# 729. My Calendar I
Implement a MyCalendar class to store your events. A new event can be added if adding the event will not cause a double booking.
Your class will have the method, book(int start, int end). Formally, this represents a booking on the half open interval [start, end), the range of real numbers x such that start <= x < end.
A double booking happens when two events have some non-empty intersection (ie., there is some time that is common to both events.)
For each call to the method MyCalendar.book, return true if the event can be added to the calendar successfully without causing a double booking. Otherwise, return false and do not add the event to the calendar.
Your class will be called like this: MyCalendar cal = new MyCalendar(); MyCalendar.book(start, end)
Example 1: MyCalendar(); MyCalendar.book(10, 20); // returns true MyCalendar.book(15, 25); // returns false MyCalendar.book(20, 30); // returns true Explanation: The first event can be booked. The second can't because time 15 is already booked by another event. The third event can be booked, as the first event takes every time less than 20, but not including 20.
Approach 1: use a BST to order, check and insert efficiently.
# Code (Python)
class TreeNode: def __init__(self, val): self.val = val self.left = None self.right = None class MyCalendar: def __init__(self): # idea: use a bst to order, check and insert efficiently. Can also maintain a sorted list, but inserting into the list takes linear time. But an unbalanced bst also takes linear time. self.bst = None def book(self, start: int, end: int) -> bool: if not self.bst: self.bst = TreeNode([start, end]) return True node = self.bst while True: if not (start >= node.val or end <= node.val): return False if start >= node.val: if not node.right: node.right = TreeNode([start, end]) break node = node.right else: if not node.left: node.left = TreeNode([start, end]) break node = node.left return True
# Code (C++)