Program to find circular greater element to the right in Python

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Suppose we have a list of numbers called nums. We have to find a new list of the same length where the value at index i is assigned to the next element greater than nums[i] to its right, circling back to the front of the list when required. If there is no number that is greater, then it should be set to -1.

So, if the input is like [4, 5, 1, 3], then the output will be [5, -1, 3, 4]

To solve this, we will follow these steps−

  • n := size of a

  • stack := a stack, insert 0 initially, res := a list of size n and fill with -1

  • for each value in range 0 and 1, do

    • for i in range 0 to n-1, do

    • while stack is not empty and a[top of stack] < a[i], do

      • res[top of stack] := a[i]

      • delete last element from stack

    • insert i at the end of stack

  • return res

Let us see the following implementation to get better understanding −


 Live Demo

class Solution:
   def solve(self, a):
      n = len(a)
      stack, res = [0], [-1] * n
      for _ in range(2):
         for i in range(n):
            while stack and a[stack[-1]] < a[i]:
               res[stack[-1]] = a[i]
   return res
ob = Solution()
nums = [4, 5, 1, 3]


[4, 5, 1, 3]


[5, -1, 3, 4]
Updated on 05-Oct-2020 13:09:30