Given a string s, which may contain numeric characters as well as non-numeric characters, you have to extract first integer out of it.
● Left most contiguous digits will form the integer, everything after that should be ignored. ("ik45 2" -> 45, because 45 and 2 are not contiguous.)
● Sign ('+' or '-') will be effective only if it is just before the integer. If no sign just before the integer then '+' is applied by default. ("42" -> 42, because '+' is applied by default. "ik-42" -> -42, because - appears just before 42. "ik- 42" -> 42 because there is a space before 42.)
● If there is no number present then return 0. ("Cpp" -> 0.)
Input/Output Format For The Function:
There is only one argument denoting string s.
Return first integer no, extracted from given string s.
Input/Output Format For The Custom Input:
The first and only line of input should contain a string s, denoting an input string.
If s = “ ik +-4 289 ik”, then input should be:
ik +-4 289 ik
There will be one line of output, containing an integer no, denoting the result returned by solution function.
For input s = “ ik +-4 289 ik”, output will be:
● s may contain numeric characters as well as non-numeric characters.
● If number is present then it is guaranteed that it will fit in integer. (No need to think about integer overflow.)
● Solution with linear time complexity and constant space is expected.
Sample Test Case 1:
Sample Input 1:
" ik +-4 289 ik"
Sample Output 1:
Sample Input 2:
"- + - 5ik "
Sample Output 2:
Sample Input 3:
Sample Output 3:
This problem has many variants. Small change in any condition will change the solution. So clarify any doubts before presenting your solution in interviews.
Have a look at the solution provided by us.
As in worst case (when integer is not present in the string or present at the end of string) we need to iterate over the whole string.
As space complexity includes the input size also.
Note that generally we use Auxiliary Space Used = Space Complexity, but there is a different. Auxiliary space does not count the input size but space complexity does.