1. Engineering
  2. Computer Science
  3. using c language implement the activity selection lasttostart algorithm include...

Question: using c language implement the activity selection lasttostart algorithm include...

Question details

Using C++ language implement the activity selection last-to-start algorithm. Include a verbal description of your algorithm, pseudocode and analysis of the theoretical running time. You do not need to collected experimental running times.


The program should read input from a file named “act.txt”. The file contains lists of activity sets with number of activities in the set in the first line followed by lines containing the activity number, start time & finish time.


Example act.txt:
11
1 1 4
2 3 5
3 0 6
4 5 7
5 3 9
6 5 9
7 6 10
8 8 11
9 8 12
10 2 14
11 12 16
3
3 6 8
1 7 9
2 1 2
In the above example the first activity set contains 11 activities with activity 1 starting at time 1 and finishing at time 4, activity 2 starting at time 3 and finishing at time 5, etc.. The second activity set contains 3 activities with activity 3 starting at time 6 and finishing at time 8 etc. The activities in the file are not in any sorted order.
Your results including the number of activities selected and their order should be outputted to the terminal. For the above example the results are:
Set 1
Number of activities selected = 4
Activities: 2 4 9 11
Set 2
Number of activities selected = 2
Activities: 2 1

Note: There is an alternative optimal solution for Set 1. Since activities 8 and 9 have the same start time of 8, a2 a4 a8 a11 would be an alternative solution. Your program only needs to find one of the optimal solutions. For either solution the activities differ from the solution presented in the text which uses the earliest-finish time criteria.

Solution by an expert tutor
Blurred Solution
This question has been solved
Subscribe to see this solution