Fast meldable priority queues
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- Brodal G.S. (1995) Fast meldable priority queues. In: Akl S.G., Dehne F., Sack JR., Santoro N. (eds) Algorithms and Data Structures. WADS 1995. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 955. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
We present priority queues that support the operations Find-Min, Insert, MakeQueue and Meld in worst case time O(1) and Delete and DeleteMin in worst case time O(log n). They can be implemented on the pointer machine and require linear space. The time bounds are optimal for all implementations where Meld takes worst case time o(n).
To our knowledge this is the first priority queue implementation that supports Meld in worst case constant time and DeleteMin in logarithmic time.
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