Algorithms and Data Structures by Niklaus Wirth

By Niklaus Wirth

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Pj-1 with the additional constraint of pd[j] ≠ pj. If no match exists at all, we let dj = -1, indicating that the entire pattern be shifted beyond its current position (see Fig. 12, lower part). string A B C D E F pattern A B C D E A A shifted pattern B j=5, d5=-1, (shift = j - dj = 6) A B C D E F A B C D E G A j=5, d5=-1, (shift = j - dj= 6) B 41 Fig. 12. Shifting pattern past position of last character Evidently, the computation of dj presents us with the first application of string search, and we may as well use the fast KMP version itself.

The faster solution is based on the following invariant: (Ak : 0 ≤ k < L : ak < x) & (Ak : R ≤ k < N : ak ≥ x) and the search is continued until the two sections span the entire array. L := 0; R := N; WHILE L < R DO m := (L+R) DIV 2; IF a[m] < x THEN L := m+1 ELSE R := m END END The terminating condition is L ≥ R. Is it guaranteed to be reached? In order to establish this guarantee, we must show that under all circumstances the difference R-L is diminished in each step. L < R holds at the 36 beginning of each step.

2 A Sample Process of Straight Selection Sorting. The algorithm is formulated as follows: FOR i := 0 TO n-1 DO assign the index of the least item of ai ... an-1 to k; exchange ai with ak END This method, called straight selection, is in some sense the opposite of straight insertion: Straight insertion considers in each step only the one next item of the source sequence and all items of the destination array to find the insertion point; straight selection considers all items of the source array to find the one with the least key and to be deposited as the one next item of the destination sequence..

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