Interval Skip List

This data structure maps intervals to values and allows you to find all intervals that contain an index in O(ln(n)), where n is the number of intervals stored. This implementation is based on Atom's interval-skip-list, which is in turn based on the paper The Interval Skip List by Eric N. Hanson.

Basic Usage Example

import 'package:interval_skip_list/interval_skip_list.dart';

final list = new IntervalSkipList();

list.insert('a', 2, 7);
list.insert('b', 1, 5);
list.insert('c', 8, 8);

print(list.findContaining([1]));
// ['b']
print(list.findContaining([2]));
// ['b', 'a']
print(list.findContaining([8]));
// ['c']

list.remove('b');

print(list.findContaining([2]));
// ['a']

Using a Custom Comparator

You can also supply a custom comparator function with corresponding min and max index values. The following example uses lists expressing coordinate pairs instead of the default numeric values:

final list = new IntervalSkipList(
    minIndex: [double.NEGATIVE_INFINITY],
    maxIndex: [double.INFINITY], compare: (a, b) {
  if (a[0] < b[0]) return -1;
  else if (a[0] > b[0]) return 1;
  else {
    if (a[1] < b[1]) return -1;
    else if (a[1] > b[1]) return 1;
    else return 0;
  }
});

list.insert("a", [1, 2], [3, 4]);
list.insert("b", [2, 1], [3, 10]);

Libraries

interval_skip_list

Interval Skip List