Bucket Sort Program and Complexity (Big-O)


Bucket sort/Bin sort is a distribution sort as a generalization of pigeonhole sort. It’s useful when input values are uniformly distributed over a range then divide this range in some interval and put values in a bucket which lies within these intervals.Finally, sort values in each bucket by any sorting technique and then print by sequence by iterating intervals.

Bucket Sort Steps

  1. Set up an array of empty “buckets” initially.
  2. Go over the original array, putting each item in its interval bucket.
  3. Sort all non-empty bucket.
  4. Visit each interval buckets in order and put all elements back into the original array.

Points to Remember

  • Data structure: Array
  • Best Time Complexity: Ω(n+k)
  • Average Time Complexity: Θ(n+k)
  • Worst Time Complexity: O(n^2)
  • Worst Space Complexity: O(n)

Bucket Sort Java Program

public class BucketSort {

		public static void main(String[] args) {

			//Assuming our key values are with in range 0 - 1
			double[] items = { 0.23, 0.67, 0.32, 0.25, 0.88, 0.45, 0.86, 0.16, 0.59, 0.38, 0.19, 0.43,  0.02 };
	        System.out.println("Before Bucket Sorting :");
	        printArray(items);

	        //Perform counting sort sort
	        bucketsort(items);

	        System.out.println("After Bucket Sorting :");
	        printArray(items);
		}

		private static void bucketsort(double []items)
		{
			//create array of size 10 that will have index value as 0-9
			//Initially will keep empty bucket
			java.util.List []numbers=new ArrayList[10];
			for(double key:items)
			{
				//To equally distribute input values , multiply key with array size.
				int index=(int)(key*numbers.length);
				//index position is not having any value yet create blank bucket
				if(numbers[index]==null)
				{
					numbers[index]=new ArrayList();

				}
				//add items based on index position
				numbers[index].add(key);
			}

			//Now sort values in each bucket by any sorting method
			// and add in initial array
			int i=0;
			for(int index=0; index<span id="mce_SELREST_start" style="overflow:hidden;line-height:0;">&#65279;</span>&lt;numbers.length; index++)
			{

				if(numbers[index]!=null)
				{
					//Here i am using Collections utility method but
					//you use any sorting algorithm.
					Collections.sort(numbers[index]);
					//iterate each value in sorted bucket
					//add it in original array position
					for(double  item:numbers[index])
					{
						items[i++]=item;
					}
				}

			}
		}

		static void printArray(double items[])
		{
	        for (double item:items)
	        {
	            System.out.print(item + &quot; &quot;);
	        }
	        System.out.println();
		}

}

Output


Before Bucket Sorting :
0.23 0.67 0.32 0.25 0.88 0.45 0.86 0.16 0.59 0.38 0.19 0.43 0.02 
After Bucket Sorting :
0.02 0.16 0.19 0.23 0.25 0.32 0.38 0.43 0.45 0.59 0.67 0.86 0.88 

Shell Sort Program and Complexity (Big-O)


Shellsort is an in-place comparison sort, also known as Shell sort or Shell’s method. It’s mainly variation of insertion sort or bubble sort . There was one drawback with insertion sort, we move elements only one position ahead but when an elements are too far then lots of movements are involved. To reduce these movements Shell sort come with idea of allow exchange of far items.

Shell Sort Steps

  • Pick some far location h and make sorted array for values index[h…n-1] by insertion sort.
  • Reduce the value of h until it becomes 1.
  • Repeat the steps 1 and 2
  • Finally you will get sorted items list.

Points to Remember

  • Data structure: Array
  • Worst-case performance: O(n2) (worst known worst case gap sequence) O(n log2n) (best known worst case gap sequence)
  • Best-case performance: O(n log n) (most gap sequences) O(n log2n)  (best known worst case gap sequence)
  • Average performance: depends on gap sequence
  • Worst-case space complexity : О(n) total, O(1) auxiliary

Sell Sort Java Program

public class ShellSort {
 public static void main(String[] args)
 {
		int[] items = { 2, 6, 3, 8, 4, 1, 5, 0 };
        System.out.println("Before Shell Sorting :");
        printArray(items);

        //Perform shell sort
        shellsort(items);

        System.out.println("After Shell Sorting :");
        printArray(items);
 }
 static void shellsort(int items[])
 {
     int n = items.length; 

     // Start with a big gap, then reduce the gap until 1
     for (int gap = n/2; gap > 0; gap /= 2)
     {
    	 //perform insertion sort for these gap size
    	 //The first gap elements a[0..gap-1] are already
    	 //in gapped order keep adding one more element
    	 //until the entire array is gap sorted 

         for (int i = gap; i = gap && items[j - gap] > temp; j -= gap)
            	 items[j] = items[j - gap]; 

             // put temp in its correct  location
             items[j] = temp;
         }
     } 

 } 

 static void printArray(int items[])
	{
     for (int item:items)
     {
         System.out.print(item + " ");
     }
     System.out.println();
	}
}

Output

 


Before Shell Sorting :
2 6 3 8 4 1 5 0 
After Shell Sorting :
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 

Counting Sort program & Complexity (Big-O)


Counting sort also called an integer sorting algorithm. Counting sort algorithm is based on keys in a specific range. It counts the number of items for distinct key value, use these keys to determine position or indexing on the array and store respective counts for each key. Finally, sort values based on keys and make sequences the repetition of key based on counts.

Counting sort is suitable where variation in keys are is not significantly greater than the number of items. Its running time is linear as numbers of items(n)+difference between max and min key values.

Points to Remember

  • Data structure: Array
  • Worst-case performance: O(n+k), where k is the range of the non-negative key values.
  • Worst-case space complexity: O(n+k)

Advantage

  • Counting sort is a stable sort, where if two items have the same key, they should have the same relative position in the sorted output as they did in the input.

