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1 Chapter 17: Amortized Analysis III

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2 Dynamic Table Sometimes, we may not know in advance the #objects to be stored in a table We may allocate space for the table, say with malloc(), at the beginning When more objects are inserted, the space allocated before may not be enough

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3 Dynamic Table The table must then be reallocated with a larger size, say with realloc(), and all objects from original table must be copied over into the new, larger table Similarly, if many objects are deleted, we may want to reallocate the table with a smaller size (to save space) Any good choice for the reallocation size?

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4 Load Factor For a table T, we define the load factor, denoted by LF(T), to be the ratio of #items stored in T and the size of T That is, LF is between 0 and 1, and the fuller the T, the larger its LF To measure how good the space usage in a reallocation scheme, we can look at the load factor it guarantees

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5 Load Factor Obviously, we have a reallocation scheme that guarantees a load factor of 1: Rebuild table for each indel (insert/delete) However, n indels can cost (n 2 ) time In general, we want to trade some space for time efficiency Can we ensure any n indels cost (n) time, and a not-too-bad load factor?

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6 Handling Insertion Suppose we have only insertion operations Our reallocation scheme is as follows: If T is full before insertion of an item, we expand T by doubling its size It is clear that at any time, LF(T) is at least 0.5 Question: How about the insertion cost?

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7 Handling Insertion Observe that the more items are stored, the closer the next expansion will come Let num(T) = #items currently stored in T Let size(T) = size of T To reflect this observation, we define a potential function such that T = 2 num(T) – size(T)

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8 Handling Insertion The function has some nice properties: Immediately before an expansion, T = num(T) this provides enough cost to copy items into new table Immediately after an expansion, T = 0 this resets everything, and simplify the analysis Its value is always non-negative (the table is always at least half full)

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9 Amortized Cost of Insertion Now, what will be amortized insertion cost? Notation c i = actual cost of i th operation i = amortized cost of i th operation num i = #items in T after i th operation size i = size of T after i th operation i = T after i th operation There are two cases …

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10 Case 1: No Expansion If i th insertion does not cause expansion: i = c i + i - i-1 = 1 + (2num i – size i ) - (2num i-1 – size i-1 ) = 1 + 2num i - 2num i-1 = 3

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11 Case 2: With Expansion If i th insertion causes an expansion: size i =2size i-1 and size i-1 =num i-1 = num i – 1 i = c i + i - i-1 = num i + (2num i – size i ) - (2num i-1 – size i-1 ) = num i + (2num i – 2(num i – 1)) - (2(num i – 1) – (num i – 1)) = num i + 2- (num i – 1) = 3 Conclusion: amortized cost for insertion = O(1)

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12 Handling Insertion & Deletion Suppose we have both insertion & deletion Can we still maintain a reallocation scheme with LF(T) is at least 0.5 ? To do so, when table is full, we need to expand as usual, AND when table is just below half-full, we need to contract immediately

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13 Handling Insertion & Deletion Will the following scheme work? If T is full before insertion of an item, we expand T by doubling its size If T is below half-full after deletion, we contract T by halving its size In worst-case, n indels cost (n 2 ) time

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14 Slight Modification The previous scheme fails because we are too greedy … (contracting too early) Let us modify our scheme slightly: If T is full before insertion of an item, we expand T by doubling its size If T is below (1/4)-full after deletion, we contract T by halving its size At any time, LF(T) is at least 0.25

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15 Handling Insertion & Deletion Now, using this scheme, If table is more than (1/2)-full, we should start worrying about the next expansion watch for insertion If table is less than (1/2)-full, we should start worrying about the next contraction watch for deletion This gives us some intuition of how to define the potential function

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16 New Potential Function Our new potential function is a bit strange (it has two parts): If table is at least half full: T = 2 num(T) – size(T) If table is less than half full: T = size(T)/2 – num(T) Can you compute the amortized cost for each operation?

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17 Nice Properties The function has some nice properties: Immediately before a resize, T = num(T) this provides enough cost to copy items into new table At half-full or immediately after resize, T = 0 this resets everything, and simplify the analysis Its value is always non-negative

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18 Amortized Insertion Cost If i th operation = insertion If it causes an expansion: i = same as before = 3 If it does not cause expansion: if T at least half full, (LF i-1 < ½, LF i ≥ ½) i = same as before = 3 if T less than half full, i = c i + (size i /2 – num i ) - (size i-1 /2 – num i-1 ) = 1 + (-1) = 0

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19 Amortized Deletion Cost If i th operation = deletion If it causes a contraction: i = c i + i - i -1 = c i + (size i /2 – num i ) - (size i-1 /2 – num i-1 ) = (num i + 1)+((num i + 1)-num i ) – ((2(num i +1)) – (num i +1)) = 1 If it does not cause a contraction: if T less than half full, (LF i-1 < ½ ) i = c i + (size i /2 – num i ) - (size i-1 /2 – num i-1 ) = 1 + 1 = 2

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20 Amortized Deletion Cost (cont) If it does not cause a contraction: if T at least half full, (LF i-1 ≥ ½) i = c i + i - i -1 = c i + (2num i – size i ) - (2num i-1 – size i-1 ) = 1 - 2 = -1 This operation will not cause any problem

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21 Conclusion The amortized insertion or deletion cost in our new scheme = O(1) Meaning: Any n operations in total cost O(n) time Remark: There can be other reallocation schemes with O(1) load factor and O(1) amortized cost (Try to think about it !)

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22 Homework Problem: 17-2 (Due: Dec. 7) Practice ay home: 17.1-3, 17.2-1, 17.3- 3, 17.3-6, 17.4-1 Second Mid-Term Exam. Dec. 9 Ch 19 Fibonacci heaps (Self-study)

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23 Quiz 3 Show that the second smallest of n elements can be found with n + lg n - 2 comparisons in the worst case. Give an O(n)-time Dynamic Programming algorithm to compute the n-th Fibonacci number.

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