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Implementing a heapSort().

Posted on 2006-11-28
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I built the heap and it works fine but I can't seem to get the sort to work right. Any help on getting started would be appreciated. Here's what I have so far.

import java.util.*;

public class Heap{
    private ArrayList<Integer> al;
   
    public Heap(){
        al=new ArrayList<Integer>();
    }
   
    public Heap(ArrayList<Integer> al){
        this.al=new ArrayList<Integer>(al);
    }
   
    public void insert(Integer obj){
        al.add(obj);
        int child=this.size()-1;
        int parent=(child-1)/2;
        while(parent>=0 && al.get(parent).compareTo(al.get(child))>0){
            Integer temp=al.get(child);
            al.set(child, al.get(parent));
            al.set(parent, temp);
            child=parent;
            parent=(child-1)/2;  
        }
    }
   
    public boolean isEmpty(){
        return al.isEmpty();
    }
   
    public int size(){
        return al.size();
    }
   
    public Integer delete(){
        if(this.isEmpty())
            return null;
        if(this.size()==1)
            return al.remove(0);
        Integer min=al.get(0);
        al.set(0, al.remove(this.size()-1));
        int parent=0; //each parent may have 0, 1, 2 children
        while(true){
            int leftChild=(2*parent)+1;
            int rightChild=leftChild+1;
            if(leftChild>=this.size())
                break;
            int minChild=leftChild;
            if(rightChild<this.size() && al.get(leftChild).compareTo(al.get(rightChild))>0)
                minChild=rightChild;
            if(al.get(parent).compareTo(al.get(minChild))>0){
                Integer temp=al.get(parent);
                al.set(parent, al.get(minChild));
                al.set(minChild, temp);
                parent=minChild;
            }
            else
                break;
        }
        return min;
    }
   
    public void heapSort(){
    }
}
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A very well explaining website can be found here:

http://www.inf.fh-flensburg.de/lang/algorithmen/sortieren/heap/heapen.htm

On the bottom there is even an implementation in Java.

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Naturally you don't need to implement Heap because java 1.5 already has one
java.util.PriorityQueue
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