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2260. Minimum Consecutive Cards to Pick Up 👍

  • Time: $O(n)$
  • Space: $O(1)$
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class Solution {
 public:
  int minimumCardPickup(vector<int>& cards) {
    int ans = INT_MAX;
    unordered_map<int, int> lastOccurrence;

    for (int i = 0; i < cards.size(); ++i) {
      if (lastOccurrence.count(cards[i]))
        ans = min(ans, i - lastOccurrence[cards[i]] + 1);
      lastOccurrence[cards[i]] = i;
    }

    return ans == INT_MAX ? -1 : ans;
  }
};
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class Solution {
  public int minimumCardPickup(int[] cards) {
    int ans = Integer.MAX_VALUE;
    Map<Integer, Integer> lastOccurrence = new HashMap<>();

    for (int i = 0; i < cards.length; ++i) {
      if (lastOccurrence.containsKey(cards[i]))
        ans = Math.min(ans, i - lastOccurrence.get(cards[i]) + 1);
      lastOccurrence.put(cards[i], i);
    }

    return ans == Integer.MAX_VALUE ? -1 : ans;
  }
}
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class Solution:
  def minimumCardPickup(self, cards: List[int]) -> int:
    ans = math.inf
    lastOccurrence = {}

    for i, card in enumerate(cards):
      if card in lastOccurrence:
        ans = min(ans, i - lastOccurrence[card] + 1)
      lastOccurrence[card] = i

    return -1 if ans == math.inf else ans