Binary Search ArrayList String

Binary Search ArrayList String

Detail definition of Binary search

Below java program is using binary algorithm to search value in the ArrayList which contains string:

package com.javahonk.binarysearch;

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.Collections;
import java.util.List;

/**
 * Search element in array using Binary Search
 * 
 * @author Java Honk
 * 
 */
public class BinarySearchArrayListString {

    private final static int NOT_FOUND = -1;

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        List<String> integerList = new ArrayList<String>();
        integerList.add("Z");
        integerList.add("W");
        integerList.add("E");
        integerList.add("D");
        integerList.add("Z");
        integerList.add("A");
        integerList.add("V");
        integerList.add("W");

        Collections.sort(integerList);

        int value = binarySearch(integerList, "w".toUpperCase());

        if (value == -1) {
            System.out.println("Search value not found");
        } else {
            System.out.println("Search value position: " + value);
        }

    }

    /**
     * @param number
     * @param searchValue
     * @return
     */
    public static int binarySearch(List<String> integerList, String searchValue) {

        int low = 0;
        int high = integerList.size() - 1;
        int mid = (low + high) / 2;

        while (low <= high && !integerList.get(mid).equalsIgnoreCase(searchValue)) {

            if (integerList.get(mid).compareTo(searchValue) < 0) {
                low = mid + 1;
            } else {
                high = mid - 1;
            }

            mid = (low + high) / 2;

            if (low > high) {
                mid = NOT_FOUND;
            }

        }
        return mid;

    }

}

Output:
Binary Search ArrayList String

 

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