## Monthly Archives: February 2024

## C# || How To Group People Given The Group Size They Belong To Using C#

The following is a module with functions which demonstrates how to group people given the group size they belong to using C#.

1. Group The People – Problem Statement

There are **n** people that are split into some unknown number of groups. Each person is labeled with a **unique ID** from **0** to **n – 1**.

You are given an integer array **groupSizes**, where **groupSizes[i]** is the size of the group that person **i** is in. For example, if **groupSizes[1] = 3**, then person **1** must be in a group of size **3**.

Return *a list of groups such that each person i is in a group of size groupSizes[i]*.

Each person should appear in **exactly one group**, and every person must be in a group. If there are multiple answers, **return any of them**. It is **guaranteed** that there will be **at least one** valid solution for the given input.

**Example 1:**

Input:groupSizes = [3,3,3,3,3,1,3]

Output:[[5],[0,1,2],[3,4,6]]

Explanation:

The first group is [5]. The size is 1, and groupSizes[5] = 1.

The second group is [0,1,2]. The size is 3, and groupSizes[0] = groupSizes[1] = groupSizes[2] = 3.

The third group is [3,4,6]. The size is 3, and groupSizes[3] = groupSizes[4] = groupSizes[6] = 3.

Other possible solutions are [[2,1,6],[5],[0,4,3]] and [[5],[0,6,2],[4,3,1]].

**Example 2:**

Input:groupSizes = [2,1,3,3,3,2]

Output:[[1],[0,5],[2,3,4]]

2. Group The People – Solution

The following is a solution which demonstrates how to group people given the group size they belong to.

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// ============================================================================// Author: Kenneth Perkins// Date: Feb 14, 2024// Taken From: http://programmingnotes.org/// File: Solution.cs// Description: Demonstrates how to group people given group they belong to// ============================================================================public class Solution { public IList<IList<int>> GroupThePeople(int[] groupSizes) { var ans = new List<IList<int>>(); // A map from group size to the list of indices that are there in the group. var szToGroup = new Dictionary<int, List<int>>(); for (int i = 0; i < groupSizes.Length; i++) { if (!szToGroup.ContainsKey(groupSizes[i])) { szToGroup.Add(groupSizes[i], new List<int>()); } var group = szToGroup[groupSizes[i]]; group.Add(i); // When the list size equals the group size, empty it and store it in the answer. if (group.Count == groupSizes[i]) { ans.Add(group); szToGroup.Remove(groupSizes[i]); } } return ans; }}// http://programmingnotes.org/

**QUICK NOTES**:

The highlighted lines are sections of interest to look out for.

The code is heavily commented, so no further insight is necessary. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.

Once compiled, you should get this as your output for the example cases:

[[0,1,2],[5],[3,4,6]]

[[1],[2,3,4],[0,5]]

## C# || How To Find Minimum Deletions To Make Character Frequencies Unique Using C#

The following is a module with functions which demonstrates how to find the minimum deletions to make character frequencies unique using C#.

1. Min Deletions – Problem Statement

A string **s** is called **good** if there are no two different characters in **s** that have the same **frequency**.

Given a string **s**, return* the minimum number of characters you need to delete to make *

**s**

**good**.The **frequency** of a character in a string is the number of times it appears in the string. For example, in the string **“aab”**, the **frequency** of **‘a’** is **2**, while the **frequency** of **‘b’** is **1**.

**Example 1:**

Input:s = "aab"

Output:0

Explanation:`s`

is already good.

**Example 2:**

Input:s = "aaabbbcc"

Output:2

Explanation:You can delete two 'b's resulting in the good string "aaabcc".

Another way it to delete one 'b' and one 'c' resulting in the good string "aaabbc".

**Example 3:**

Input:s = "ceabaacb"

Output:2

Explanation:You can delete both 'c's resulting in the good string "eabaab".

Note that we only care about characters that are still in the string at the end (i.e. frequency of 0 is ignored).

2. Min Deletions – Solution

The following is a solution which demonstrates how to find the minimum deletions to make character frequencies unique.

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// ============================================================================// Author: Kenneth Perkins// Date: Feb 1, 2024// Taken From: http://programmingnotes.org/// File: Solution.cs// Description: Demonstrates how to find minimum deletions to make unique// ============================================================================public class Solution { public int MinDeletions(string s) { // Store the frequency of each character int[] frequency = new int[26]; for (int i = 0; i < s.Length; i++) { frequency[s[i] - 'a']++; } Array.Sort(frequency); int deleteCount = 0; // Maximum frequency the current character can have int maxFreqAllowed = s.Length; // Iterate over the frequencies in descending order for (int i = 25; i >= 0 && frequency[i] > 0; i--) { // Delete characters to make the frequency equal the maximum frequency allowed if (frequency[i] > maxFreqAllowed) { deleteCount += frequency[i] - maxFreqAllowed; frequency[i] = maxFreqAllowed; } // Update the maximum allowed frequency maxFreqAllowed = Math.Max(0, frequency[i] - 1); } return deleteCount; }}// http://programmingnotes.org/

**QUICK NOTES**:

The highlighted lines are sections of interest to look out for.

The code is heavily commented, so no further insight is necessary. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.

Once compiled, you should get this as your output for the example cases:

0

2

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