In this post we will try to solve the LeetCode 295. Find Median from Data Stream problem using the Java programming language and the VSCode IDE on a Windows computer.

The median is the middle value in an ordered integer list. If the size of the list is even, there is no middle value and the median is the mean of the two middle values. For example, for arr = [2,3,4], the median is 3. For example, for arr = [2,3], the median is (2 + 3) / 2 = 2.5. Implement the MedianFinder class: o MedianFinder() initializes the MedianFinder object. o void addNum(int num) adds the integer num from the data stream to the data structure. o double findMedian() returns the median of all elements so far. Answers within 10-5 of the actual answer will be accepted. Constraints: o -10^5 <= num <= 10^5 o There will be at least one element in the data structure before calling findMedian. o At most 5 * 10^4 calls will be made to addNum and findMedian. Related Topics: o Two Pointers o Design o Sorting * Heap (Priority Queue) o Data Stream

In a nutshell the class needs to process integers in the specified range and at different points we can be asked to return the current Median. As a brute force approach, I tried sorting. I did not submit such an approach because it is quite expensive (slow) and the problem is rated **Hard **by LeetCode. Continue reading “LeetCode 295. Find Median from Data Stream in Java”