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Count of substrings of a given Binary string with all characters same

  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 27 May, 2021

Given binary string str containing only 0 and 1, the task is to find the number of sub-strings containing only 1s and 0s respectively, i.e all characters same.

Examples:

Input: str = “011”
Output: 4
Explanation: 
Three sub-strings are “1, “1”, “11” which have only 1 in them, and one substring is there which contains only “0”.

Input: str = “0000”
Output: 10
Explanation: 
There are no sub-strings having all ones in it.

 

Naive Approach: The idea is to generate all possible sub-string of the given string. For each sub-string check if the string contains all 1’s or all 0’s. If yes then count that sub-string. Print the count of sub-string after the above operations.



Time Complexity: O(N3)
Auxiliary Space: O(N)

Efficient Approach: The idea is to use the concept of Sliding window and Two pointers Approach. Below are the steps to find the count of the substring that contains only 1s:

  1. Initialize two pointers say L and R and initialize them to 0.
  2. Now iterate in the given string and check if the current character is equal to 1 or not. If it is, then extend the window by incrementing the value of R.
  3. If the current character is 0, then the window L to R – 1 contains all ones.
  4. Add the number of sub-strings of L to R – 1 to the answer that is ((R – L) * (R – L + 1)) / 2 and increment R and reinitialize L as R.
  5. Repeat the process until L and R cross each other.
  6. Print the count of all the substring in step 4.
  7. To count the number of substring with all 0s flip the given string i.e., all 0s will be converted into 1s and vice-versa.
  8. Repeat the above steps from step 1 to step 4 for character 1 in the flipped string to get a count of the substring that contains only 0s in it and print the count.

Below is the implementation of the above approach:

C++




// C++ program for the above approach
#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
 
// Function to count number of
// sub-strings of a given binary
// string that contains only 1
int countSubAllOnes(string s)
{
    int l = 0, r = 0, ans = 0;
 
    // Iterate untill L and R cross
    // each other
    while (l <= r) {
 
        // Check if reached the end
        // of string
        if (r == s.length()) {
            ans += ((r - l) * (r - l + 1)) / 2;
            break;
        }
 
        // Check if encountered '1'
        // then extend window
        if (s[r] == '1')
            r++;
 
        // Check if encountered '0' then
        // add number of strings of
        // current window and change the
        // values for both l and r
        else {
 
            ans += ((r - l) * (r - l + 1)) / 2;
            l = r + 1;
            r++;
        }
    }
 
    // Return the answer
    return ans;
}
 
// Function to flip the bits of string
void flip(string& s)
{
 
    for (int i = 0; s[i]; i++) {
        if (s[i] == '1')
            s[i] = '0';
        else
            s[i] = '1';
    }
  cout<<s<<endl;
}
 
// Function to count number of
// sub-strings of a given binary
// string that contains only 0s & 1s
int countSubAllZerosOnes(string s)
{
 
    // count of substring
    // which contains only 1s
    int only_1s = countSubAllOnes(s);
 
    // Flip the character of string s
    // 0 to 1 and 1 to 0 to count the
    // substring with consecutive 0s
    flip(s);
  cout<<s<<endl;
 
    // count of substring
    // which contains only 0s
    int only_0s = countSubAllOnes(s);
 
    return only_0s + only_1s;
}
 
// Driver Code
int main()
{
    // Given string str
    string s = "011";
 
    // Function Call
    cout << countSubAllZerosOnes(s) << endl;
    return 0;
}

Java




// Java program for the above approach
import java.util.*;
 
class GFG{
 
// Function to count number of
// sub-Strings of a given binary
// String that contains only 1
static int countSubAllOnes(String s)
{
    int l = 0, r = 0, ans = 0;
 
    // Iterate untill L and R cross
    // each other
    while (l <= r)
    {
         
        // Check if reached the end
        // of String
        if (r == s.length())
        {
            ans += ((r - l) * (r - l + 1)) / 2;
            break;
        }
 
        // Check if encountered '1'
        // then extend window
        if (s.charAt(r) == '1')
            r++;
 
        // Check if encountered '0' then
        // add number of Strings of
        // current window and change the
        // values for both l and r
        else
        {
            ans += ((r - l) * (r - l + 1)) / 2;
            l = r + 1;
            r++;
        }
    }
 
    // Return the answer
    return ans;
}
 
// Function to flip the bits of String
static String flip(char []s)
{
    for(int i = 0; i < s.length; i++)
    {
        if (s[i] == '1')
            s[i] = '0';
        else
            s[i] = '1';
    }
    return String.valueOf(s);
}
 
// Function to count number of
// sub-Strings of a given binary
// String that contains only 0s & 1s
static int countSubAllZerosOnes(String s)
{
 
    // count of subString
    // which contains only 1s
    int only_1s = countSubAllOnes(s);
 
    // Flip the character of String s
    // 0 to 1 and 1 to 0 to count the
    // subString with consecutive 0s
    s = flip(s.toCharArray());
 
    // count of subString
    // which contains only 0s
    int only_0s = countSubAllOnes(s);
 
    return only_0s + only_1s;
}
 
// Driver Code
public static void main(String[] args)
{
     
    // Given String str
    String s = "011";
 
