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Useful algorithms and data structures for Ruby. Optional C extensions.

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DESCRIPTION:

Started as a Google Summer of Code 2008 project

Written by Kanwei Li, mentored by Austin Ziegler

Original Proposal:

Using the right data structure or algorithm for the situation is an important aspect of programming. In computer science literature, many data structures and algorithms have been researched and extensively documented. However, there is still no standard library in Ruby implementing useful structures and algorithms like Red/Black Trees, tries, different sorting algorithms, etc. This project will create such a library with documentation on when to use a particular structure/algorithm. It will also come with a benchmark suite to compare performance in different situations.

COMPLETED:

* Heaps              Containers::Heap, Containers::MaxHeap, Containers::MinHeap
* Priority Queue     Containers::PriorityQueue
* Deque              Containers::Deque, Containers::CDeque (C ext)
* Stack              Containers::Stack
* Queue              Containers::Queue
* Red-Black Trees    Containers::RBTreeMap, Containers::CRBTreeMap (C ext)
* Splay Trees        Containers::SplayTreeMap, Containers::CSplayTreeMap (C ext)
* Tries              Containers::Trie
* Suffix Array       Containers::SuffixArray

* Search algorithms
  - Binary Search            Algorithms::Search.binary_search
  - Knuth-Morris-Pratt       Algorithms::Search.kmp_search
* Sorting algorithms           
  - Bubble sort              Algorithms::Sort.bubble_sort
  - Comb sort                Algorithms::Sort.comb_sort
  - Selection sort           Algorithms::Sort.selection_sort
  - Heapsort                 Algorithms::Sort.heapsort
  - Insertion sort           Algorithms::Sort.insertion_sort
  - Shell sort               Algorithms::Sort.shell_sort
  - Quicksort                Algorithms::Sort.quicksort
  - Mergesort                Algorithms::Sort.mergesort
  - Dual-Pivot Quicksort     Algorithms::Sort.dualpivotquicksort

SYNOPSIS:

require 'rubygems'
require 'algorithms'

max_heap = Containers::MaxHeap.new

# To not have to type "Containers::" before each class, use:
include Containers
max_heap = MaxHeap.new

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ruby 1.8, Ruby 1.9, JRuby
  • C extensions (optional, but very much recommended for vast performance benefits)

LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

Ruby Algorithms and Containers project is Copyright (c) 2009 Kanwei Li

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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