Author: Md Shahid
Tester: Arkapravo Ghosh
Editorialist: Md Shahid
Array and loop
You need to find longest sum contiguous subarray.
At the end of the game everyone has some point it may be either positive or negative. We need to find the maximum sum of contigous elements. This type of problem is easily solved by the Kadane’s algorithm.
Initialize: max_so_far = 0 max_ending_here = 0 Loop for each element of the array (a) max_ending_here = max_ending_here + a[i] (b) if max_ending_here is less than 0 max_ending_here = 0 (c) if max_so_far is less than max_ending_here max_so_far = max_ending_here return max_so_far
The purpose of Kadane’s algorithm is to look for all positive contiguous segments of the array (max_ending_here is used for this). And keep track of maximum sum contiguous segment among all positive segments (max_so_far is used for this). Each time we get a positive sum compare it with max_so_far and update max_so_far if it is greater than max_so_far
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