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How to delete the duplicate elements in a linklist?

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How to delete the duplicate elements in a linklist?
posted Oct 28, 2013 by anonymous

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One way is to use Binary Search Tree, though it will take O(nLogn) but it will take extra space.
Agree with salil. Make a binary search tree. so you can fine dup element while traversing and make a note of this dub and delete it from linked list.

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first sort link list , then it can easily deleted in O(n) time

answer Oct 28, 2013 by Raushan Kumar
if you make a sort then how you revert back a original linked list.

did you meant temp list with sorted form? then fine.
How to sort either BST or some similar machenism which will take o(NLogN)
Agree with sivanraj, once you sort getting back the original would be a challenge.
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One of the possibility is to use hash table i.e, for each element in the linked list check in the hash table if it is already present remove it from the linked list if not update it in the hash table

answer Nov 25, 2013 by Raghu
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