    // Function call
    System.out.print(countSubAllZerosOnes(s) + "\n");
}
}
 
// This code is contributed by Rohit_ranjan

Python3




# Python3 program for
# the above approach
 
# Function to count number of
# sub-strings of a given binary
# string that contains only 1
def countSubAllOnes(s):
   
    l, r, ans = 0, 0, 0
 
    # Iterate untill L and R cross
    # each other
    while (l <= r):
 
        # Check if reached the end
        # of string
        if (r == len(s)):
            ans += ((r - l) *
                    (r - l + 1)) // 2
            break
        
        # Check if encountered '1'
        # then extend window
        if (s[r] == '1'):
            r += 1
 
        # Check if encountered '0' then
        # add number of strings of
        # current window and change the
        # values for both l and r
        else :
            ans += ((r - l) *
                    (r - l + 1)) // 2
            l = r + 1
            r += 1
 
    # Return the answer
    return ans
 
# Function to flip the bits of string
def flip(s):
      
    arr = list(s)
    for i in range (len(s)):
        if (arr[i] == '1'):
            arr[i] = '0'
        else:
            arr[i] = '1'
    s = ''.join(arr)
    return s
 
# Function to count number of
# sub-strings of a given binary
# string that contains only 0s & 1s
def countSubAllZerosOnes(s):
 
    # count of substring
    # which contains only 1s
    only_1s = countSubAllOnes(s)
 
    # Flip the character of string s
    # 0 to 1 and 1 to 0 to count the
    # substring with consecutive 0s
    s = flip(s)
 
    # count of substring
    # which contains only 0s
    only_0s = countSubAllOnes(s)
 
    return only_0s + only_1s
 
# Driver Code
if __name__ == "__main__":
   
    # Given string str
    = "011"
 
    # Function Call
    print (countSubAllZerosOnes(s))
    
# This code is contributed by Chitranayal

C#




// C# program for the above approach
using System;
class GFG{
 
// Function to count number of
// sub-Strings of a given binary
// String that contains only 1
static int countSubAllOnes(String s)
{
    int l = 0, r = 0, ans = 0;
 
    // Iterate untill L and R cross
    // each other
    while (l <= r)
    {
         
        // Check if reached the end
        // of String
        if (r == s.Length)
        {
            ans += ((r - l) * (r - l + 1)) / 2;
            break;
        }
 
        // Check if encountered '1'
        // then extend window
        if (s[r] == '1')
            r++;
 
        // Check if encountered '0' then
        // add number of Strings of
        // current window and change the
        // values for both l and r
        else
        {
            ans += ((r - l) * (r - l + 1)) / 2;
            l = r + 1;
            r++;
        }
    }
 
    // Return the answer
    return ans;
}
 
// Function to flip the bits of String
static String flip(char []s)
{
    for(int i = 0; i < s.Length; i++)
    {
        if (s[i] == '1')
            s[i] = '0';
        else
            s[i] = '1';
    }
    return String.Join("",s);
}
 
// Function to count number of
// sub-Strings of a given binary
// String that contains only 0s & 1s
static int countSubAllZerosOnes(String s)
{
 
    // count of subString
    // which contains only 1s
    int only_1s = countSubAllOnes(s);
 
    // Flip the character of String s
    // 0 to 1 and 1 to 0 to count the
    // subString with consecutive 0s
    s = flip(s.ToCharArray());
 
    // count of subString
    // which contains only 0s
    int only_0s = countSubAllOnes(s);
 
    return only_0s + only_1s;
}
 
// Driver Code
public static void Main(String[] args)
{
     
    // Given String str
    String s = "011";
 
    // Function call
    Console.Write(countSubAllZerosOnes(s) + "\n");
}
}
 
// This code is contributed by Rohit_ranjan

Javascript




<script>
 
// Javascript program for the above approach
 
// Function to count number of
// sub-strings of a given binary
// string that contains only 1
function countSubAllOnes(s)
{
    var l = 0, r = 0, ans = 0;
 
    // Iterate untill L and R cross
    // each other
    while (l <= r) {
 
        // Check if reached the end
        // of string
        if (r == s.length) {
            ans += ((r - l) * (r - l + 1)) / 2;
            break;
        }
 
        // Check if encountered '1'
        // then extend window
        if (s[r] == '1')
            r++;
 
        // Check if encountered '0' then
        // add number of strings of
        // current window and change the
        // values for both l and r
        else {
 
            ans += ((r - l) * (r - l + 1)) / 2;
            l = r + 1;
            r++;
        }
    }
 
    // Return the answer
    return ans;
}
 
// Function to flip the bits of string
function flip(s)
{
 
    for (var i = 0; s[i]; i++) {
        if (s[i] == '1')
            s[i] = '0';
        else
            s[i] = '1';
    }
   
  return s;
}
 
// Function to count number of
// sub-strings of a given binary
// string that contains only 0s & 1s
function countSubAllZerosOnes(s)
{
 
    // count of substring
    // which contains only 1s
    var only_1s = countSubAllOnes(s);
 
    // Flip the character of string s
    // 0 to 1 and 1 to 0 to count the
    // substring with consecutive 0s
    s = flip(s.split(''));
 
    // count of substring
    // which contains only 0s
    var only_0s = countSubAllOnes(s);
 
    return only_0s + only_1s;
}
 
// Driver Code
 
// Given string str
var s = "011";
 
// Function Call
document.write( countSubAllZerosOnes(s));
 
// This code is contributed by famously.
</script>
Output: 
4

 

Time Complexity: O(N), where N is the length of the given string.
Auxiliary Space: O(1)

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