Disadvantage

  • Data range should be predefined, if not then addition loops required to get min and max value to get range.
  • Not much variation on key values otherwise will occupy unnecessary space in the array.

Steps for Counting Sort


For easily understand, consider the data in the range 0 to 9 for below example:
Input data: 2, 6, 3, 2, 8, 4, 8, 1, 5, 3, 1, 4, 0
1) Create an array of size 10 (index values 0-9) and store the count of each 
   unique item.
  Index:     0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9
  Count:     1  2  2  2  2  1  1  0  2  0

2) Execute loop for each index for array and check counts are more than zero. 
   repeat the index/key value until count reach to zero. Store these values in 
   previous array and increase index position by one. Now sorted array
 
  Index:     0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10   11 12
  Count:     0  1  1  2  2  3  3  4  4  5  6   8  8

Counting Sort Program

public class CountingSort {

	public static void main(String[] args) {

		//Assuming our key values are with in range 0 - 9
		int[] items = { 2, 6, 3, 2, 8, 4, 8, 1, 5, 3, 1, 4, 0};
        System.out.println("Before Counting Sorting :");
        printArray(items);

        //Perform counting sort sort
        countingsort(items);

        System.out.println("After Count Sorting :");
        printArray(items);
	}

	private static void countingsort(int []items)
	{
		//create array of size 10 that will have index value as 0-9
		//it will create array of size 10 and initialize
		//each element with value 0
		int []numbers=new int[10];
		for(int key:items)
		{
			//for each match key, index position element
			//increase count as 1
			numbers[key]+=1;
		}

		//Now sort values based on keys and repeat
		//this key value as per count
		int i=0;
		for(int key=0; key0)
			{
				for(int count=1;count<=numbers[key];count++)
				{
					items[i++]=key;
				}
			}

		}
	}

	static void printArray(int items[])
	{
        for (int item:items)
        {
            System.out.print(item + " ");
        }
        System.out.println();
	}

}

Output


Before Counting Sorting :
2 6 3 2 8 4 8 1 5 3 1 4 0 
After Count Sorting :
0 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 6 8 8 

Data Structure and Algorithms Complexity (Big-O)


Big-O notation is a mathematical representation used to describe the complexity of a data structure and algorithm. There are two types of Complexity :

  1. Time Complexity: Its measure based on steps need to follow for an algorithm.
  2. Space Complexity: It measures the space required to perform an algorithm and data structure.

Data Structure and Algorithm Decision

Data structure and algorithm decisions are based on the complexity of size and operations need to perform on data. Some algorithms perform better on a small set of data while others perform better for big data sets for certain operations.

These days Space Complexity is not big concerns but the main performance of an algorithm measures based on time complexity. We can make the decision to choose an algorithm based on below performance criteria with respect to Complexity.

Complexity Performance
O(1) Excellent
O(log(n)) Good
O(n) Fair
O(n log(n)) Bad
O(n^2) Horrible
O(2^n) Horrible
O(n!) Horrible

This post almost covers data structure and algorithms space and time Big-O complexities. Here you can also see time complexities for types of operations like access, search, insertion, and deletion.

See also: 

Data Structure Space and Time Complexity

Data Structure Time Complexity Space Complexity
Average Worst
Access Search Insertion Deletion
Array Θ(1) Θ(n) Θ(n) Θ(n) O(n)
Stack Θ(n) Θ(n) Θ(1) Θ(1) O(n)
Queue Θ(n) Θ(n) Θ(1) Θ(1) O(n)
Singly-Linked List Θ(n) Θ(n) Θ(1) Θ(1) O(n)
Doubly-Linked List Θ(n) Θ(n) Θ(1) Θ(1) O(n)
Skip List Θ(log(n)) Θ(log(n)) Θ(log(n)) Θ(log(n)) O(n log(n))
Hash Table N/A Θ(1) Θ(1) Θ(1) O(n)
Binary Search Tree Θ(log(n)) Θ(log(n)) Θ(log(n)) Θ(log(n)) O(n)
Cartesian Tree N/A Θ(log(n)) Θ(log(n)) Θ(log(n)) O(n)
B-Tree Θ(log(n)) Θ(log(n)) Θ(log(n)) Θ(log(n)) O(n)
Red-Black Tree Θ(log(n)) Θ(log(n)) Θ(log(n)) Θ(log(n)) O(n)
Splay Tree N/A Θ(log(n)) Θ(log(n)) Θ(log(n)) O(n)
AVL Tree Θ(log(n)) Θ(log(n)) Θ(log(n)) Θ(log(n)) O(n)
KD Tree Θ(log(n)) Θ(log(n)) Θ(log(n)) Θ(log(n)) O(n)

Sorting Algorithms Space and Time Complexity

Algorithm Time Complexity Space Complexity
Best Average Worst Worst
Quick Sort Ω(n log(n)) Θ(n log(n)) O(n^2) O(log(n))
Merge Sort Ω(n log(n)) Θ(n log(n)) O(n log(n)) O(n)
Tim Sort Ω(n) Θ(n log(n)) O(n log(n)) O(n)
Heap Sort Ω(n log(n)) Θ(n log(n)) O(n log(n)) O(1)
Bubble Sort Ω(n) Θ(n^2) O(n^2) O(1)
Insertion Sort Ω(n) Θ(n^2) O(n^2) O(1)
Selection Sort Ω(n^2) Θ(n^2) O(n^2) O(1)
Tree Sort Ω(n log(n)) Θ(n log(n)) O(n^2) O(n)
Shell Sort Ω(n log(n)) Θ(n(log(n))^2) O(n(log(n))^2) O(1)
Bucket Sort Ω(n+k) Θ(n+k) O(n^2) O(n)
Radix Sort Ω(nk) Θ(nk) O(nk) O(n+k)
Counting Sort Ω(n+k) Θ(n+k) O(n+k) O(k)
Cube Sort Ω(n) Θ(n log(n)) O(n log(n)) O(n)

 

Selection Sort Program and Complexity (Big-O)


Selection sort is a simple sorting algorithm, it’s also known as in-place comparison sort. In selection sort algorithm, sorts an array of items by repeatedly finding the minimum item from unsorted part of array and move it at the beginning. This algorithm considers two sub arrays in a given array.

