Write a function to count number of smaller elements on right of each element in an array. Given an unsorted array arr[] of distinct integers, construct another array countSmaller[] such that countSmaller[i] contains count of smaller elements on right side of each element arr[i] in array.

Examples:

Input: arr[] = {12, 1, 2, 3, 0, 11, 4} Output: countSmaller[] = {6, 1, 1, 1, 0, 1, 0} (Corner Cases) Input: arr[] = {5, 4, 3, 2, 1} Output: countSmaller[] = {4, 3, 2, 1, 0} Input: arr[] = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} Output: countSmaller[] = {0, 0, 0, 0, 0}

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**Method 1 (Simple)**

Use two loops. The outer loop picks all elements from left to right. The inner loop iterates through all the elements on right side of the picked element and updates countSmaller[].

## C

void constructLowerArray (int *arr[], int *countSmaller, int n) { int i, j; // initialize all the counts in countSmaller array as 0 for (i = 0; i < n; i++) countSmaller[i] = 0; for (i = 0; i < n; i++) { for (j = i+1; j < n; j++) { if (arr[j] < arr[i]) countSmaller[i]++; } } } /* Utility function that prints out an array on a line */ void printArray(int arr[], int size) { int i; for (i=0; i < size; i++) printf("%d ", arr[i]); printf("\n"); } // Driver program to test above functions int main() { int arr[] = {12, 10, 5, 4, 2, 20, 6, 1, 0, 2}; int n = sizeof(arr)/sizeof(arr[0]); int *low = (int *)malloc(sizeof(int)*n); constructLowerArray(arr, low, n); printArray(low, n); return 0; }

## Java

class CountSmaller { void constructLowerArray(int arr[], int countSmaller[], int n) { int i, j; // initialize all the counts in countSmaller array as 0 for (i = 0; i < n; i++) countSmaller[i] = 0; for (i = 0; i < n; i++) { for (j = i + 1; j < n; j++) { if (arr[j] < arr[i]) countSmaller[i]++; } } } /* Utility function that prints out an array on a line */ void printArray(int arr[], int size) { int i; for (i = 0; i < size; i++) System.out.print(arr[i] + " "); System.out.println(""); } // Driver program to test above functions public static void main(String[] args) { CountSmaller small = new CountSmaller(); int arr[] = {12, 10, 5, 4, 2, 20, 6, 1, 0, 2}; int n = arr.length; int low[] = new int[n]; small.constructLowerArray(arr, low, n); small.printArray(low, n); } }

## C#

using System; class GFG { static void constructLowerArray(int []arr, int []countSmaller, int n) { int i, j; // initialize all the counts in // countSmaller array as 0 for (i = 0; i < n; i++) countSmaller[i] = 0; for (i = 0; i < n; i++) { for (j = i + 1; j < n; j++) { if (arr[j] < arr[i]) countSmaller[i]++; } } } /* Utility function that prints out an array on a line */ static void printArray(int []arr, int size) { int i; for (i = 0; i < size; i++) Console.Write(arr[i] + " "); Console.WriteLine(""); } // Driver function public static void Main() { int []arr = new int[]{12, 10, 5, 4, 2, 20, 6, 1, 0, 2}; int n = arr.Length; int []low = new int[n]; constructLowerArray(arr, low, n); printArray(low, n); } } // This code is contributed by Sam007

Time Complexity: O(n^2)

Auxiliary Space: O(1)

**Method 2 (Use Self Balancing BST)**

A Self Balancing Binary Search Tree (AVL, Red Black,.. etc) can be used to get the solution in O(nLogn) time complexity. We can augment these trees so that every node N contains size the subtree rooted with N. We have used AVL tree in the following implementation.

We traverse the array from right to left and insert all elements one by one in an AVL tree. While inserting a new key in an AVL tree, we first compare the key with root. If key is greater than root, then it is greater than all the nodes in left subtree of root. So we add the size of left subtree to the count of smaller element for the key being inserted. We recursively follow the same approach for all nodes down the root.

Following is C implementation.

