# Largest Derangement of a Sequence

Given any sequence , find the **largest derangement** of .

A derangement is any permutation of , such that no two elements at the same position in and are equal.

The Largest Derangement is such that .

**Examples: **

Input : seq[] = {5, 4, 3, 2, 1} Output : 4 5 2 1 3 Input : seq[] = {56, 21, 42, 67, 23, 74} Output : 74, 67, 56, 42, 21, 23

Since we are interested in generating largest derangement, we start putting larger elements in more significant positions.

Start from left, at any position place the next largest element among the values of the sequence which have not yet been placed in positions before .

To scan all positions takes N iteration. In each iteration we are required to find a maximum numbers, so a trivial implementation would be complexity,

However if we use a data structure like max-heap to find the maximum element, then the complexity reduces to

Below is C++ implementation.

`// CPP program to find the largest derangement ` `#include <bits/stdc++.h> ` `using` `namespace` `std; ` ` ` `void` `printLargest(` `int` `seq[], ` `int` `N) ` `{ ` ` ` `int` `res[N]; ` `// Stores result ` ` ` ` ` `// Insert all elements into a priority queue ` ` ` `std::priority_queue<` `int` `> pq; ` ` ` `for` `(` `int` `i = 0; i < N; i++) ` ` ` `pq.push(seq[i]); ` ` ` ` ` `// Fill Up res[] from left to right ` ` ` `for` `(` `int` `i = 0; i < N; i++) { ` ` ` `int` `d = pq.top(); ` ` ` `pq.pop(); ` ` ` `if` `(d != seq[i] || i == N - 1) { ` ` ` `res[i] = d; ` ` ` `} ` `else` `{ ` ` ` ` ` `// New Element poped equals the element ` ` ` `// in original sequence. Get the next ` ` ` `// largest element ` ` ` `res[i] = pq.top(); ` ` ` `pq.pop(); ` ` ` `pq.push(d); ` ` ` `} ` ` ` `} ` ` ` ` ` `// If given sequence is in descending order then ` ` ` `// we need to swap last two elements again ` ` ` `if` `(res[N - 1] == seq[N - 1]) { ` ` ` `res[N - 1] = res[N - 2]; ` ` ` `res[N - 2] = seq[N - 1]; ` ` ` `} ` ` ` ` ` `printf` `(` `"\nLargest Derangement \n"` `); ` ` ` `for` `(` `int` `i = 0; i < N; i++) ` ` ` `printf` `(` `"%d "` `, res[i]); ` `} ` ` ` `// Driver code ` `int` `main() ` `{ ` ` ` `int` `seq[] = { 92, 3, 52, 13, 2, 31, 1 }; ` ` ` `int` `n = ` `sizeof` `(seq)/` `sizeof` `(seq[0]); ` ` ` `printLargest(seq, n); ` ` ` `return` `0; ` `} ` |

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Output:

Sequence: 92 3 52 13 2 31 1 Largest Derangement 52 92 31 3 13 1 2

**Note:**

The method can be easily modified to obtain the smallest derangement as well.

Instead of a **Max Heap**, we should use a **Min Heap** to consecutively get minimum elements

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