  1. The sub array of already sorted items.
  2. Remaining sub array unsorted items.

Points to remember

  • Data structure: Array
  • Worst-case performance : О(n2) comparisons and O(n)swaps
  • Best-case performance : O(n2) comparisons and O(n) Swaps
  • Average performance: О(n2) comparisons and O(n) Swaps
  • Worst-case space complexity :О(n) total, O(1) auxiliary

See Also : Data Structure and Algorithms Complexity (Big-O)

Advantage

  • Simple Implementation and efficient for small data set.
  • Efficient in  comparison to other Quadratic Sort (i.e O(n2)) like Bubble Sort or  Insertion Sort.
  • Efficient for data set that are already sorted. Time Complexity ( i.e O(n))
  • Not change relative order of elements which are already sorted. Space Complexity (i.e O(1))

Disadvantage

  • Selection sort is much less efficient on large lists in compare to algorithms such as quicksort, heapsort, or merge sort.

Selection Sort Steps

Here * marks the value set on particular iteration.

2 6 3 8 4 1 5 0
0* 6 3 8 4 1 5 2
0 1* 3 8 4 6 5 2
0 1 2* 8 4 6 5 3
0 1 2 3* 4 6 5 8
0 1 2 3 4* 6 5 8
0 1 2 3 4 5* 6 8
0 1 2 3 4 5 6* 8

Selection Sort with Loop

public class SelectionSort {
	public static void main(String[] args) {
		int[] items = { 2, 6, 3, 8, 4, 1, 5, 0 };
		System.out.println("Before Selection Sorting :");
		printArray(items);

		// Perform selection sort
		selectionSort(items);

		System.out.println("After Selection Sorting :");
		printArray(items);
	}

	static void selectionSort(int items[]) {

		// select item one by one based on index
		for (int i = 0; i < items.length - 1; i++) {
			// Find the minimum item in unsorted array
			int min_idx = i;
			for (int j = i + 1; j < items.length; j++)
				if (items[j] < items[min_idx])
					min_idx = j;

			// Swap the found minimum selected item with
			// the first selected item
			int temp = items[min_idx];
			items[min_idx] = items[i];
			items[i] = temp;
		}
	}

	static void printArray(int items[]) {
		for (int item : items) {
			System.out.print(item + " ");
		}
		System.out.println();
	}
}

Output


Before Insertion Sorting :
2 6 3 8 4 1 5 0 
After Insertion Sorting :
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 

Insertion Sort Program and Complexity (Big-O)


Insertion sort is a simple sorting algorithm, which consumes one input item for each repetition, and grow a sorted output list. In every iteration, removes one item from input data, find the exact location in the sorted list and inserts it there. This process will repeat as long as no input items remain.

Points to remember

  • Data structure :  Array
  • Worst-case performance : О(n2) comparisons and swaps
  • Best-case performance : O(n) comparisons, O(1) swaps
  • Average performance: О(n2) comparisons and swaps
  • Worst-case space complexity : О(n) total, O(1) auxiliary

See Also: Data Structure and Algorithms Complexity (Big-O)

Advantage

  • Simple Implementation and efficient for small data set.
  • Not change relative order of elements which are already sorted
  • Efficient in comparison to other Quadratic Sort (i.e O(n2)) like Bubble Sort or Selection Sort.
  • Efficient for data set that are already sorted. Time Complexity( i.e O(n)).
  • Only required constant amount of memory space , as size of data set. Space
    Complexity (i.e O(1))

Disadvantage

  • Insertion sort is much less efficient on large lists in compare to algorithms such as quicksort, heapsort, or merge sort.

Insertion Sort Steps

Here * marks the value set on particular iteration.

2 6 3 8 4 1 5 0
2 6* 3 8 4 1 5 0
2 3* 6 8 4 1 5 0
2 3 6 8* 4 1 5 0
2 3 4* 6 8 1 5 0
1* 2 3 4 6 8 5 0
1 2 3 4 5* 6 8 0
0* 1 2 3 4 5 6 8

In following programs you will learn both the ways to implement Insertion Sort by For Loop and Recursion.

Insertion Sort with Loop

public class InsertionSort {
	public static void main(String[] args) {
		int[] items = { 2, 6, 3, 8, 4, 1, 5, 0 };
        System.out.println("Before Sorting :");
        printArrayTR(items);

        //Perform insertion sort
        insertionSort(items);

        System.out.println("After Sorting :");
        printArray(items);
	}

	static void insertionSort(int items[])
    {
        int n = items.length;
        for (int i = 1; i = 0 && items[j] > key) {
            	items[j + 1] = items[j];
                j = j - 1;
            }
            items[j + 1] = key;
            printArrayTR(items);
        }

    }
	static void printArray(int items[])
	{
        for (int item:items)
        {
            System.out.print(item + " ");
        }
        System.out.println();
	}
}

Output


Before Insertion Sorting :
2 6 3 8 4 1 5 0 
After Insertion Sorting :
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 

Insertion Sort with Recursion

public class InsertionSortRecursion {
	public static void main(String[] args) {
		int[] items = { 2, 6, 3, 8, 4, 1, 5, 0 };
        System.out.println("Before Insertion Sorting :");
        printArray(items);

        //Perform insertion sort
        insertionSort(items,items.length);

        System.out.println("After Insertion Sorting :");
        printArray(items);
	}

	static void insertionSort(int items[],int n)
	{
		//base case or termination condition
		if(n= 0 && items[j] > last)
        {
        	items[j+1] = items[j];
            j--;
        }
        items[j+1] = last;
	}

	static void printArray(int items[])
	{
        for (int item:items)
        {
            System.out.print(item + " ");
        }
        System.out.println();
	}
}

Output


Before Insertion Sorting :
2 6 3 8 4 1 5 0 
After Insertion Sorting :
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 

Java Program: How to convert Units?


