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Spaceefficient planar convex hull algorithms
 Proc. Latin American Theoretical Informatics
, 2002
"... A spaceefficient algorithm is one in which the output is given in the same location as the input and only a small amount of additional memory is used by the algorithm. We describe four spaceefficient algorithms for computing the convex hull of a planar point set. ..."
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A spaceefficient algorithm is one in which the output is given in the same location as the input and only a small amount of additional memory is used by the algorithm. We describe four spaceefficient algorithms for computing the convex hull of a planar point set.
Asymptotically Efficient inPlace Merging
 Theoretical Computer Science
"... Two lineartime algorithms for inplace merging are presented. Both algorithms perform at most m(t+1)+n=2 t +o(m) comparisons, where m and n are the sizes of the input sequences, m n, and t = blog 2 (n=m)c. The first algorithm is for unstable merging and it carries out no more than 3(n+m)+o(m) el ..."
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Two lineartime algorithms for inplace merging are presented. Both algorithms perform at most m(t+1)+n=2 t +o(m) comparisons, where m and n are the sizes of the input sequences, m n, and t = blog 2 (n=m)c. The first algorithm is for unstable merging and it carries out no more than 3(n+m)+o(m) element moves. The second algorithm is for stable merging and it accomplishes at most 5n+12m+o(m) moves. Key words: Inplace algorithms, merging, sorting ? A preliminary and weaker version of this work appeared in Proceedings of the 20th Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 969, SpringerVerlag, Berlin/Heidelberg (1995), 211220. 1 Supported by the Slovak Grant Agency for Science under contract 1/4376/97 (Project "Combinational Structures and Complexity of Algorithms"). 2 Partially supported by the Danish Natural Science Research Council under contracts 9400952 (Project "Computational Algorithmics") and 9701414 (Project "Experimental Algorithmics"). Preprint submitted to Elsevier Preprint December 19, 1995 1
Optimal inplace planar convex hull algorithms
 Proceedings of Latin American Theoretical Informatics (LATIN 2002), volume 2286 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science
, 2002
"... An inplace algorithm is one in which the output is given in the same location as the input and only a small amount of additional memory is used by the algorithm. In this paper we describe three inplace algorithms for computing the convex hull of a planar point set. All three algorithms are optima ..."
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An inplace algorithm is one in which the output is given in the same location as the input and only a small amount of additional memory is used by the algorithm. In this paper we describe three inplace algorithms for computing the convex hull of a planar point set. All three algorithms are optimal, some more so than others...
SpaceEfficient Algorithms for Klee’s Measure Problem
, 2005
"... We give spaceefficient geometric algorithms for three related problems. Given a set of n axisaligned rectangles in the plane, we calculate the area covered by the union of these rectangles (Klee’s measure problem) in O(n 3/2 log n) time with O(√n) extra space. If the input can be destroyed and the ..."
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We give spaceefficient geometric algorithms for three related problems. Given a set of n axisaligned rectangles in the plane, we calculate the area covered by the union of these rectangles (Klee’s measure problem) in O(n 3/2 log n) time with O(√n) extra space. If the input can be destroyed and there are no degenerate cases and input coordinates are all integers, we can solve Klee’s measure problem in O(n log² n) time with O(log² n) extra space. Given a set of n points in the plane, we find the axisaligned unit square that covers the maximum number of points in O(n log³ n) time with O(log² n) extra space.
A.: Stable minimum storage merging by symmetric comparisons
 Algorithms  ESA 2004. Volume 3221 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science
, 2004
"... Abstract. We introduce a new stable minimum storage algorithm for merging that needs O(m log ( n + 1)) element comparisons, where m and m n are the sizes of the input sequences with m ≤ n. According to the lower bound for merging, our algorithm is asymptotically optimal regarding the number of compa ..."
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Abstract. We introduce a new stable minimum storage algorithm for merging that needs O(m log ( n + 1)) element comparisons, where m and m n are the sizes of the input sequences with m ≤ n. According to the lower bound for merging, our algorithm is asymptotically optimal regarding the number of comparisons. The presented algorithm rearranges the elements to be merged by rotations, where the areas to be rotated are determined by a simple principle of symmetric comparisons. This style of minimum storage merging is novel and looks promising. Our algorithm has a short and transparent definition. Experimental work has shown that it is very efficient and so might be of high practical interest. 1
Line crossing minimization on metro maps
, 2007
"... We consider the problem of drawing a set of simple paths along the edges of an embedded underlying graph G = (V,E), so that the total number of crossings among pairs of paths is minimized. This problem arises when drawing metro maps, where the embedding of G depicts the structure of the underlying ..."
