LeetCode 155. MinStack

  • MinStack() initializes the stack object.
  • void push(int val) pushes the element val onto the stack.
  • void pop() removes the element on the top of the stack.
  • int top() gets the top element of the stack.
  • int getMin() retrieves the minimum element in the stack.
Input
["MinStack","push","push","push","getMin","pop","top","getMin"]
[[],[-2],[0],[-3],[],[],[],[]]
Output
[null,null,null,null,-3,null,0,-2]
Explanation
MinStack minStack = new MinStack();
minStack.push(-2);
minStack.push(0);
minStack.push(-3);
minStack.getMin(); // return -3
minStack.pop();
minStack.top(); // return 0
minStack.getMin(); // return -2
  • -231 <= val <= 231 - 1
  • Methods pop, top and getMin operations will always be called on non-empty stacks.
  • At most 3 * 104 calls will be made to push, pop, top, and getMin.

Idea:

Stack by default supports push(), pop(), top() in O(1) time complexity. But getting the minimum value in O(1) is not default operation of stack data structure.

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