In this program you will see, way to convert one length measuring unit to another unit.Generally such type of questions asked to check programming logics.

See Also : Java Program : Convert time hour minute and seconds

Example

import java.util.Scanner;

public class UnitConversionCalculator {

	public static void main(String[] args) {
		Scanner in = new Scanner(System.in);

	      System.out.println("Convert from:");
	      String fromUnit = in.nextLine();
	      UnitConverter from = new UnitConverter(fromUnit);

	      System.out.println("Convert to: ");
	      String toUnit = in.nextLine();
	      UnitConverter to = new UnitConverter(toUnit);

	      System.out.println("Value:");
	      double val = in.nextDouble();
	      //convert to meter
	      double meters = from.toMeters(val);
          //convert meter to required unit
	      double converted = to.fromMeters(meters);

	      System.out.println(val + " " + fromUnit + " = " + converted + " " + toUnit);
	}

}

That is main class for unit conversion for length measurement.

public class UnitConverter {
	static double INCHES = 39.37;
	static double FEET = 3.28;
	static double MILES = 0.00062;
	static double MILLIMETERS = 1000;
	static double CENTIMETERS = 100;
	static double METERS = 1;
	static double KILOMETERS = 0.001;

	private double meters, converted;

	String fromUnit, toUnit;

	public UnitConverter(String afromUnit) {
		fromUnit = afromUnit;
		toUnit = afromUnit;
	}

	// method to convert given value to meter
	public double toMeters(double val) {
		if (toUnit.equals("in")) {
			meters = (val / INCHES);
		} else if (toUnit.equals("ft")) {
			meters = (val / FEET);
		} else if (toUnit.equals("mi")) {
			meters = (val / MILES);
		} else if (toUnit.equals("mm")) {
			meters = (val / MILLIMETERS);
		} else if (toUnit.equals("cm")) {
			meters = (val/ CENTIMETERS);
		} else if (toUnit.equals("m")) {
			meters = (val / METERS);
		} else {
			meters = (val / KILOMETERS);
		}
		return meters;
	}

	// method to convert meter to required unit
	public double fromMeters(double meters) {
		if (fromUnit.equals("in")) {
			converted = Math.round(INCHES * 100 * meters);
		} else if (fromUnit.equals("ft")) {
			converted = Math.round(FEET * 100 * meters);
		} else if (fromUnit.equals("mi")) {
			converted = Math.round(MILES * 100 * meters);
		} else if (fromUnit.equals("mm")) {
			converted = Math.round(MILLIMETERS * 100 * meters);
		} else if (fromUnit.equals("cm")) {
			converted = Math.round(CENTIMETERS * meters);
		} else if (fromUnit.equals("m")) {
			converted = Math.round(METERS * meters);
		} else {
			converted = Math.round(KILOMETERS * meters);
		}
		return converted;
	}
}

Output


Convert from:
m
Convert to: 
cm
Value:
1
1.0 m = 100.0 cm

Linear Search Algorithm,Java Program and Complexity


Linear search also called sequential search is a way for finding a target value within a list. It sequentially checks each element from the list for the target value until a match is found or until all the elements have been searched.

Algorithm

  • Target value search start from the leftmost element of array[] and one by one compare target value with each element of array[]
  • If target value matches with an element, return the index.
  • If target value doesn’t match with any of elements, return -1.

Complexity

  • Best Case Performance O(1)
  • Average Case Performance O(n)
  • Worst Case Performance O(1)

Where O is BiG-O Notation and n is no of element in Array/List.

Java Program for Linear Search of Element

import java.util.Scanner;

class LinearSearch {
	public static void main(String args[]) {
		int c, n, targetValue, array[];

		Scanner in = new Scanner(System.in);
		System.out.println("Enter number of elements");
		n = in.nextInt();
		array = new int[n];

		System.out.println("Enter " + n + " integers");

		for (c = 0; c < n; c++)
			array[c] = in.nextInt();

		System.out.println("Enter target value to find");
		targetValue = in.nextInt();

		for (c = 0; c < n; c++) {
			if (array[c] == targetValue)
			{
				System.out.println(targetValue + " is present at location " + (c + 1) + ".");
				break;
			}
		}
		if (c == n)
			System.out.println(targetValue + " is not present in array.");
	}
}

Output

Enter number of elements
10
Enter 10 integers
2
56
3
7
89
34
78
23
67
13
Enter target value to find
7
7 is present at location 4.

Enter number of elements
7
Enter 7 integers
12
45
34
78
23
87
90
Enter target value to find
32
32 is not present in array.

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Ways to Read Input from Keyboard/User/Console by Java Program


Java Support 4 Ways of  read  input from keyboard:

  • Scanner Class (In java.util package)
  • BufferReader and InputStreamReader (java.io package)
  • DataInputStream (Java.io package)
  • Console Class (Some IDE doesn’t support it For Example : Eclipse)

How Data Accepts from Keyboard ?

For accepting data from keyboard by console we need three objects:

  1. System.in
  2. InputStreamReader
  3. BufferedReader

The data is received in the form of bytes from the keyboard by System.in which is an InputStream object.Then the InputStreamReader reads bytes and decodes them into characters.Then finally BufferedReader object reads text from a character-input stream, buffering characters so as to provide for the efficient reading of characters, arrays, and lines.

 

InputStreamReader and BufferedReader are classes of java.io package.

Below Java Program showing all four ways of taking user input from console.

