#include <stdio.h>
#include <ctype.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

int compare(const void * a, const void * b)
{
    return strcmp(a, b);
}
struct node {
    char name[51];
    int index;
};
/*  1.Sort the Array cities (which was copy of A) and Array B2 (which was copy of B).   
    2.Do binary search in sorted array B (called B2) to find a city in A which is not present in B2.
    3.If the index found is i, then print "A[i] B[i] cost[i]$".
    4.Do this for n - 2 times :
        For each B[indx], find it in sorted array cities and use its index(called indx) to print A[indx] B[indx] cost[indx]$ and repeat the same
*/
main()
{
    int t;
    scanf("%d", &t);
    int n;
    int c;
    struct node cities[5000];// stored sorted array A with original index
    char A[5000][51];
    char B[5000][51];
    char B2[5000][51];// stored sorted array B to find(using binary search) first city which is present in A but not in B
    int cost[5000];
    int total_cost;
    int i, j, k;
    while (t--) {
        scanf("%d", &n);
        if (n == 1) {
            printf("0$\n");
        } else {
        /* Reading input - start */
        for (i = 0; i < n - 1; i++) {
            scanf("%s", A[i]);
            cities[i].index = i;
            strcpy(cities[i].name, A[i]);
            scanf("%s", B[i]);
            strcpy(B2[i], B[i]);
            while (isspace (c = getchar()))
                ;
            cost[i] = cost[i] * 10 + c - '0';
            while (isdigit(c = getchar()))
            cost[i] = cost[i] * 10 + c - '0';
        }
        /* Reading input - end */
        /* Shell Sort starts for array "cities" and "B2" 
            note : original index in array "cities" is stored*/
        int gaps[] = {701, 301, 132, 57, 23, 10, 4, 1};
        for (k = 0; k < 8; k++)
            for (i = gaps[k]; i < n - 1; ++i) {
                char temp[51];
                strcpy(temp, cities[i].name);
                int ind = cities[i].index;

                for (j = i; j >= gaps[k] && strcmp(cities[j-gaps[k]].name, temp) > 0; j -= gaps[k]) {
                    strcpy(cities[j].name, cities[j-gaps[k]].name);
                    cities[j].index = cities[j-gaps[k]].index;
                }
                strcpy(cities[j].name, temp);
                cities[j].index = ind;

                char temp2[51];
                strcpy(temp2, B2[i]);

                for (j = i; j >= gaps[k] && strcmp(B2[j-gaps[k]], temp2) > 0; j -= gaps[k])
                    strcpy(B2[j], B2[j-gaps[k]]);
                strcpy(B2[j], temp2);
            }

        for (i = 0; i < n - 1; i++) {
            char *t = (char *)bsearch(A[i], B2[0], n-1, sizeof(char[51]), compare);
            if (t == NULL)
                break;
        }

        printf("%s %s %d$\n", A[i], B[i], cost[i]);
        total_cost = cost[i];
        int low, high, mid, indx;
        indx = i;
        for (i = 0; i < n - 2; i++) { 
            low = 0;
            high = n - 2;
            while (low <= high) {
                mid = (low+high) / 2;
                if (strcmp(B[indx], cities[mid].name) < 0)
                    high = mid - 1;
                else if (strcmp(B[indx], cities[mid].name) > 0)
                    low = mid + 1;
                else
                    break;
            }
            indx = cities[mid].index;
            total_cost += cost[indx];
            printf("%s %s %d$\n", A[indx], B[indx], cost[indx]);
        }
        printf("%d$\n", total_cost);
        for (i = 0; i < n - 1; i++)
            cost[i] = 0;
    }}
    return 0;
}

The question can be found Here

We're not going to go through your entire program, line by line, and figure out what's wrong with it. Unless you tell us what problem you're having and where, there's no point in 'debugging' it.

You're cluttering up your code in the while loop. Set an input function up, and just call it. Either sort the input there as well, or set a sort function up, as well.

Kudo's for using a Shell sort - modern cpu's have really raised it's stock options, and your indentation is excellent, also.

Then I see line 105: :( Don't do that.

The binary search should be in a separate function, and return either mid (found at index number), or -1.

Just want to repeat Tumlee's advice: Post up your errors and warnings, and ask specific questons with details. We can't see what you have seen, and need it.

