# Iterative Segment Tree (Range Minimum Query)

• Difficulty Level : Medium
• Last Updated : 30 Aug, 2022

We have discussed recursive segment tree implementation. In this post, iterative implementation is discussed.
Let us consider the following problem understand Segment Trees.

We have an array arr[0 . . . n-1]. We should be able to

1. Find the minimum of elements from index l to r where 0 <= l <= r <= n-1
2. Change value of a specified element of the array to a new value x. We need to do arr[i] = x where 0 <= i <= n-1.

Examples:

```Input : 2, 6, 7, 5, 18, 86, 54, 2
minimum(2, 7)
update(3, 4)
minimum(2, 6)
Output : Minimum in range 2 to 7 is 2.
Minimum in range 2 to 6 is 4.```

The iterative version of the segment tree basically uses the fact, that for an index i, left child = 2 * i and right child = 2 * i + 1 in the tree. The parent for an index i in the segment tree array can be found by parent = i / 2. Thus we can easily travel up and down through the levels of the tree one by one. At first we compute the minimum in the ranges while constructing the tree starting from the leaf nodes and climbing up through the levels one by one. We use the same concept while processing the queries for finding the minimum in a range.

Since there are (log n) levels in the worst case, so querying takes log n time. For update of a particular index to a given value we start updating the segment tree starting from the leaf nodes and update all those nodes which are affected by the updation of the current node by gradually moving up through the levels at every iteration. Updation also takes log n time because there we have to update all the levels starting from the leaf node where we update the exact value at the exact index given by the user.

Implementation:

## C++

 `// CPP Program to implement iterative segment``// tree.``#include ``#define ll long long` `using` `namespace` `std;` `void` `construct_segment_tree(vector<``int``>& segtree,``                           ``vector<``int``> &a, ``int` `n)``{``    ``// assign values to leaves of the segment tree``    ``for` `(``int` `i = 0; i < n; i++)``        ``segtree[n + i] = a[i];   ` `    ``/* assign values to internal nodes``      ``to compute minimum in a given range */``    ``for` `(``int` `i = n - 1; i >= 1; i--)``        ``segtree[i] = min(segtree[2 * i],``                         ``segtree[2 * i + 1]);``}` `void` `update(vector<``int``>& segtree, ``int` `pos, ``int` `value,``                                               ``int` `n)``{``    ``// change the index to leaf node first``    ``pos += n;` `    ``// update the value at the leaf node``    ``// at the exact index``    ``segtree[pos] = value;` `    ``while` `(pos > 1) {` `        ``// move up one level at a time in the tree``        ``pos >>= 1;` `        ``// update the values in the nodes in``        ``// the next higher level``        ``segtree[pos] = min(segtree[2 * pos],``                           ``segtree[2 * pos + 1]);``    ``}``}` `int` `range_query(vector<``int``>& segtree, ``int` `left, ``int``                                      ``right, ``int` `n)``{``    ``/*  Basically the left and right indices will move``        ``towards right and left respectively and with``        ``every each next higher level and compute the``        ``minimum at each height. */``    ``// change the index to leaf node first``    ``left += n;``    ``right += n;` `    ``// initialize minimum to a very high value``    ``int` `mi = (``int``)1e9;` `    ``while` `(left < right) {` `        ``// if left index is odd``        ``if` `(left & 1) {``            ``mi = min(mi, segtree[left]);` `            ``// make left index even``            ``left++;``        ``}` `        ``// if right index is odd``        ``if` `(right & 1) {` `            ``// make right index even``            ``right--;` `            ``mi = min(mi, segtree[right]);``        ``}` `        ``// move to the next higher level``        ``left /= 2;``        ``right /= 2;``    ``}``    ``return` `mi;``}` `// Driver code``int` `main()``{``    ``vector<``int``> a = { 2, 6, 10, 4, 7, 28, 9, 11, 6, 33 };``    ``int` `n = a.size();`` ` `    ``/* Construct the segment tree by assigning``       ``the values to the internal nodes*/``    ``vector<``int``> segtree(2 * n);``    ``construct_segment_tree(segtree, a, n);` `    ``// compute minimum in the range left to right``    ``int` `left = 0, right = 5;``    ``cout << ``"Minimum in range "` `<< left << ``" to "``         ``<< right << ``" is "``<< range_query(segtree, left,``                                  ``right + 1, n) << ``"\n"``;` `    ``// update the value of index 3 to 1``    ``int` `index = 3, value = 1;` `    ``// a[3] = 1;``    ``// Contents of array : {2, 6, 10, 1, 7, 28, 9, 11, 6, 33}``    ``update(segtree, index, value, n); ``// point update` `    ``// compute minimum in the range left to right``    ``left = 2, right = 6;``    ``cout << ``"Minimum in range "` `<< left << ``" to "``         ``<< right << ``" is "` `<< range_query(segtree,``                      ``left, right + 1, n) << ``"\n"``;` `    ``return` `0;``}`

## Java

 `// Java Program to implement iterative segment``// tree.``import` `java.io.*;``import` `java.util.*;` `class` `GFG``{` `    ``static` `void` `construct_segment_tree(``int``[] segtree,``                                        ``int``[] a, ``int` `n)``    ``{``        ` `        ``// assign values to leaves of the segment tree``        ``for` `(``int` `i = ``0``; i < n; i++)``            ``segtree[n + i] = a[i];` `        ``/*``        ``* assign values to internal nodes``        ``* to compute minimum in a given range``        ``*/``        ``for` `(``int` `i = n - ``1``; i >= ``1``; i--)``            ``segtree[i] = Math.min(segtree[``2` `* i], segtree[``2` `* i + ``1``]);``    ``}` `    ``static` `void` `update(``int``[] segtree, ``int` `pos, ``int` `value, ``int` `n)``    ``{` `        ``// change the index to leaf node first``        ``pos += n;` `        ``// update the value at the leaf node``        ``// at the exact index``        ``segtree[pos] = value;` `        ``while` `(pos > ``1``)``        ``{` `            ``// move up one level at a time in the tree``            ``pos >>= ``1``;` `            ``// update the values in the nodes in``            ``// the next higher level``            ``segtree[pos] = Math.min(segtree[``2` `* pos],``                                ``segtree[``2` `* pos + ``1``]);``        ``}``    ``}` `    ``static` `int` `range_query(``int``[] segtree, ``int` `left,``                           ``int` `right, ``int` `n)``    ``{``        ` `        ``/*``        ``* Basically the left and right indices will move``        ``* towards right and left respectively and with``        ``* every each next higher level and compute the``        ``* minimum at each height. */``        ``// change the index to leaf node first``        ``left += n;``        ``right += n;` `        ``// initialize minimum to a very high value``        ``int` `mi = (``int``) 1e9;` `        ``while` `(left < right)``        ``{` `            ``// if left index is odd``            ``if` `((left & ``1``) == ``1``)``            ``{``                ``mi = Math.min(mi, segtree[left]);` `                ``// make left index even``                ``left++;``            ``}` `            ``// if right index is odd``            ``if` `((right & ``1``) == ``1``)``            ``{` `                ``// make right index even``                ``right--;` `                ``mi = Math.min(mi, segtree[right]);``            ``}` `            ``// move to the next higher level``            ``left /= ``2``;``            ``right /= ``2``;``        ``}``        ``return` `mi;``    ``}` `    ``// Driver Code``    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args)``    ``{``        ``int``[] a = {``2``, ``6``, ``10``, ``4``, ``7``, ``28``, ``9``, ``11``, ``6``, ``33``};``        ``int` `n = a.length;` `        ``/*``        ``* Construct the segment tree by assigning``        ``* the values to the internal nodes``        ``*/``        ``int``[] segtree = ``new` `int``[``2` `* n];``        ``construct_segment_tree(segtree, a, n);` `        ``// compute minimum in the range left to right``        ``int` `left = ``0``, right = ``5``;``        ``System.out.printf(``"Minimum in range %d to %d is %d\n"``,``                           ``left, right, range_query(segtree,``                           ``left, right + ``1``, n));` `        ``// update the value of index 3 to 1``        ``int` `index = ``3``, value = ``1``;``        ` `        ``// a[3] = 1;``        ``// Contents of array : {2, 6, 10, 1, 7, 28, 9, 11, 6, 33}``        ``update(segtree, index, value, n); ``// point update` `        ``// compute minimum in the range left to right``        ``left = ``2``;``        ``right = ``6``;``        ``System.out.printf(``"Minimum in range %d to %d is %d\n"``,``                           ``left, right, range_query(segtree,``                           ``left, right + ``1``, n));``    ``}``}` `// This code is contributed by``// sanjeev2552`

## Python3

 `# Python3 program to implement``# iterative segment tree.``def` `construct_segment_tree(segtree, a, n):``    ` `    ``# assign values to leaves of``    ``# the segment tree``    ``for` `i ``in` `range``(n):``        ``segtree[n ``+` `i] ``=` `a[i];``    ` `    ``# assign values to remaining nodes``    ``# to compute minimum in a given range``    ``for` `i ``in` `range``(n ``-` `1``, ``0``, ``-``1``):``        ``segtree[i] ``=` `min``(segtree[``2` `*` `i],``                         ``segtree[``2` `*` `i ``+` `1``])``                        ` `def` `range_query(segtree, left, right, n):``    ``left ``+``=` `n``    ``right ``+``=` `n``    ` `    ``""" Basically the left and right indices``        ``will move towards right and left respectively``        ``and with every each next higher level and``        ``compute the minimum at each height change``        ``the index to leaf node first """``    ``mi ``=` `1e9` `# initialize minimum to a very high value``    ``while` `(left < right):``        ``if` `(left & ``1``): ``# if left index is odd``                ``mi ``=` `min``(mi, segtree[left])``                ``left ``=` `left ``+` `1``        ``if` `(right & ``1``): ``# if right index is odd``                ``right ``-``=` `1``                ``mi ``=` `min``(mi, segtree[right])``                ` `        ``# move to the next higher level``        ``left ``=` `left ``/``/` `2``        ``right ``=` `right ``/``/` `2``    ``return` `mi` `def` `update(segtree, pos, value, n):``    ` `    ``# change the index to leaf node first``    ``pos ``+``=` `n``    ` `    ``# update the value at the leaf node``    ``# at the exact index``    ``segtree[pos] ``=` `value``    ``while` `(pos > ``1``):``        ` `        ``# move up one level at a time in the tree``        ``pos >>``=` `1``;``        ` `        ``# update the values in the nodes``        ``# in the next higher level``        ``segtree[pos] ``=` `min``(segtree[``2` `*` `pos],``                           ``segtree[``2` `*` `pos ``+` `1``])` `# Driver Code    ` `# Elements in list``a ``=` `[``2``, ``6``, ``10``, ``4``, ``7``, ``28``, ``9``, ``11``, ``6``, ``33``]``n ``=` `len``(a)` `# Construct the segment tree by assigning``# the values to the internal nodes``segtree ``=` `[``0` `for` `i ``in` `range``(``2` `*` `n)]``construct_segment_tree(segtree, a, n);``left ``=` `0``right ``=` `5` `#compute minimum in the range left to right``print` `(``"Minimum in range"``, left, ``"to"``, right, ``"is"``,``        ``range_query(segtree, left, right ``+` `1``, n))` `# update the value of index 3 to 1``index ``=` `3``value ``=` `1` `# a[3] = 1;``# Contents of array : {2, 6, 10, 1, 7, 28, 9, 11, 6, 33}``update(segtree, index, value, n); ``# point update``left ``=` `2``right ``=` `6` `# compute minimum in the range left to right``print``(``"Minimum in range"``, left, ``"to"``, right, ``"is"``,``       ``range_query(segtree, left, right ``+` `1``, n))``       ` `# This code is contributed by sarthak Raghuwanshi`

