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By balbit, history, 9 days ago, In English,

Hello, Codeforces.

I tried to use hashing to solve 1129C - Morse Code. However, I kept getting the TLE verdict. My time complexity should be O(k * m^2) (where k is the longest string to be tested, or 4) while the editorial's solution has time complexity O(k * m^2 + m^2 * log m).

I've tried many optimizations, such as using 2^64 as a base, switching between unordered_map and map, tweaking the multiplied prime, and even adding huge strings of pragmas. Pre-doing all the hashes gave me an MLE.

Here is a link to one of my many failed submissions : 58709459. Please help!

 
 
 
 
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I was able to squeeze it using self-written unordered map. Standard one is very slow and not able to perform 9*10^6 operations in two seconds. 58835699

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    Is it because it hashes the input value, or because the unordered_map expands itself when it gets too large?

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      That's just because of the slow nature of the unordered map. At least, there is different data structure implemented, mine is linear, while standard uses buckets as far as I know.

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AC with unordered_set: 50590417

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seen.max_load_factor(0.7); => AC