Just a quick post today about C function pointers. Over the past two years I have seen the occasional function pointer introduction post on Hacker News, but I rarely see this one weird trick. The most recent I have read was this one by Dennis Kubes. I haven’t hung out with C for a while […]

## Succinct de Bruijn Graphs

## Failing at Google Interviews

I’ve participated in about four sets of Google interviews (of about 3 interviews each) for various positions. I’m still not a Googler though, which I guess indicates that I’m not the best person to give this advice. However, I think it’s about time I put in my 0.002372757892 bitcoins. I recently did exactly this to […]

## FM-Indexes and Backwards Search

Last time (way back in June! I have got to start blogging consistently again) I discussed a gorgeous data structure called the Wavelet Tree. When a Wavelet Tree is stored using RRR sequences, it can answer rank and select operations in $\mathcal{O}(\log{A})$ time, where A is the size of the alphabet. If the size of […]

## Wavelet Trees – an Introduction

Today I will talk about an elegant way of answering rank queries on sequences over larger alphabets – a structure called the Wavelet Tree. In my last post I introduced a data structure called RRR, which is used to quickly answer rank queries on binary sequences, and provide implicit compression. A Wavelet Tree organises a […]

## RRR – A Succinct Rank/Select Index for Bit Vectors

This blog post will give an overview of a static bitsequence data structure known as RRR, which answers arbitrary length rank queries in $\mathcal{O}(1)$ time, and provides implicit compression. As my blog is informal, I give an introduction to this structure from a birds eye view. If you want, read my thesis for a version […]