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How to write an Applet to display a heap

  1. Mar 10, 2012 #1
    Ok so I have the heap part written but I dont understand how to do the Applet at all. I have figured out there is a special way an applet must be written and I wrote a simple applet that displayed a blue box just to test but I am wondering how I would get it to display a heap in the way it wants me too?

    (Heap visualization) Write a Java applet that displays a heap graphically, as
    shown in Figure 24.7. The applet lets you insert and delete an element from the

    public class MinHeap<E extends Comparable>{
    private java.util.ArrayList<E> list = new java.util.ArrayList<E>();

    public MinHeap(){

    public MinHeap(E[] objects){
    for (int i = 0; i < objects.length; i++)
    public void add(E newObject){
    int currentindex = list.size() - 1;

    while (currentindex > 0){
    int parentIndex = (currentindex-1)/2;
    E p = list.get(parentIndex);

    if (newObject.compareTo(p) >= 0){
    list.set(currentindex, p);
    currentindex = parentIndex;

    list.set(currentindex, newObject);
    public E remove(){
    if(list.size() == 0) return null;

    E removedobject = list.get(0);
    list.set(0, list.get(list.size() - 1));
    list.remove(list.size() - 1);

    int currentindex = 0;
    while(currentindex < list.size()){
    int left = 2*currentindex+1;
    int right = 2*currentindex+2;

    if(left >= list.size()) break;
    int max = left;
    if(right < list.size()){
    if(list.get(max).compareTo(list.get(right)) < 0){
    if (list.get(currentindex).compareTo(list.get(max)) < 0){
    E temp = list.get(max);
    list.set(max, list.get(currentindex));
    list.set(currentindex, temp);
    currentindex = max;
    return removedobject;
    public int getSize(){
    return list.size();
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