Program to find length of shortest sublist with maximum frequent element with same frequency in Python

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Suppose we have a list of numbers called nums. If the frequency of a most frequent number in nums is k. We have to find the length of a shortest sublist such that the frequency of its most frequent item is also k.

So, if the input is like nums = [10, 20, 30, 40, 30, 10], then the output will be 3, because here the most frequent numbers are 10 and 30 , here k = 2. If we select the sublist [30, 40, 30] this is the shortest sublist where 30 is present and its frequency is also 2.

To solve this, we will follow these steps −

  • L := size of nums
  • rnums := reverse of nums
  • d := a map containing frequencies of each elements present in nums
  • mx := maximum of list of all values of d
  • vs := a list of k for each k in d if d[k] is same as mx
  • mn := L
  • for each v in vs, do
    • mn := minimum of mn and ((L - (index of v in rnums) - (index of v in nums))
  • return mn

Example

Let us see the following implementation to get better understanding −

from collections import Counter
def solve(nums):
   L = len(nums)
   rnums = nums[::-1]

   d = Counter(nums)
   mx = max(d.values())
   vs = [k for k in d if d[k] == mx]

   mn = L
   for v in vs:
      mn = min(mn, (L - rnums.index(v)) - nums.index(v))
   return mn

nums = [10, 20, 30, 40, 30, 10]
print(solve(nums))

Input

[10, 20, 30, 40, 30, 10]

Output

3
raja
Updated on 14-Oct-2021 09:56:00

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