Process Map Data using C++ Adjacency List Shortest Path

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Create an Adjacency List using a Vector where Each entry is a C++ Linked List.

Add a C++ function to find the shortest paths to each vertex from the source vertex.

Add the a C++ function to populate the adjacency list of edges from a file.

Clock2 hours
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
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LaptopDesktop only

In this project you will use the adjacency list data structure and other data structures to find the shortest distance between a set of towns loaded from a file. The shortest path problem is well known in the field of computer science. An adjacency list is probably the best data structure to represent a set of connected vertices to find the shortest path from one vertex to another. One application for shortest paths is in computer networking routing. Another common application for its use is on a Map, where it is useful to find the shortest distance from one town to another. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

C++ AlgorithmsC++ Data StructuresC++ Linked ListC++Adjacency List

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Analyze the shortest distance problem and Create the C++ Edge Class.

  2. Create an Adjacency List using a Vector where Each entry is a C++ Linked List.

  3. Add a C++ function to find minimum distance between the source vertex and the other vertices.

  4. Add the C++ function to find the shortest paths to each vertex from the source vertex.

  5. Add the function to populate the adjacency list of edges from a file using a C++ Map container.

How Guided Projects work

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In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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