This post is part of the Algorithms Problem Solving series.
This is the Odd in Matrix problem. The description looks like this:
m which are the dimensions of a matrix initialized by zeros and given an array
indices[i] = [ri, ci]. For each pair of
[ri, ci] you have to increment all cells in row
ri and column
ci by 1.
Return the number of cells with odd values in the matrix after applying the increment to all
Input: n = 2, m = 3, indices = [[0,1],[1,1]] Output: 6 Input: n = 2, m = 2, indices = [[1,1],[0,0]] Output: 0
- Initialize the matrix with all elements as zero
- For each pair of indices, increment for the row, and increment for the column
- Traverse the matrix counting all the odd numbers
- Return the counter
def init_matrix(rows, columns): return [[0 for _ in range(columns)] for _ in range(rows)] def odd_cells(n, m, indices): matrix = init_matrix(n, m) for [ri, ci] in indices: for column in range(m): matrix[ri][column] += 1 for row in range(n): matrix[row][ci] += 1 odds = 0 for row in range(n): for column in range(m): if matrix[row][column] % 2 != 0: odds += 1 return odds