 

 

package program.common;

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.Console;
import java.io.DataInputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.util.Scanner;

public class UserInputWays {

	public static void main(String[] args) {
		Way1ByScanner();
		System.out.println("=====================================================");
		Way2ByBufferReader();
		System.out.println("=====================================================");
		Way3ByDataStream();
		System.out.println("=====================================================");
		Way4ByConsole();
		System.out.println("=====================================================");
	}

	private static void Way1ByScanner() {
		System.out.println("Way 1 : By Scanner Class");
		Scanner scan = new Scanner(System.in);

		System.out.println("Enter a text string");
		String s = scan.nextLine();
		System.out.println("You entered text string " + s);

		System.out.println("Enter an integer value");
		int a = scan.nextInt();
		System.out.println("You entered integer value " + a);

		System.out.println("Enter a float value");
		float b = scan.nextFloat();
		System.out.println("You entered float value " + b);

	}

	private static void Way2ByBufferReader() {
		System.out.println("Way 2 : By BufferReader and InputStreamReader");
		try {
			BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(System.in));
			System.out.println("Enter a text string");
			String s = br.readLine();
			System.out.println("You entered text string " + s);

			System.out.println("Enter an integer value");
			int a = Integer.parseInt(br.readLine());
			System.out.println("You entered integer value " + a);

			System.out.println("Enter a float value");
			float b = Float.parseFloat(br.readLine());
			System.out.println("You entered float value " + b);

		} catch (IOException ex) {
			ex.printStackTrace();
		}
	}

	private static void Way3ByDataStream() {
		System.out.println("Way 3 : By DataStream");
		try {
			DataInputStream dis = new DataInputStream(System.in);

			System.out.println("Enter a text string");
			String s = dis.readLine();
			System.out.println("You entered text string " + s);

			System.out.println("Enter an integer value");
			int a = dis.readInt();
			System.out.println("You entered integer value " + a);

			System.out.println("Enter a float value");
			float b = dis.readFloat();
			System.out.println("You entered float value " + b);
		} catch (IOException ex) {
			ex.printStackTrace();
		}
	}

	/**
	 * Eclipse doesn't support Console Class to test that use command prompt
	 */
	private static void Way4ByConsole() {
		System.out.println("Way 4 : By Console Class");
		try
		{
		Console console = System.console();

		System.out.println("Enter a text string");
		String s = console.readLine();
		System.out.println("You entered text string " + s);

		System.out.println("Enter an integer value");
		int a = Integer.parseInt(console.readLine());
		System.out.println("You entered integer value " + a);

		System.out.println("Enter a float value");
		float b = Float.parseFloat(console.readLine());
		System.out.println("You entered float value " + b);
		}
		catch(Exception ex)
		{
			ex.printStackTrace();
		}
	}

}

Output

Way 1 : By Scanner Class
Enter a text string
saurabh Gupta
You entered text string saurabh Gupta
Enter an integer value
35
You entered integer value 35
Enter a float value
80.2
You entered float value 80.2
=====================================================
Way 2 : By BufferReader and InputStreamReader
Enter a text string
Saurabh Gupta
You entered text string Saurabh Gupta
Enter an integer value
35
You entered integer value 35
Enter a float value
80.2
You entered float value 80.2
=====================================================
Way 3 : By DataStream
Enter a text string
Saurabh Gupta
You entered text string Saurabh Gupta
Enter an integer value
35
You entered integer value 859114762
Enter a float value
80.2
You entered float value 4.2004693E-5
=====================================================
Way 4 : By Console Class
Enter a text string
=====================================================
java.lang.NullPointerException
	at program.common.UserInputWays.Way4ByConsole(UserInputWays.java:91)
	at program.common.UserInputWays.main(UserInputWays.java:19)

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Fahrenheit To Celsius Java Program


This program is to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius temperature based on user input value. Below is mathematical formula for conversion from Fahrenheit to Celsius temperature .

T = 9*T/5 + 32 where T is temperature on Celsius scale.

import java.util.Scanner;

class FahrenheitToCelsius {
	  public static void main(String[] args) {
	    float temperatue;
	    Scanner in = new Scanner(System.in);      

	    System.out.println("Enter Temperatue in Fahrenheit");
	    temperatue = in.nextInt();

	    temperatue = ((temperatue - 32)*5)/9;

	    System.out.println("Converted Temperatue in Celsius = " + temperatue);
	  }
	}

Outout

Enter Temperatue in Fahrenheit
100
Converted Temperatue in Celsius = 37.77778

Enter Temperatue in Fahrenheit
50
Converted Temperatue in Celsius = 10.0

Enter Temperatue in Fahrenheit
75
Converted Temperatue in Celsius = 23.88889

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Floyd Triangle Java Program


This is Java Program to print Floyd triangle of continuous numbers based on inserted users numbers of rows.

import java.util.Scanner;

class FloydTriangle
{
   public static void main(String args[])
   {
      int n, num = 1, c, d;
      Scanner in = new Scanner(System.in);

      System.out.println("Enter the number of rows of floyd's triangle you want");
      n = in.nextInt();

      System.out.println("Floyd's triangle :-");

      for ( c = 1 ; c <= n ; c++ )
      {
         for ( d = 1 ; d <= c ; d++ )
         {
            System.out.print(num+" ");
            num++;
         }

         System.out.println();
      }
   }
}

output

Enter the number of rows of floyd's triangle you want
7
Floyd's triangle :-
1
2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28

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Multiplication Table Java Program


This Java program is for print Multiplication table of Input Number.

import java.util.Scanner;

class MultiplicationTable
{
   public static void main(String args[])
   {
      int n, c;
      System.out.println("Enter an integer value to display it's multiplication table");
      Scanner in = new Scanner(System.in);
      n = in.nextInt();
      System.out.println("Multiplication table of "+n+" is :-");

      for ( c = 1 ; c <= 10 ; c++ )
         System.out.println(n+"*"+c+" = "+(n*c));
   }
}

Output

Enter an integer value to display it's multiplication table

13
Multiplication table of 13 is :-
13*1 = 13
13*2 = 26
13*3 = 39
13*4 = 52
13*5 = 65
13*6 = 78
13*7 = 91
13*8 = 104
13*9 = 117
13*10 = 130

