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Re: sparse table algorithm (response to post by Cosmin.ro) | Reply
oh ok

thanks
Re: sparse table algorithm (response to post by quanchi) | Reply
You can preprocess log[i] for i from 0 to N in O(N).
sparse table algorithm | Reply
after preprocessing for the query (M[i][j]) we take two overlapping intervals of length 2^k starting at i and j-2^k+1 (where k=[log(j-i+1)]) and compute the minimum value

the time taken to calculate k is O(logN)

but the query time given is O(1),shoudn't it be O(logN)?

i checked with some references which say O(1) so most probably i am wrong..
but still i doubt it...
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