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# Check given string is oddly palindrome or not | Set 2

• Last Updated : 29 May, 2021

Given string str, the task is to check if characters at the odd indexes of str form a palindrome string or not. If not then print “No” else print “Yes”.

Examples:

Input: str = “osafdfgsg”, N = 9
Output: Yes
Explanation:
Odd indexed characters are = { s, f, f, s }
so it will make palindromic string, “sffs”.

Input: str = “addwfefwkll”, N = 11
Output: No
Explanation:
Odd indexed characters are = {d, w, e, w, l}
so it will not make palindrome string, “dwewl”

Efficient Approach: The idea is to check if oddString formed by appending odd indices of given string forms a palindrome or not. So, instead of creating oddString and then checking for the palindrome, we can use a stack to optimize running time. Below are the steps:

1. For checking oddString to be a palindrome, we need to compare odd indices characters of the first half of the string with odd characters of the second half of string.
2. Push odd index character of the first half of the string- into a stack.
3. To compare odd index character of the second half with the first half do the following:
• Pop characters from the stack and match it with the next odd index character of the second half of string.
• If the above two characters are not equal then string formed by odd indices is not palindromic. Print “NO” and break from the loop.
• Else match for every remaining odd character of the second half of the string.
4. In the end, we need to check if the size of the stack is zero. If it is, then string formed by odd indices will be palindrome, else not.

Below is the implementation of the above approach:

## C++

 `// C++ program for the above approach``#include ``using` `namespace` `std;` `// Function to check if string formed``// by odd indices is palindromic or not``bool` `isOddStringPalindrome(``    ``string str, ``int` `n)``{``    ``int` `oddStringSize = n / 2;` `    ``// Check if length of OddString``    ``// odd, to consider edge case``    ``bool` `lengthOdd``        ``= ((oddStringSize % 2 == 1)``               ``? ``true``               ``: ``false``);` `    ``stack<``char``> s;` `    ``int` `i = 1;``    ``int` `c = 0;` `    ``// Push odd index character of``    ``// first  half of str in stack``    ``while` `(i < n``           ``&& c < oddStringSize / 2) {``        ``s.push(str[i]);``        ``i += 2;``        ``c++;``    ``}` `    ``// Middle element of odd length``    ``// palindromic string is not``    ``// compared``    ``if` `(lengthOdd)``        ``i = i + 2;` `    ``while` `(i < n && s.size() > 0) {``        ``if` `(s.top() == str[i])``            ``s.pop();``        ``else``            ``break``;``        ``i = i + 2;``    ``}` `    ``// If stack is empty``    ``// then return true``    ``if` `(s.size() == 0)``        ``return` `true``;` `    ``return` `false``;``}` `// Driver Code``int` `main()``{``    ``int` `N = 10;` `    ``// Given string``    ``string s = ``"aeafacafae"``;` `    ``if` `(isOddStringPalindrome(s, N))``        ``cout << ``"Yes\n"``;``    ``else``        ``cout << ``"No\n"``;``    ``return` `0;``}`

## Java

 `// Java program for the above approach``import` `java.util.*;` `class` `GFG{` `// Function to check if String formed``// by odd indices is palindromic or not``static` `boolean` `isOddStringPalindrome(String str,``                                     ``int` `n)``{``    ``int` `oddStringSize = n / ``2``;` `    ``// Check if length of OddString``    ``// odd, to consider edge case``    ``boolean` `lengthOdd = ((oddStringSize % ``2` `== ``1``) ?``                                   ``true` `: ``false``);` `    ``Stack s = ``new` `Stack();` `    ``int` `i = ``1``;``    ``int` `c = ``0``;` `    ``// Push odd index character of``    ``// first half of str in stack``    ``while` `(i < n && c < oddStringSize / ``2``)``    ``{``        ``s.add(str.charAt(i));``        ``i += ``2``;``        ``c++;``    ``}` `    ``// Middle element of odd length``    ``// palindromic String is not``    ``// compared``    ``if` `(lengthOdd)``        ``i = i + ``2``;` `    ``while` `(i < n && s.size() > ``0``)``    ``{``        ``if` `(s.peek() == str.charAt(i))``            ``s.pop();``        ``else``            ``break``;``        ``i = i + ``2``;``    ``}` `    ``// If stack is empty``    ``// then return true``    ``if` `(s.size() == ``0``)``        ``return` `true``;` `    ``return` `false``;``}` `// Driver Code``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args)``{``    ``int` `N = ``10``;` `    ``// Given String``    ``String s = ``"aeafacafae"``;` `    ``if` `(isOddStringPalindrome(s, N))``        ``System.out.print(``"Yes\n"``);``    ``else``        ``System.out.print(``"No\n"``);``}``}` `// This code is contributed by Rohit_ranjan`