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Largest of Three Numbers


This java program is to easily find out largest number in three integers values. But that is not optimize way if numbers are more than that better follow other algorithms.

lass LargestOfThreeNumbers {
	public static void main(String args[]) {
		int x, y, z;

		Scanner in = new Scanner(System.in);
		System.out.println("Please Enter First integer");
		x = in.nextInt();
		System.out.println("Please Enter Second integer");
		y = in.nextInt();
		System.out.println("Please Enter Third integer");
		z = in.nextInt();

		if (x > y && x > z)
			System.out.println("First number is largest.");
		else if (y > x && y > z)
			System.out.println("Second number is largest.");
		else if (z > x && z > y)
			System.out.println("Third number is largest.");
		else
			System.out.println("Entered numbers are not distinct.");
	}
}

Output

Please Enter First integer
10
Please Enter Second integer
20
Please Enter Third integer
5
Second number is largest.

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Palindrome Java Program


Palindrome Definition

“A String is palindrome if it remains unchanged when reversed.”

For Example : String “dad” is a palindrome as reverse of “dad” is “dad” whereas
“program” is not a palindrome. Some other palindrome strings are “nitin”,”mom”, “madam”, “abcba” etc.

Below is simple Java program to check input String is Palindrom or not.

class Palindrome1 {
	public static void main(String args[]) {
		String original, reverse = "";
		Scanner in = new Scanner(System.in);

		System.out.println("Enter a string to check if it is a palindrome");
		original = in.nextLine();

		int length = original.length();

		for (int i = length - 1; i >= 0; i--)
			reverse = reverse + original.charAt(i);

		if (original.equals(reverse))
			System.out.println("Entered string is a palindrome.");
		else
			System.out.println("Entered string is not a palindrome.");

	}
}

Output

Enter a string to check if it is a palindrome
nitin
Entered string is a palindrome.

Enter a string to check if it is a palindrome
Saurabh
Entered string is not a palindrome.

In above program you find out very simple way to check input string is palindrome but in below program you will see to check palindrome string with minimum number of operations because here dividing text in half size and compare with rest of part of String.

import java.util.*;

class Palindrome2
{
  public static void main(String args[])
  {
    String inputString;
    Scanner in = new Scanner(System.in);

    System.out.println("Enter a string to check if it is a palindrome");
    inputString = in.nextLine();

    int length  = inputString.length();
    int i, begin, end, middle;

    begin  = 0;
    end    = length - 1;
    middle = (begin + end)/2;

    for (i = begin; i <= middle; i++) {
      if (inputString.charAt(begin) == inputString.charAt(end)) {
        begin++;
        end--;
      }
      else {
        break;
      }
    }
    if (i == middle + 1) {
      System.out.println("Entered string is a palindrome.");
    }
    else {
      System.out.println("Entered string is not a palindrome.");
    }
  }
}

Output

Enter a string to check if it is a palindrome
nitin
Entered string is a palindrome.

Enter a string to check if it is a palindrome
Saurabh
Entered string is not a palindrome.

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Prime Numbers Java program


Prime Number Definition

                 “A whole number greater than 1 that is divisible only by itself and 1”.
A prime number will always have factors as 1 and itself. A factor is a whole numbers that can be divided evenly into another number. If Number is having more than two factors are called composite numbers.
The number 1 is neither prime nor a composite Number.
Smallest prime number is 2 and others are in sequence as 2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,13,29  etc…

Benefit

  • prime numbers are very useful in cryptography.
  • The mathematicians used prime numbers to develop new areas of mathematics, like number theory and knot theory, which developers use today.
This java program prints  number of prime numbers as required from the user.
import java.util.*;

class PrimeNumbers
{
   public static void main(String args[])
   {
      int n, status = 1, num = 3;

      Scanner in = new Scanner(System.in);
      System.out.println("Enter the number of prime numbers you want");
      n = in.nextInt();

      if (n &gt;= 1)
      {
         System.out.println("First "+n+" prime numbers are :-");
         System.out.println(2);
      }

      for ( int count = 2 ; count &lt;=n ;  )
      {
         for ( int j = 2 ; j &lt;= Math.sqrt(num) ; j++ )
         {
            if ( num%j == 0 )
            {
               status = 0;
               break;
            }
         }
         if ( status != 0 )
         {
            System.out.println(num);
            count++;
         }
         status = 1;
         num++;
      }
   }
}

Output

Enter the number of prime numbers you want
5
First 5 prime numbers are :-
2
3
5
7
11
Enter the number of prime numbers you want

10
First 10 prime numbers are :-
2
3
5
7
11
13
17
19
23
29

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Odd and Even Java Program


This java program finds if a number is odd or even.

If the number is divisible by 2 then it will be even, otherwise it is odd. We use Java modulus operator to find remainder in our program.

class OddOrEvenNumber{
	public static void main(String args[]) {<span 				data-mce-type="bookmark" 				id="mce_SELREST_start" 				data-mce-style="overflow:hidden;line-height:0" 				style="overflow:hidden;line-height:0" 			></span>
		int x;
		System.out.println("Enter an integer value to check if it is odd or even ");
		Scanner in = new Scanner(System.in);
		x = in.nextInt();

		if (x % 2 == 0)
			System.out.println("You entered an even number.");
		else
			System.out.println("You entered an odd number.");
	}
}

Output

Enter an integer value to check if it is odd or even
16
You entered an even number.

Enter an integer value to check if it is odd or even
125
You entered an odd number.

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How to Reverse Number by Java Program?


Here in below program logic you will see how can be reverse number by using multiplication, reminder and division operations.

