priorityqueuejs

a simple priority queue data structure

npm install priorityqueuejs
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priorityqueue.js

A simple priority queue data structure for Node.js and the browser.

Installation

As component for the browser:

$ component install janogonzalez/priorityqueuejs

As npm for Node.js:

$ npm install priorityqueuejs

Example

var PriorityQueue = require('priorityqueuejs');

var queue = new PriorityQueue(function(a, b) {
  return a.cash - b.cash;
});

queue.enq({ cash: 250, name: 'Valentina' });
queue.enq({ cash: 300, name: 'Jano' });
queue.enq({ cash: 150, name: 'Fran' );
queue.size(); // 3
queue.peek(); // { cash: 300, name: 'Jano' }
queue.deq(); // { cash: 300, name: 'Jano' }
queue.size(); // 2

API

PriorityQueue()

Initializes a new empty PriorityQueue wich uses .DEFAULT_COMPARATOR() as the comparator function for its elements.

PriorityQueue(comparator)

Initializes a new empty PriorityQueue with uses the given comparator(a, b) function as the comparator for its elements.

The comparator function must return a positive number when a > b, 0 when a == b and a negative number when a < b.

PriorityQueue.DEFAULT_COMPARATOR(a, b)

Compares two Number or String objects.

PriorityQueue#deq()

Dequeues the top element of the priority queue. Throws an Error when the queue is empty.

PriorityQueue#enq(element)

Enqueues the element at the priority queue and returns its new size.

PriorityQueue#forEach(fn)

Executes fn on each element. Just be careful to not modify the priorities, since the queue won't reorder itself.

PriorityQueue#isEmpty()

Returns whether the priority queue is empty or not.

PriorityQueue#peek()

Peeks at the top element of the priority queue. Throws an Error when the queue is empty.

PriorityQueue#size()

Returns the size of the priority queue.

Testing

As component in the browser, open test/test.html in your browser:

$ make
$ open test/test.html

As npm package:

$ npm test

Licence

MIT

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