Unit06B - Heap Trees Heaps & Other Trees 6B A min-heap...

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1 1 Trees 6B 2 Heap A min-heap is a binary tree such that - the data contained in each node is less than (or equal to) the data in that node’s children. - the binary tree is complete A max-heap is a binary tree such that - the data contained in each node is greater than (or equal to) the data in that node’s children. - the binary tree is complete 3 Is it a min-heap? 5 14 23 20 16 48 62 53 71 4 Is it a min-heap? 5 14 23 12 26 34 20 24 35 5 Is it a min-heap? 5 14 23 32 87 90 50 64 53 41 6 Using heaps What are min-heaps good for? (What operation is extremely fast when using a min-heap?) The difference in level between any two leaves in a heap is at most what?
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2 7 Storage of a heap Use an array to hold the data. Store the root in position 0. For any node in position i, - its left child (if any) is in position 2i + 1 - its right child (if any) is in position 2i + 2 - its parent (if any) is in position (i-1)/2 (use integer division) 8 53 9 64 50 90 87 41 32 23 14 5 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 5 14 23 32 87 90 50 64 53 41 Storage of a heap For node at i: Left child is at 2i+1 Right child is at 2i+2 Parent is at (i-1)/2 9 Inserting into a min-heap Place the new element in the next available position in the array. Compare the new element with its parent. If the new element is smaller, than swap it with its parent. Continue this process until either - the new element’s parent is smaller than or equal to the new element, or - the new element reaches the root (index 0 of the array) 10 Inserting into a min-heap
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