In this  below program follow steps for reverse number:

  1. Reverse number initialize with zero.
  2. Run loop till number of digits in insert number.
  3. Take reminder of number by mod 10.
  4. Add this reminder value with reverse number .
  5. Multiply this reverse number with 10 .
  6. Divide insert number by 10 and steps 2 to 6 repeat continuously.
import java.util.Scanner;

class ReverseNumber
{
   public static void main(String args[])
   {
      int n, reverse = 0;

      System.out.println("Enter the integer number to reverse");
      Scanner in = new Scanner(System.in);
      n = in.nextInt();

      while( n != 0 )
      {
          reverse = reverse * 10;
          reverse = reverse + n%10;
          n = n/10;
      }

      System.out.println("Reverse of entered integer number is "+reverse);
   }
}

Output

Enter the integer number to reverse
12345
Reverse of entered integer number is 54321

Enter the integer number to reverse

54535251
Reverse of entered integer number is 15253545

 

 

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How to Prints Alphabets by Java Loops


Here you will see, How to prints Alphabets through Java all loops (for, While and do while). In these loops we are just increments char value and characters are increment continuously.

public class PrintAlphabets {

	public static void main(String[] args) {
		// By for Loop
		char ch;
		for (ch = 'a'; ch <= 'z'; ch++) {
			System.out.print(ch + " ");
		}
		System.out.println();

		// By While loop
		char c = 'a';

		while (c <= 'z') {
			System.out.print(c + " ");
			c++;
		}
		System.out.println();

		// By do while loop
		c = 'A';

		do {
			System.out.print(c + " ");
			c++;
		} while (c <= 'Z');
	}

}

Output

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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Frequently Asked Algorithms and Programs in Interviews


Below are most frequently asked algorithms and programs in interview to test interviewee programming and logical skill. These question can be asked with fresher and any senior level also in IT.

How to Swap two Numbers with and with out temporary variable.


Here I will show you how you can swap two numbers A=20 and B=10 with and without temporary variables as A=10 and B=20.

Swap Numbers with Temporary Variable

I will take one more temporary variable as temp to keep value of B so that during  copy of value A to B value of B is in temp and now we can copy value of temp to A. As below

temp=B       (This state : A=20, B=10, temp=10)

B=A;            (This state : A=20, B=20, temp=10)

A=temp      (This state : A=10, B=20, temp=10)

By applying above logic you can swap values of two variables. In below Java example I will implement same logic two swap numbers.

Swap Numbers without Temporary Variable

There are two ways two swap two numbers without using any temporary variable.

Addition and Subtraction

Here you will see how to swap numbers A=20 and B=10 by using addition and subtraction operations.

A=A+B           (This state : A=30, B=10)

B=A-B           (This state : A=30, B=20)

A=A-B           (This state : A=10, B=20)

By applying above addition and subtraction logic you can swap values of two variables. In below Java example I will implement same logic two swap numbers.

Multiplication and Division

Here you will see how to swap numbers A=20 and B=10 by using multiplication and division operations.

A=A*B           (This state : A=200, B=10)

B=A/B           (This state : A=200, B=20)

A=A/B           (This state : A=10, B=20)

By applying above multiplication and division logic you can swap values of two variables. In below Java example I will implement same logic two swap numbers.

Swap Numbers Java Program

package test;

import java.util.Scanner;

public class SwapNumbers {

	public static void main(String[] args) {
		Scanner scan=new Scanner(System.in);
		System.out.println("Please Enter First Number");
		int A=scan.nextInt();

		System.out.println("Please Enter Second Number");
		int B=scan.nextInt();

		//swap Numbers with temporary variable
		swapNumbersWithTemp(A,B);
		//swap Numbers without temporary variable : Add and Sub
		swapNumbersWithoutTempAddSub(A,B);
		//swap Numbers without temporary variable : Mul and Div
		swapNumbersWithoutTempMulDiv(A,B);
	}

	private static void swapNumbersWithTemp(int A, int B)
	{
		int temp=B;
		B=A;
		A=temp;

		System.out.println("Numbers after swap with temporary variables");
		System.out.println("A="+A+"and B="+B);
	}

	private static void swapNumbersWithoutTempAddSub(int A, int B)
	{
		A=A+B;
		B=A-B;
		A=A-B;

		System.out.println("Numbers after swap without temporary variables: Add and Sub operation");
		System.out.println("A="+A+"and B="+B);
	}

	private static void swapNumbersWithoutTempMulDiv(int A, int B)
	{
		A=A*B;
		B=A/B;
		A=A/B;

		System.out.println("Numbers after swap without temporary variables: MUl and Div operation");
		System.out.println("A="+A+"and B="+B);
	}

}

Output

Please Enter First Number
20
Please Enter Second Number
10
Numbers after swap with temporary variables
A=10and B=20
Numbers after swap without temporary variables: Add and Sub operation
A=10and B=20
Numbers after swap without temporary variables: MUl and Div operation
A=10and B=20
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Binary Search Java Program


Binary search, also known as half-interval search,binary chop or logarithmic search.

How it Works?

Binary search works on sorted arrays values. Binary search begins by comparing the middle element of the array with the target value. If the target value matches the middle element, its position in the array is returned. If the target value is less than or greater
than the middle element, the search continues in the lower or upper half of the array, respectively, eliminating the other half from consideration.If the search ends with the remaining half being empty, the target is not in the array.

Time and Space Complexity?

Binary search runs in at worst logarithmic time, making O(log n) comparisons and takes constant (O(1)) space.

where n is the number of elements in the array, the O is Big O notation, and log is the logarithm.