## C#

 `// C# Program to implement iterative segment``// tree.``using` `System;` `class` `GFG``{` `    ``static` `void` `construct_segment_tree(``int``[] segtree,``                                        ``int``[] a, ``int` `n)``    ``{``        ` `        ``// assign values to leaves of the segment tree``        ``for` `(``int` `i = 0; i < n; i++)``            ``segtree[n + i] = a[i];` `        ``/*``        ``* assign values to internal nodes``        ``* to compute minimum in a given range``        ``*/``        ``for` `(``int` `i = n - 1; i >= 1; i--)``            ``segtree[i] = Math.Min(segtree[2 * i],``                            ``segtree[2 * i + 1]);``    ``}` `    ``static` `void` `update(``int``[] segtree, ``int` `pos,``                        ``int` `value, ``int` `n)``    ``{` `        ``// change the index to leaf node first``        ``pos += n;` `        ``// update the value at the leaf node``        ``// at the exact index``        ``segtree[pos] = value;` `        ``while` `(pos > 1)``        ``{` `            ``// move up one level at a time in the tree``            ``pos >>= 1;` `            ``// update the values in the nodes in``            ``// the next higher level``            ``segtree[pos] = Math.Min(segtree[2 * pos],``                                ``segtree[2 * pos + 1]);``        ``}``    ``}` `    ``static` `int` `range_query(``int``[] segtree, ``int` `left,``                        ``int` `right, ``int` `n)``    ``{``        ` `        ``/*``        ``* Basically the left and right indices will move``        ``* towards right and left respectively and with``        ``* every each next higher level and compute the``        ``* minimum at each height. */``        ``// change the index to leaf node first``        ``left += n;``        ``right += n;` `        ``// initialize minimum to a very high value``        ``int` `mi = (``int``) 1e9;` `        ``while` `(left < right)``        ``{` `            ``// if left index is odd``            ``if` `((left & 1) == 1)``            ``{``                ``mi = Math.Min(mi, segtree[left]);` `                ``// make left index even``                ``left++;``            ``}` `            ``// if right index is odd``            ``if` `((right & 1) == 1)``            ``{` `                ``// make right index even``                ``right--;` `                ``mi = Math.Min(mi, segtree[right]);``            ``}` `            ``// move to the next higher level``            ``left /= 2;``            ``right /= 2;``        ``}``        ``return` `mi;``    ``}` `    ``// Driver Code``    ``public` `static` `void` `Main(String[] args)``    ``{``        ``int``[] a = {2, 6, 10, 4, 7, 28, 9, 11, 6, 33};``        ``int` `n = a.Length;` `        ``/*``        ``* Construct the segment tree by assigning``        ``* the values to the internal nodes``        ``*/``        ``int``[] segtree = ``new` `int``[2 * n];``        ``construct_segment_tree(segtree, a, n);` `        ``// compute minimum in the range left to right``        ``int` `left = 0, right = 5;``        ``Console.Write(``"Minimum in range {0} to {1} is {2}\n"``,``                        ``left, right, range_query(segtree,``                        ``left, right + 1, n));` `        ``// update the value of index 3 to 1``        ``int` `index = 3, value = 1;``        ` `        ``// a[3] = 1;``        ``// Contents of array : {2, 6, 10, 1, 7, 28, 9, 11, 6, 33}``        ``update(segtree, index, value, n); ``// point update` `        ``// compute minimum in the range left to right``        ``left = 2;``        ``right = 6;``        ``Console.Write(``"Minimum in range {0} to {1} is {2}\n"``,``                        ``left, right, range_query(segtree,``                        ``left, right + 1, n));``    ``}``}` `// This code is contributed by Rajput-Ji`

## Javascript

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Output

```Minimum in range 0 to 5 is 2
Minimum in range 2 to 6 is 1```

Complexity Analysis:

• Time Complexity : (n log n)
• Auxiliary Space : (n)

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