# Array - 164. Maximum Gap

164. Maximum Gap

Given an unsorted array, find the maximum difference between the successive elements in its sorted form.

Return 0 if the array contains less than 2 elements.

Example 1:

Input: [3,6,9,1]
Output: 3
Explanation: The sorted form of the array is [1,3,6,9], either
(3,6) or (6,9) has the maximum difference 3.

Example 2:

Input: [10]
Output: 0
Explanation: The array contains less than 2 elements, therefore return 0.

Note:

• You may assume all elements in the array are non-negative integers and fit in the 32-bit signed integer range.
• Try to solve it in linear time/space.

java：

``````class Solution {

public int maximumGap(int[] nums) {

int n = nums.length;
if(n < 2) return 0;
int min = nums[0];
int max = nums[0];
for(int i = 1;i < n;i++){
if(min > nums[i]) min = nums[i];
if(max < nums[i]) max = nums[i];
}

int gap = (max-min)/(n-1);
if(gap == 0) gap++;
int len = (max-min)/gap+1;
int [] tmax = new int [len];
int [] tmin = new int [len];

for(int i = 0;i < n;i++){
int index = (nums[i]-min)/gap;
if(nums[i] > tmax[index]) tmax[index] = nums[i];
if(tmin[index] == 0 || nums[i] < tmin[index]) tmin[index] = nums[i];
}
int myMax = 0;
for(int i = 0;i < len;i++){
if(myMax < tmin[i]-min) myMax = tmin[i]-min;
if(tmax[i] != 0) min = tmax[i];
}
return myMax;
}
}
``````

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