Edited 4 Years Ago by Adak

I have tried many inputs still I'm getting wrong answer for my submission.
I have no idea why I'm getting wrong answer.
I have replaced bsearch function with new self-made binary search.

#include <stdio.h>
#include <ctype.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

struct node {
    char name[51];
    int index;
};
/*  1.Sort the Array cities (which was copy of A) and Array B2 (which was copy of B).   
    2.Do binary search in sorted array B (called B2) to find a city in A which is not present in B2.
    3.If the index found is i, then print "A[i] B[i] cost[i]$".
    4.Do this for n - 2 times :
        For each B[indx], find it in sorted array cities and use its index(called indx) to print A[indx] B[indx] cost[indx]$ and repeat the same
*/
main()
{
    int t;
    scanf("%d", &t);
    int n;
    int c;
    struct node cities[5000];// stored sorted array A with original index
    char A[5000][51];
    char B[5000][51];
    char B2[5000][51];// stored sorted array B to find(using binary search) first city which is present in A but not in B
    int cost[5000];
    int total_cost;
    int i, j, k;
    while (t--) {
        scanf("%d", &n);
        if (n == 1) {
            printf("0$\n");
        } 
        else {
            /* Reading input - start */
            for (i = 0; i < n - 1; i++) {
                scanf("%s", A[i]);
                cities[i].index = i;
                strcpy(cities[i].name, A[i]);
                scanf("%s", B[i]);
                strcpy(B2[i], B[i]);
                while (isspace (c = getchar()))
                    ;
                cost[i] = cost[i] * 10 + c - '0';
                while (isdigit(c = getchar()))
                cost[i] = cost[i] * 10 + c - '0';
            }
            /* Reading input - end */
            /* Shell Sort starts for array "cities" and "B2" 
                note : original index in array "cities" is stored*/
            int gaps[] = {701, 301, 132, 57, 23, 10, 4, 1};
            for (k = 0; k < 8; k++)
                for (i = gaps[k]; i < n - 1; ++i) {
                    char temp[51];
                    strcpy(temp, cities[i].name);
                    int ind = cities[i].index;

                    for (j = i; j >= gaps[k] && strcmp(cities[j-gaps[k]].name, temp) > 0; j -= gaps[k]) {
                        strcpy(cities[j].name, cities[j-gaps[k]].name);
                        cities[j].index = cities[j-gaps[k]].index;
                    }
                    strcpy(cities[j].name, temp);
                    cities[j].index = ind;

                    char temp2[51];
                    strcpy(temp2, B2[i]);

                    for (j = i; j >= gaps[k] && strcmp(B2[j-gaps[k]], temp2) > 0; j -= gaps[k])
                        strcpy(B2[j], B2[j-gaps[k]]);
                    strcpy(B2[j], temp2);
                }

            for (i = 0; i < n - 1; i++) {
                int low, high, mid, indx;
                indx = -1;
                low = 0;
                high = n - 2;
                while (low <= high) {
                    mid = (low+high) / 2;
                    if (strcmp(A[i], B2[mid]) < 0)
                        high = mid - 1;
                    else if (strcmp(A[i], B2[mid]) > 0)
                        low = mid + 1;
                    else {
                        indx = mid;
                        break;
                    }
                }
                if (indx == -1)
                    break;
            }

            printf("%s %s %d$\n", A[i], B[i], cost[i]);
            total_cost = cost[i];
            int low, high, mid, indx;
            indx = i;
            for (i = 0; i < n - 2; i++) { 
                low = 0;
                high = n - 2;
                while (low <= high) {
                    mid = (low+high) / 2;
                    if (strcmp(B[indx], cities[mid].name) < 0)
                        high = mid - 1;
                    else if (strcmp(B[indx], cities[mid].name) > 0)
                        low = mid + 1;
                    else
                        break;
                }
                indx = cities[mid].index;
                total_cost += cost[indx];
                printf("%s %s %d$\n", A[indx], B[indx], cost[indx]);
            }
            printf("%d$\n", total_cost);
            for (i = 0; i < n - 1; i++)
                cost[i] = 0;
        }
    }
    return 0;
}

Edited 4 Years Ago by prakhs

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