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Interview New York, NY

1. Find out the longest palindrome in a given string in

  less than O(n*n) time. 2. Design a system that can deliver the newest price of stocks to users.
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public String longestPalindrome(String s) { int start = 0, end = 0; for (int i = 0; i < s.length(); i++) { int len1 = expandAroundCenter(s, i, i); int len2 = expandAroundCenter(s, i, i + 1); int len = Math.max(len1, len2); if (len > end - start) { start = i - (len - 1) / 2; end = i + len / 2; } } return s.substring(start, end + 1); } private int expandAroundCenter(String s, int left, int right) { int L = left, R = right; while (L >= 0 && R < s.length() && s.charAt(L) == s.charAt(R)) { L--; R++; } return R - L - 1; }

Anonymous on Apr 6, 2015

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