Binary Search Tree (BST) Complete Implementation.

Binary Tree : A data structure in which we have nodes containing data and two references to other nodes, one on the left and one on the right.

Binary Tree consist of Nodes

  • Nodes are nothing but objects of a class and each node has data and a link to the left node and right node.
  • Usually we call the starting node of a tree as root.
class Node{
	int data;
	Node left;
	Node right;	
	public Node(int data){
		this.data = data;
		left = null;
		right = null;
	}
}

  •  Left and right node of a Leaf node points to NULL so you will know that you have reached to the end of the tree.

Binary Search Tree:

Often we call it as BST, is a type of Binary tree which has a special property.

Nodes smaller than root goes to the left of the root and Nodes greater than root goes to the right of the root.

Operations:

Insert(int n) : Add a node the tree with value n. Its O(lgn)

Find(int n) : Find a node the tree with value n. Its O(lgn)

Delete (int n) : Delete a node the tree with value n. Its O(lgn)

Display(): Prints the entire tree in increasing order. O(n).

Detail Explanations for the Operations:

Find(int n):

  • Its very simple operation to perform.
  • start from the root and compare root.data with n
  • if root.data is greater than n that means we need to go to the left of the root.
  • if root.data is smaller than n that means we need to go to the right of the root.
  • if any point of time root.data is equal to the n then we have found the node, return true.
  • if we reach to the leaves (end of the tree) return false, we didn’t find the element

Insert(int n):

  • Very much similar to find() operation.
  • To insert a node our first task is to find the place to insert the node.
  • Take current = root .
  • start from the current and compare root.data with n
  • if current.data is greater than n that means we need to go to the left of the root.
  • if current.data is smaller than n that means we need to go to the right of the root.
  • if any point of time current is null that means we have reached to the leaf node, insert your node here with the help of parent node. (See code)

Delete(int n):

Complicated than Find() and Insert() operations. Here we have to deal with 3 cases.

  • Node to be deleted is a leaf node ( No Children).
  • Node to be deleted has only one child.
  • Node to be deleted has two childrens.

Node to be deleted is a leaf node ( No Children).

its a very simple case, if a node to be deleted has no children then just traverse to that node, keep track of parent node and the side in which the node exist(left or right) and set parent.left = null or parent.right = null;

 

Node to be deleted has only one child.

  1. its a slightly complex case. if a node to be deleted(deleteNode) has only one child then just traverse to that node, keep track of parent node and the side in which the node exist(left or right).
  2. check which side child is null (since it has only one child).
  3. Say node to be deleted has child on its left side . Then take the entire sub tree from the left side and add it to the parent and the side on which deleteNode exist, see step 1 and example.

Node to be deleted has two children.

Now this is quite exciting πŸ™‚

You just cannot replace the deleteNode with any of its child, Why? Lets try out a example.

What to do now?????

Dont worry we have solution for this πŸ™‚

Find The Successor:

Successor is the node which will replace the deleted node. Now the question is to how to find it and where to find it.

Successor is the smaller node in the right sub tree of the node to be deleted.

Display() : To know about how we are displaying nodes in increasing order, Click Here

Complete Example :

 

Complete Example Code:

Output:
Original Tree :
1 2 3 4 6 8 9 10 15 16 20 25
Check whether Node with value 4 exists : true
Delete Node with no children (2) : true
1 3 4 6 8 9 10 15 16 20 25
Delete Node with one child (4) : true
1 3 6 8 9 10 15 16 20 25
Delete Node with Two children (10) : true
1 3 6 8 9 15 16 20 25

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