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We consider the problem of drawing a set of simple paths along the edges of an embedded underlying graph G = (V,E), so that the total number of crossings among pairs of paths is minimized. This problem arises when drawing metro maps, where the embedding of G depicts the structure of the underlying network, the nodes of G correspond to train stations, an edge connecting two nodes implies that there exists a railway line which connects them, whereas the paths illustrate the lines connecting terminal stations. We call this the metroline crossing minimization problem (MLCM). In contrast to the problem of drawing the underlying graph nicely, MLCM has received fewer attention. It was recently introduced by Benkert et. al in [2]. In this paper, as a first step towards solving MLCM in arbitrary graphs, we study path and tree networks. We examine several variations of the problem for which we develop algorithms for obtaining optimal solutions.
On optimal and efficient in place merging
 SOFSEM 2006. Volume 3831 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science
, 2006
"... Abstract. We introduce a new stable in place merging algorithm that needs O(m log ( n +1)) comparisons and O(m+n) assignments. According m to the lower bounds for merging our algorithm is asymptotically optimal regarding the number of comparisons as well as assignments. The stable algorithm is devel ..."
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Abstract. We introduce a new stable in place merging algorithm that needs O(m log ( n +1)) comparisons and O(m+n) assignments. According m to the lower bounds for merging our algorithm is asymptotically optimal regarding the number of comparisons as well as assignments. The stable algorithm is developed in a modular style out of an unstable kernel for which we give a definition in pseudocode. The literature so far describes several similar algorithms but merely as sophisticated theoretical models without any reasoning about their practical value. We report specific benchmarks and show that our algorithm is for almost all input sequences faster than the efficient minimum storage algorithm by Dudzinski and Dydek. The proposed algorithm can be effectively used in practice. 1
InSitu, Stable Merging by way of the Perfect Shuffle.
, 1999
"... We introduce a novel approach to the classical problem of insitu, stable merging, where "insitu" means the use of no more than O(log 2 n) bits of extra memory for lists of size n. Shufflemerge reduces the merging problem to the problem of realising the "perfect shuffle" permutation, that is, the ..."
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We introduce a novel approach to the classical problem of insitu, stable merging, where "insitu" means the use of no more than O(log 2 n) bits of extra memory for lists of size n. Shufflemerge reduces the merging problem to the problem of realising the "perfect shuffle" permutation, that is, the exact interleaving of two, equal length lists. The algorithm is recursive, using a logarithmic number of variables, and so does not use absolutely minimum storage, i.e., a fixed number of variables. A simple method of realising the perfect shuffle uses one extra bit per element, and so is not insitu. We show that the perfect shuffle can be attained using absolutely minimum storage and in linear time, at the expense of doubling the number of moves, relative to the simple method. We note that there is a worst case for Shufflemerge requiring time\Omega\Gamma n log n), where n is the sum of the lengths of the input lists. We also present an analysis of a variant of Shufflemerge which uses a ...
Ratio based stable inplace merging
"... Abstract. We investigate the problem of stable inplace merging from a ratio k = n based point of view where m, n are the sizes of the input m sequences with m ≤ n. We introduce a novel algorithm for this problem that is asymptotically optimal regarding the number of assignments as well as compariso ..."
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Abstract. We investigate the problem of stable inplace merging from a ratio k = n based point of view where m, n are the sizes of the input m sequences with m ≤ n. We introduce a novel algorithm for this problem that is asymptotically optimal regarding the number of assignments as well as comparisons. Our algorithm uses knowledge about the ratio of the input sizes to gain optimality and does not stay in the tradition of Mannila and Ukkonen’s work [8] in contrast to all other stable inplace merging algorithms proposed so far. It has a simple modular structure and does not demand the additional extraction of a movement imitation buffer as needed by its competitors. For its core components we give concrete implementations in form of Pseudo Code. Using benchmarking we prove that our algorithm performs almost always better than its direct competitor proposed in [6]. As additional subresult we show that stable inplace merging is a quite simple problem for every ratio k ≥ √ m by proving that there exists a primitive algorithm that is asymptotically optimal for such ratios. 1