Minimum Time Difference in C++

C++Server Side ProgrammingProgramming

Suppose we have a list of 24-hour clock time points in "Hour:Minutes" format, we have to find the minimum minutes difference between any two time points in the list. So if the input is like [“12:30”,”15:17”], so this will return 167.

To solve this, we will follow these steps −

  • Define an array called ok of size 24*60 + 1, and initially all are false.
  • n := size of tp
  • for i in range 0 to n – 1
    • hr := the hour part from the time
    • min := minute part of the string
    • time := hr * 60 + min
    • if ok[time] is true, then return 0, otherwise set ok[time] as true.
  • last := 0, first := inf, ret := inf, prev := -inf
  • for i in range 0 to 24*60
    • if ok[i] is true, then
      • last := max of i, last
      • first := min of i and first
      • if prev is not –inf, then ret := min of ret and last – prev
      • prev := i
  • return minimum of ret and 24*60+first-last.

Let us see the following implementation to get better understanding &mnus;

Example

 Live Demo

#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
class Solution {
   public:
   int findMinDifference(vector<string>& tp) {
      vector <bool> ok(24 * 60 + 1, false);
      int n = tp.size();
      for(int i = 0; i < n; i++){
         int hr = stoi(tp[i].substr(0, 2));
         int min = stoi(tp[i].substr(3, 2));
         int time = hr * 60 + min;
         if(ok[time]) return 0;
         ok[time] = true;
      }
      int last = 0;
      int first = INT_MAX;
      int ret = INT_MAX;
      int prev = INT_MIN;
      for(int i = 0; i <= 24 * 60; i++){
         if(ok[i]){
            last = max(i, last);
            first = min(i, first);
            if(prev != INT_MIN) ret = min(ret, last - prev);
            prev = i;
         }
      }
      return min(ret, 24 * 60 + first - last);
   }
};
main(){
   vector<string> v = {"12:30","15:17"};
   Solution ob;
   cout << (ob.findMinDifference(v));
}

Input

["12:30","15:17"]

Output

167
raja
Published on 04-May-2020 13:00:15
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