[LeetCode]#1656. Design an Ordered Stream

Environment: Python 3.7

Key technique: self, while

There is a stream of n (id, value) pairs arriving in an arbitrary order, where id is an integer between 1 and n and value is a string. No two pairs have the same id.

Design a stream that returns the values in increasing order of their IDs by returning a chunk (list) of values after each insertion. The concatenation of all the chunks should result in a list of the sorted values.

Implement the OrderedStream class:

  • OrderedStream(int n) Constructs the stream to take n values.
  • String[] insert(int id, String value) Inserts the pair (id, value) into the stream, then returns the largest possible chunk of currently inserted values that appear next in the order.


["OrderedStream", "insert", "insert", "insert", "insert", "insert"]
[[5], [3, "ccccc"], [1, "aaaaa"], [2, "bbbbb"], [5, "eeeee"], [4, "ddddd"]]
[null, [], ["aaaaa"], ["bbbbb", "ccccc"], [], ["ddddd", "eeeee"]]


I am not so good as below code. I output every step and try analysis them.

  1. Default data and ptr as below.

2. insert 3 and “ccccc” and find id != self.ptr.

3. Return []

4. Insert 1 and “aaaaa”.

5. Find self.data[2] is nothing.

6. return self.data[1:2] and is ‘aaaaa’

7. insert 2 and ‘bbbbb’

8. Find self.data[4] is nothing.

9. return self.data[2:4] and is ‘bbbbb’, ‘ccccc’


class OrderedStream:
def __init__(self, n: int):
self.data = [None] * (n + 1)
self.ptr = 1

def insert(self, id: int, value: str):
self.data[id] = value
if id == self.ptr:
while self.ptr < len(self.data) and self.data[self.ptr]:
self.ptr += 1
return self.data[id:self.ptr]
return []




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