In C++ STL, there is priority_queue that can directly be used to implement Max Heap. See below example.
30 20 10 5 1
Since elements are printed in descending order, we have a max heap by default.
How to implement Min Heap?
priority_queue supports a constructor that requires two extra arguments to make it min heap.
priority_queue <Type, vector<Type>, ComparisonType > min_heap;
Below is an example for integers.
1 5 10 20 30
How to make a min heap of user defined class?
Let us consider below example where we build a min heap of 2 D points ordered by X axis.
(1, 5) (2, 1) (10, 2)
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