## Python3

 `# Python3 program for the above approach` `# Function to check if string formed``# by odd indices is palindromic or not``def` `isOddStringPalindrome(``str``, n):``    ` `    ``oddStringSize ``=` `n ``/``/` `2``;`` ` `    ``# Check if length of OddString``    ``# odd, to consider edge case``    ``lengthOdd ``=` `True` `if` `(oddStringSize ``%` `2` `=``=` `1``) ``else` `False`` ` `    ``s ``=` `[]`` ` `    ``i ``=` `1``    ``c ``=` `0`` ` `    ``# Push odd index character of``    ``# first  half of str in stack``    ``while` `(i < n ``and` `c < oddStringSize ``/``/` `2``):``        ``s.append(``str``[i])``        ``i ``+``=` `2``        ``c ``+``=` `1`` ` `    ``# Middle element of odd length``    ``# palindromic string is not``    ``# compared``    ``if` `(lengthOdd):``        ``i ``=` `i ``+` `2`` ` `    ``while` `(i < n ``and` `len``(s) > ``0``):``        ``if` `(s[``len``(s) ``-` `1``] ``=``=` `str``[i]):``            ``s.pop()``        ``else``:``            ``break``        ` `        ``i ``=` `i ``+` `2``    ` `    ``# If stack is empty``    ``# then return true``    ``if` `(``len``(s) ``=``=` `0``):``        ``return` `True`` ` `    ``return` `False``;` `# Driver code``if` `__name__``=``=``"__main__"``:``    ` `    ``N ``=` `10`` ` `    ``# Given string``    ``s ``=` `"aeafacafae"`` ` `    ``if` `(isOddStringPalindrome(s, N)):``        ``print``(``"Yes"``)``    ``else``:``        ``print``(``"No"``)` `# This code is contributed by rutvik_56`

## C#

 `// C# program for the above approach``using` `System;``using` `System.Collections.Generic;` `class` `GFG{` `// Function to check if String formed``// by odd indices is palindromic or not``static` `bool` `isOddStringPalindrome(String str,``                                  ``int` `n)``{``    ``int` `oddStringSize = n / 2;` `    ``// Check if length of OddString``    ``// odd, to consider edge case``    ``bool` `lengthOdd = ((oddStringSize % 2 == 1) ?``                                ``true` `: ``false``);` `    ``Stack<``char``> s = ``new` `Stack<``char``>();` `    ``int` `i = 1;``    ``int` `c = 0;` `    ``// Push odd index character of``    ``// first half of str in stack``    ``while` `(i < n && c < oddStringSize / 2)``    ``{``        ``s.Push(str[i]);``        ``i += 2;``        ``c++;``    ``}` `    ``// Middle element of odd length``    ``// palindromic String is not``    ``// compared``    ``if` `(lengthOdd)``        ``i = i + 2;` `    ``while` `(i < n && s.Count > 0)``    ``{``        ``if` `(s.Peek() == str[i])``            ``s.Pop();``        ``else``            ``break``;``        ``i = i + 2;``    ``}` `    ``// If stack is empty``    ``// then return true``    ``if` `(s.Count == 0)``        ``return` `true``;` `    ``return` `false``;``}` `// Driver Code``public` `static` `void` `Main(String[] args)``{``    ``int` `N = 10;` `    ``// Given String``    ``String s = ``"aeafacafae"``;` `    ``if` `(isOddStringPalindrome(s, N))``        ``Console.Write(``"Yes\n"``);``    ``else``        ``Console.Write(``"No\n"``);``}``}` `// This code is contributed by Princi Singh`

## Javascript

 ``
Output:
`Yes`

Time Complexity: O(N)
Space Complexity: O(N)

Efficient Approach 2: The above naive approach can be solved without using extra space. We will use Two Pointers Technique, left and right pointing to first odd index from the beginning and from the end respectively. Below are the steps:

1. Check whether length of string is odd or even.
2. If length is odd, then initialize left = 1 and right = N-2
3. Else, initialize left = 1 and right = N-1
4. Increment left pointer by 2 position and decrement right pointer by 2 position.
5. Keep comparing the characters pointed by pointers till left <= right.
6. If no mis-match occurs then, the string is palindrome, else it is not palindromic.

