heap

Heap Server-Side API Client


Keywords
heap, analytics, api, client
License
Other
Install
pip install heap==0.4.0

Documentation

heap

The C-implementation of heapq in Python's standard library is very fast. However heapq doesn't support decreas-key/incrase-key. Following guidelines in the doc, this binary min-heap implementation makes use of the fast heapq to supports updating the priority.

NOTE: The code in the doc turns into a fifo queue when priorities are not explicitly specified. In this implementation, if no priorities are explicitly given, the items themselves are used as the priorities.

Perhaps if enough people find heap useful, it might be a great additions to collections :3

usage

Version 0.3 totally changed usage!!!!!

# The `heap` package contains
# just the one `heap` module which in turn contains
# just the one `heap` class
from heap.heap import heap

# Heaps can be created with either mappings from item -> priorities
h = heap({'b' : 1, 'a' : 2})
h.pop() # 'b'
h.pop() # 'a'

# Or by a list of iterables, in which the element itself represents its priority
h = heap(['a','b'])
h.pop() # 'a'
h.pop() # 'b'

# You can insert new items or update old items with new priorities with __setitem__
h['x'] = 0
h['y'] = 100

# or if you want to use the item itself as its priority, you can use the `add` method
h.add(5)

h.pop() # 'x'
h.pop() # 5
h.peek() # 'y'

# checking whether an element is in a heap is as simple as
('y' in h) # True
('z' in h) # False
# And it's as fast as a single dictionary lookup

implementation

heap subclasses directly and only from collections.Mapping, and implements exactly the methods

__init__
__getitem__
__setitem__
__delitem__
__iter__
__len__
__contains__
__repr__
keys
values
pop
popitem
peek
peekitem
add
discard

heap also has a class variable

_REMOVE

for internal use.