Leetcode: Is Subsequence

Is Subsequence



Similar Problems:


Given a string s and a string t, check if s is subsequence of t.

You may assume that there is only lower case English letters in both s and t. t is potentially a very long (length ~= 500,000) string, and s is a short string (<=100).

A subsequence of a string is a new string which is formed from the original string by deleting some (can be none) of the characters without disturbing the relative positions of the remaining characters. (ie, “ace” is a subsequence of “abcde” while “aec” is not).

Example 1:

s = "abc", t = "ahbgdc"

Return true.

Example 2:

s = "axc", t = "ahbgdc"

Return false.

Follow up:
If there are lots of incoming S, say S1, S2, … , Sk where k >= 1B, and you want to check one by one to see if T has its subsequence. In this scenario, how would you change your code?

Github: code.dennyzhang.com

Credits To: leetcode.com

Leave me comments, if you have better ways to solve.


## Blog link: https://code.dennyzhang.com/is-subsequence
## Basic Ideas: Greedy + Two pointer
##
## Complexity: Time O(1), Space O(1).
class Solution:
    def isSubsequence(self, s, t):
        """
        :type s: str
        :type t: str
        :rtype: bool
        """
        length = len(s)
        if length == 0: return True
        index = 0
        for i in range(0, len(t)):
            if t[i] == s[index]: index += 1
            if index == length: return True
        return False
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