Implementation of an AVL tree in Python
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Copyright (c) 2010 Pavel Grafov

Implementation of AVL trees (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AVL_tree) in Python.
Class AVL Tree supports the following functionality:
 - insertion of a new entry in the tree;
 - removal of any entry in the tree;
 - search for any entry in the tree;
 - "sanity check" for the tree (described later);
 - 4 various tree traversals
    - preorder,
    - inorder,
    - postorder,
    - inorder non-recursive.
 
I would like to mention some sources, that helped me a lot while working on this code:
1) Wikipedia
1a) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AVL_tree 
    Description of AVL trees.
1b) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_traversal 
    Description of tree traversals in binary search trees and
    sample implementations of traversal algorithms in pseudocode.
2) http://www.cse.ohio-state.edu/~sgomori/570/avlrotations.html
   Rotation algorithms for putting an out-of-balance AVL tree back in balance.
3) http://sourceforge.net/projects/standardavl/
   Implementation of AVL trees in C++. I borrowed an idea of "sanity check" -
   a method, which traverses the tree and checks that tree is in balance, contains 
   no circular references, height for each node is calculated correctly and so on.
4) http://oopweb.com/Algorithms/Documents/AvlTrees/Volume/AvlTrees.htm
   From this page I borrowed the idea how to correctly delete an entry
   from an AVL tree.

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