Below is the implementation of the above approach:

## C++

 `// C++ program for the above approach``#include ``using` `namespace` `std;` `// Functions checks if characters at``// odd index of the string forms``// palindrome or not``bool` `isOddStringPalindrome(string str,``                           ``int` `n)``{` `    ``// Initialise two pointers``    ``int` `left, right;` `    ``if` `(n % 2 == 0) {``        ``left = 1;``        ``right = n - 1;``    ``}``    ``else` `{``        ``left = 1;``        ``right = n - 2;``    ``}` `    ``// Iterate till left <= right``    ``while` `(left < n && right >= 0``           ``&& left < right) {` `        ``// If there is a mismatch occurs``        ``// then return false``        ``if` `(str[left] != str[right])``            ``return` `false``;` `        ``// Increment and decrement the left``        ``// and right pointer by 2``        ``left += 2;``        ``right -= 2;``    ``}` `    ``return` `true``;``}` `// Driver Code``int` `main()``{``    ``int` `n = 10;` `    ``// Given String``    ``string s = ``"aeafacafae"``;` `    ``// Function Call``    ``if` `(isOddStringPalindrome(s, n))``        ``cout << ``"Yes\n"``;``    ``else``        ``cout << ``"No\n"``;``    ``return` `0;``}`

## Java

 `// Java program for the above approach``import` `java.util.*;` `class` `GFG{` `// Functions checks if characters at``// odd index of the String forms``// palindrome or not``static` `boolean` `isOddStringPalindrome(String str,``                                     ``int` `n)``{``    ` `    ``// Initialise two pointers``    ``int` `left, right;` `    ``if` `(n % ``2` `== ``0``)``    ``{``        ``left = ``1``;``        ``right = n - ``1``;``    ``}``    ``else``    ``{``        ``left = ``1``;``        ``right = n - ``2``;``    ``}` `    ``// Iterate till left <= right``    ``while` `(left < n && right >= ``0` `&&``           ``left < right)``    ``{``        ` `        ``// If there is a mismatch occurs``        ``// then return false``        ``if` `(str.charAt(left) !=``            ``str.charAt(right))``            ``return` `false``;` `        ``// Increment and decrement the left``        ``// and right pointer by 2``        ``left += ``2``;``        ``right -= ``2``;``    ``}``    ` `    ``return` `true``;``}` `// Driver Code``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args)``{``    ``int` `n = ``10``;` `    ``// Given String``    ``String s = ``"aeafacafae"``;` `    ``// Function Call``    ``if` `(isOddStringPalindrome(s, n))``        ``System.out.print(``"Yes\n"``);``    ``else``        ``System.out.print(``"No\n"``);``}``}` `// This code is contributed by Rohit_ranjan`

## Python3

 `# Python3 program for the above approach` `# Functions checks if characters at``# odd index of the string forms``# palindrome or not``def` `isOddStringPalindrome(``Str``, n):` `    ``# Initialise two pointers``    ``left, right ``=` `0``, ``0` `    ``if` `(n ``%` `2` `=``=` `0``):``        ``left ``=` `1``        ``right ``=` `n ``-` `1``    ``else``:``        ``left ``=` `1``        ``right ``=` `n ``-` `2` `    ``# Iterate till left <= right``    ``while` `(left < n ``and` `right >``=` `0` `and``           ``left < right):` `        ``# If there is a mismatch occurs``        ``# then return false``        ``if` `(``Str``[left] !``=` `Str``[right]):``            ``return` `False` `        ``# Increment and decrement the left``        ``# and right pointer by 2``        ``left ``+``=` `2``        ``right ``-``=` `2` `    ``return` `True` `# Driver Code``if` `__name__ ``=``=` `'__main__'``:``    ` `    ``n ``=` `10` `    ``# Given string``    ``Str` `=` `"aeafacafae"` `    ``# Function call``    ``if` `(isOddStringPalindrome(``Str``, n)):``        ``print``(``"Yes"``)``    ``else``:``        ``print``(``"No"``)` `# This code is contributed by himanshu77`

## C#

 `// C# program for the above approach``using` `System;` `class` `GFG{` `// Functions checks if characters at``// odd index of the String forms``// palindrome or not``static` `bool` `isOddStringPalindrome(String str,``                                  ``int` `n)``{``    ` `    ``// Initialise two pointers``    ``int` `left, right;` `    ``if` `(n % 2 == 0)``    ``{``        ``left = 1;``        ``right = n - 1;``    ``}``    ``else``    ``{``        ``left = 1;``        ``right = n - 2;``    ``}` `    ``// Iterate till left <= right``    ``while` `(left < n && right >= 0 &&``           ``left < right)``    ``{``        ` `        ``// If there is a mismatch occurs``        ``// then return false``        ``if` `(str[left] !=``            ``str[right])``            ``return` `false``;` `        ``// Increment and decrement the left``        ``// and right pointer by 2``        ``left += 2;``        ``right -= 2;``    ``}``    ``return` `true``;``}` `// Driver Code``public` `static` `void` `Main(String[] args)``{``    ``int` `n = 10;` `    ``// Given String``    ``String s = ``"aeafacafae"``;` `    ``// Function Call``    ``if` `(isOddStringPalindrome(s, n))``        ``Console.Write(``"Yes\n"``);``    ``else``        ``Console.Write(``"No\n"``);``}``}` `// This code is contributed by Rohit_ranjan`

## Javascript

 ``
Output:
`Yes`

Time Complexity: O(N)
Space Complexity: O(1)

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