Started as a Google Summer of Code 2008 project
Written by Kanwei Li, mentored by Austin Ziegler
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.
* 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
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
- Ruby 1.8, Ruby 1.9, JRuby
- C extensions (optional, but very much recommended for vast performance benefits)