Java API  for Binary Search

Java Arrays class also provide api’s for Binary Search. You can use as below

import java.util.Arrays;

public class BinarySearchByJavaAPI {

	public static void main(String[] args) {
		char characters[] = { 'l', 'm', 'n', 'p', 'q<span 				data-mce-type="bookmark" 				id="mce_SELREST_start" 				data-mce-style="overflow:hidden;line-height:0" 				style="overflow:hidden;line-height:0" 			></span>' };

	    System.out.println(Arrays.binarySearch(characters, 'a'));
	    System.out.println(Arrays.binarySearch(characters, 'p'));

	}

}

Java Program for Binary Search

import java.util.Scanner;

class BinarySearch
{
  public static void main(String args[])
  {
    int c, first, last, middle, n, search, array[];

    Scanner in = new Scanner(System.in);
    System.out.println("Enter number of elements");
    n = in.nextInt();
    array = new int[n];

    System.out.println("Enter " + n + " sorted integers");

    for (c = 0; c < n; c++)
      array[c] = in.nextInt();

    System.out.println("Enter value to find");
    search = in.nextInt();

    first  = 0;
    last   = n - 1;
    middle = (first + last)/2;

    while( first <= last )
    {
      if ( array[middle] < search )                 first = middle + 1;                else if ( array[middle] == search )     {                System.out.println(search + " found at location " + (middle + 1) + ".");                break;        }        else                last = middle - 1;           middle = (first + last)/2;     }     if ( first ><span 				data-mce-type="bookmark" 				id="mce_SELREST_start" 				data-mce-style="overflow:hidden;line-height:0" 				style="overflow:hidden;line-height:0" 			></span> last )
      System.out.println(search + " is not present in the list.\n");
  }
}

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Factorial of a Number by Java Program


The Factorial of number is denoted by n! , is the product/multiplication of all positive integers less than or equal to n.

Where n is always a non-negative number and The value of 0! is 1, according to the convention for an empty product.

Example :

0!=1=1
1!=1=1
5!=5 * 4 * 3 * 2 * 1=120
12!=12 * 11 * 10 * 9 * 8 * 7 * 6 * 5 * 4 * 3 * 2 * 1=479001600

Below are examples to calculate factorial of  a Number. I have consider all the cases like calculation of big factorial number by loop and also through recursion.

Factorial of a Number by using Java code loop.

class Factorial {
	public static void main(String args[]) {
		int n, c, fact = 1;

		System.out.println("Enter an integer to calculate it's factorial");
		Scanner in = new Scanner(System.in);

		n = in.nextInt();

		if (n < 0)
			System.out.println("Number should be non-negative.");
		else {
			for (c = 1; c <= n; c++)
				fact = fact * c;

			System.out.println("Factorial of " + n + " is = " + fact);
		}
	}
}

Factorial of a Big Integer Number by using loop

If calculation of number is too big which cross the Integer limit then use BigInteger instead if Integer.

class Factorial {
	public static void main(String args[]) {
		int n, c;
		BigInteger inc = new BigInteger("1");
		BigInteger fact = new BigInteger("1");

		Scanner input = new Scanner(System.in);

		System.out.println("Input an integer");
		n = input.nextInt();

		for (c = 1; c <= n; c++) {
			fact = fact.multiply(inc);
			inc = inc.add(BigInteger.ONE);
		}

		System.out.println(n + "! = " + fact);
	}
}

Factorial of Integer Number by using Java Recursion.

import java.util.Scanner;

public class FactorialByRecursion {

	public static void main(String[] args) {
		int n;
		System.out.println("Enter an integer to calculate it's factorial");
		Scanner in = new Scanner(System.in);

		n = in.nextInt();

		if (n < 0)
			System.out.println("Number should be non-negative.");
		else {
			System.out.println("Factorial of " + n + " is = " + factorial(n));
		}

	}

	private static int factorial(int num)
	{
		//Recursion Terminating condition if 0 terminate with value 1
		if(num==0)
			return 1;
		else
		return num*factorial(num-1);
	}

}

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Armstrong Number JAVA Program


Armstrong number is a number which is equal to sum of digits raise to the power total number of digits in the number.

Example :

33+ 73 + 13 = 371

14 + 64 + 34 + 44=1634

Below is JAVA program to check Armstrong Number.

import java.util.Scanner;

class ArmstrongNumber {
	public static void main(String args[]) {
	int n, sum = 0, temp, remainder, digits = 0;

	Scanner in = new Scanner(System.in);
	System.out.println("Input a number to check if it is an Armstrong number");
	n = in.nextInt();

	temp = n;

	// Count number of digits

	while (temp != 0) {
		digits++;
		temp = temp / 10;
	}

	temp = n;

	while (temp != 0) {
		remainder = temp % 10;
		sum = sum + power(remainder, digits);
		temp = temp / 10;
	}

	if (n == sum)
		System.out.println(n + " is an Armstrong number.");
	else
		System.out.println(n + " is not an Armstrong number.");
	}

	static int power(int n, int r) {
		int c, p = 1;

		for (c = 1; c <= r; c++)
			p = p * n;

		return p;
	}
}

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Bubble Sort/ Sinking Sort Java Program


Bubble Sort also called Sinking Sort is a comparison sort algorithm where smaller or larger “bubble” elements move to top.

Complexity

Complexity of bubble sort is O(n2) in both average and worst case while O(n) in best case when elements are already sorted. Where n is number of elements.

Drawback

It will not be efficient in the case of a reverse-ordered collection or number of elements are high.

import java.util.Scanner;

public class BubbleSort {
	public static void main(String []args) {
	    int n, c, d, swap;
	    //For User Input
	    Scanner in = new Scanner(System.in);

	    System.out.println("Input number of integers to sort");
	    n = in.nextInt();

	    int array[] = new int[n];

	    System.out.println("Enter " + n + " integers");

	    for (c = 0; c < n; c++)
	      array[c] = in.nextInt();

	    for (c = 0; c < ( n - 1 ); c++) {
	      for (d = 0; d < n - c - 1; d++) {
/* In case of descending order use < */ if (array[d] > array[d+1])
	        {
	          swap       = array[d];
	          array[d]   = array[d+1];
	          array[d+1] = swap;
	        }
	      }
	    }
	    System.out.println("Sorted list of numbers");

	    for (c = 0; c < n; c++)
	      System.out.println(array[c]);
	  }
	}

 

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