#include<stdio.h> #include<stdlib.h> // An AVL tree node struct node { int key; struct node *left; struct node *right; int height; int size; // size of the tree rooted with this node }; // A utility function to get maximum of two integers int max(int a, int b); // A utility function to get height of the tree rooted with N int height(struct node *N) { if (N == NULL) return 0; return N->height; } // A utility function to size of the tree of rooted with N int size(struct node *N) { if (N == NULL) return 0; return N->size; } // A utility function to get maximum of two integers int max(int a, int b) { return (a > b)? a : b; } /* Helper function that allocates a new node with the given key and NULL left and right pointers. */ struct node* newNode(int key) { struct node* node = (struct node*) malloc(sizeof(struct node)); node->key = key; node->left = NULL; node->right = NULL; node->height = 1; // new node is initially added at leaf node->size = 1; return(node); } // A utility function to right rotate subtree rooted with y struct node *rightRotate(struct node *y) { struct node *x = y->left; struct node *T2 = x->right; // Perform rotation x->right = y; y->left = T2; // Update heights y->height = max(height(y->left), height(y->right))+1; x->height = max(height(x->left), height(x->right))+1; // Update sizes y->size = size(y->left) + size(y->right) + 1; x->size = size(x->left) + size(x->right) + 1; // Return new root return x; } // A utility function to left rotate subtree rooted with x struct node *leftRotate(struct node *x) { struct node *y = x->right; struct node *T2 = y->left; // Perform rotation y->left = x; x->right = T2; // Update heights x->height = max(height(x->left), height(x->right))+1; y->height = max(height(y->left), height(y->right))+1; // Update sizes x->size = size(x->left) + size(x->right) + 1; y->size = size(y->left) + size(y->right) + 1; // Return new root return y; } // Get Balance factor of node N int getBalance(struct node *N) { if (N == NULL) return 0; return height(N->left) - height(N->right); } // Inserts a new key to the tree rotted with node. Also, updates *count // to contain count of smaller elements for the new key struct node* insert(struct node* node, int key, int *count) { /* 1. Perform the normal BST rotation */ if (node == NULL) return(newNode(key)); if (key < node->key) node->left = insert(node->left, key, count); else { node->right = insert(node->right, key, count); // UPDATE COUNT OF SMALLER ELEMENTS FOR KEY *count = *count + size(node->left) + 1; } /* 2. Update height and size of this ancestor node */ node->height = max(height(node->left), height(node->right)) + 1; node->size = size(node->left) + size(node->right) + 1; /* 3. Get the balance factor of this ancestor node to check whether this node became unbalanced */ int balance = getBalance(node); // If this node becomes unbalanced, then there are 4 cases // Left Left Case if (balance > 1 && key < node->left->key) return rightRotate(node); // Right Right Case if (balance < -1 && key > node->right->key) return leftRotate(node); // Left Right Case if (balance > 1 && key > node->left->key) { node->left = leftRotate(node->left); return rightRotate(node); } // Right Left Case if (balance < -1 && key < node->right->key) { node->right = rightRotate(node->right); return leftRotate(node); } /* return the (unchanged) node pointer */ return node; } // The following function updates the countSmaller array to contain count of // smaller elements on right side. void constructLowerArray (int arr[], int countSmaller[], int n) { int i, j; struct node *root = NULL; // initialize all the counts in countSmaller array as 0 for (i = 0; i < n; i++) countSmaller[i] = 0; // Starting from rightmost element, insert all elements one by one in // an AVL tree and get the count of smaller elements for (i = n-1; i >= 0; i--) { root = insert(root, arr[i], &countSmaller[i]); } } /* Utility function that prints out an array on a line */ void printArray(int arr[], int size) { int i; printf("\n"); for (i=0; i < size; i++) printf("%d ", arr[i]); } // Driver program to test above functions int main() { int arr[] = {10, 6, 15, 20, 30, 5, 7}; int n = sizeof(arr)/sizeof(arr[0]); int *low = (int *)malloc(sizeof(int)*n); constructLowerArray(arr, low, n); printf("Following is the constructed smaller count array"); printArray(low, n); return 0; }

Output:

Following is the constructed smaller count array 3 1 2 2 2 0 0

Time Complexity: O(nLogn)

Auxiliary Space: O(n)

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