Can split array into consecutive subsequences in JavaScript

JavascriptWeb DevelopmentFront End Technology

Problem

We are required to write a JavaScript function that takes in an array of sorted integers, arr, as the first and the only argument.

Our function should return true if and only if we can split the array into 1 or more subsequences such that each subsequence consists of consecutive integers and has length at least 3, false otherwise.

For example, if the input to the function is

Input

const arr = [1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5];

Output

const output = true;

Output Explanation

We can split them into two consecutive subsequences −

1, 2, 3
3, 4, 5

Example

Following is the code −

 Live Demo

const arr = [1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5];
const canSplit = (arr = []) => {
   const count = arr.reduce((acc, num) => {
      acc[num] = (acc[num] || 0) + 1
      return acc
   }, {})
   const needed = {}
   for (const num of arr) {
      if (count[num] <= 0) {
         continue
      }
      count[num] -= 1
      if (needed[num] > 0) {
         needed[num] -= 1
         needed[num + 1] = (needed[num + 1] || 0) + 1
      } else if (count[num + 1] > 0 && count[num + 2]) {
         count[num + 1] -= 1
         count[num + 2] -= 1
         needed[num + 3] = (needed[num + 3] || 0) + 1
      } else {
         return false
      }
   }
   return true
}
console.log(canSplit(arr));

Output

true
raja
Published on 24-Apr-2021 14:00:21
Advertisements