This assignment is due before 11:00PM on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. There are two parts to this homework assignment:
You’ll need to submit your solutions to both parts of the homework before the deadline.
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Write a data type to represent a set of points in the unit square (all points have x- and y-coordinates between 0 and 1) using a 2d-tree to support efficient range search (find all of the points contained in a query rectangle) and nearest-neighbor search (find a closest point to a query point). 2d-trees have numerous applications, ranging from classifying astronomical objects to computer animation to speeding up neural networks to mining data to image retrieval.
The goals of this part of the assignment are:
To get started, use the following geometric primitives for points and axis-aligned rectangles in the plane.
The immutable data type Point2D
(part of algs4.jar) represents points in the plane. Here is the subset of its API that you may use:
The immutable data type RectHV
(part of algs4.jar) represents axis-aligned rectangles. Here is the subset of its API that you may use:
Do not modify these data types.
Write a mutable data type PointSET.java
that represents a set of points in the unit square. Implement the following API by using a red–black BST:
You must use either SET
or java.util.TreeSet
; do not implement your own red–black BST.
Your implementation should support insert()
and contains()
in time proportional to the logarithm of the number of points in the set in the worst case; it should support nearest()
and range()
in time proportional to the number of points in the set.
Throw a java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
if any argument is null.
Write a mutable data type KdTree.java
that uses a 2d-tree to implement the same API (but replace PointSET
with KdTree
). A 2d-tree is a generalization of a BST to two-dimensional keys. The idea is to build a BST with points in the nodes, using the x- and y-coordinates of the points as keys in strictly alternating sequence.
draw()
method should draw all of the points to standard draw in black and the subdivisions in red (for vertical splits) and blue (for horizontal splits). This method need not be efficient—it is primarily for debugging.The prime advantage of a 2d-tree over a BST is that it supports efficient implementation of range search and nearest-neighbor search. Each node corresponds to an axis-aligned rectangle in the unit square, which encloses all of the points in its subtree. The root corresponds to the unit square; the left and right children of the root corresponds to the two rectangles split by the x-coordinate of the point at the root; and so forth.
Range search. To find all points contained in a given query rectangle, start at the root and recursively search for points in both subtrees using the following pruning rule: if the query rectangle does not intersect the rectangle corresponding to a node, there is no need to explore that node (or its subtrees). A subtree is searched only if it might contain a point contained in the query rectangle.
Nearest-neighbor search. To find a closest point to a given query point, start at the root and recursively search in both subtrees using the following pruning rule: if the closest point discovered so far is closer than the distance between the query point and the rectangle corresponding to a node, there is no need to explore that node (or its subtrees). That is, search a node only if it might contain a point that is closer than the best one found so far. The effectiveness of the pruning rule depends on quickly finding a nearby point. To do this, organize the recursive method so that when there are two possible subtrees to go down, you always choose the subtree that is on the same side of the splitting line as the query point as the first subtree to explore—the closest point found while exploring the first subtree may enable pruning of the second subtree.
You may use the following interactive client programs to test and debug your code.
KdTreeVisualizer.java
computes and draws the 2d-tree that results from the sequence of points clicked by the user in the standard drawing window.RangeSearchVisualizer.java
reads a sequence of points from a file (specified as a command-line argument) and inserts those points into a 2d-tree. Then, it performs range searches on the axis-aligned rectangles dragged by the user in the standard drawing window.NearestNeighborVisualizer.java
reads a sequence of points from a file (specified as a command-line argument) and inserts those points into a 2d-tree. Then, it performs nearest-neighbor queries on the point corresponding to the location of the mouse in the standard drawing window.Give the total memory usage in bytes (using tilde notation) of your 2d-tree data structure as a function of the number of points n, using the memory-cost model from lecture and Section 1.4 of the textbook. Count all memory that is used by your 2d-tree, including memory for the nodes, points, and rectangles.
Give the expected running time in seconds (using tilde notation) to build a 2d-tree on n random points in the unit square. (Do not count the time to read in the points from standard input.)
How many nearest-neighbor calculations can your 2d-tree implementation perform per second for input100K.txt (100,000 points) and input1M.txt (1 million points), where the query points are random points in the unit square? (Do not count the time to read in the points or to build the 2d-tree.) Repeat this question but with the brute-force implementation.
Submit the files PointSET.java
and KdTree.java
along with PointSETTest.java
and KdTreeTest.java
.
We will supply algs4.jar. Your may not call library functions except those in those in java.lang, java.util, and algs4.jar.
The goals of this assignment are to test your understanding of the material covered in sections 3.1 to 3.3 of the textbook, and the lecture and recitation materials. You should read the textbook chapters before doing this part of the assignment.
Written homeworks must be typeset in LaTeX and submitted in PDF format. Please insert a page break between each question, so that your answer to each question starts on a new page in your PDF document.
What is the best case BST height? Worst case? If shuffling , probabilistically, leads to a log n tree height, why don’t we simply shuffle our input data before building our BST based symbol table to avoid worst case behavior?
Describe two methods for deleting nodes from a BST. What effect do they have on its running time? (No need for a formal proof, an English explanation is fine).
Draw the binary tree for this level-order traversal: P E S A N V L Y I.
Give the in-order traversal, preorder traversal, and postorder traversal of the tree that you drew, including elements for the null leaves. For each of these travesals, could you reconstruct the tree and if so, explain how.
Prove that if a node in a BST has two children, its successor has no left child and its predecessor has no right child.
Prove that no compare-based algorithm can build a BST using fewer than lg( N!) ~ N lg N compares.