My Calendar II

Implement aMyCalendarTwoclass to store your events. A new event can be added if adding the event will not cause atriplebooking.

Your class will have one method,book(int start, int end). Formally, this represents a booking on the half open interval[start, end), the range of real numbersxsuch thatstart <= x < end.

Atriple bookinghappens whenthreeevents have some non-empty intersection (ie., there is some time that is common to all 3 events.)

For each call to the, returntrueif the event can be added to the calendar successfully without causing atriplebooking. Otherwise, returnfalseand do not add the event to the calendar.

Your class will be called like this:

MyCalendar cal = new MyCalendar();, end)

Example 1:

MyCalendar();, 20); // returns true, 60); // returns true, 40); // returns true, 15); // returns false, 10); // returns true, 55); // returns true


The first two events can be booked.  The third event can be double booked.
The fourth event (5, 15) can't be booked, because it would result in a triple booking.
The fifth event (5, 10) can be booked, as it does not use time 10 which is already double booked.
The sixth event (25, 55) can be booked, as the time in [25, 40) will be double booked with the third event;
the time [40, 50) will be single booked, and the time [50, 55) will be double booked with the second event.


  • The number of calls to per test case will be at most 1000.

  • In calls to, end), start and end are integers in the range [0, 10^9].

Solution & Analysis

Approach #1: Brute Force

Maintain a list of bookings and a list of double bookings. When booking a new event [start, end), if it conflicts with a double booking, it will have a triple booking and be invalid. Otherwise, parts that overlap the calendar will be a double booking.

Evidently, two events[s1, e1)and[s2, e2)do_not_conflict if and only if one of them starts after the other one ends: eithere1 <= s2ORe2 <= s1. By De Morgan's laws, this means the events conflict whens1 < e2ANDs2 < e1.

If our event conflicts with a double booking, it's invalid. Otherwise, we add conflicts with the calendar to our double bookings, and add the event to our calendar.

128 ms, faster than 79.28%

  • Time Complexity:O(N^2), whereNNis the number of events booked. For each new event, we process every previous event to decide whether the new event can be booked. This leads to ∑kN​ O(k) = O(N^2) complexity.

  • Space Complexity: O(N), the size of thecalendar.

public class MyCalendarTwo {
    List<int[]> calendar;
    List<int[]> overlaps;

    MyCalendarTwo() {
        calendar = new ArrayList();

    public boolean book(int start, int end) {
        for (int[] iv: overlaps) {
            if (iv[0] < end && start < iv[1]) return false;
        for (int[] iv: calendar) {
            if (iv[0] < end && start < iv[1])
                overlaps.add(new int[]{Math.max(start, iv[0]), Math.min(end, iv[1])});
        calendar.add(new int[]{start, end});
        return true;

Approach #2: Boundary Count: Use TreeMap + Loop


TreeMap相比于单纯用List存节点再排序的方法,更方便每次的增量更新,而List则需要每次全部排列之后再扫描,book()的时间复杂度是O(nlogn + n), worst case O(nlogn + nlogn)。

用TreeMap则book()只需要O(logn + n)时间,worst case每次不能插入新booking,或者说每次都有ongoing >= 3的情形要更新,则O(logn + n*logn)。

  • Time Complexity: 对于N次Booking来说,平均时间复杂度则为O(n(logn + n)) ~ O(n^2 + nlogn)

  • Space Complexity: O(N)

191 ms, faster than 57.15%

class MyCalendarTwo {
    TreeMap<Integer, Integer> calendar;

    public MyCalendarTwo() {
        calendar = new TreeMap<>();    

    public boolean book(int start, int end) {
        calendar.put(start, calendar.getOrDefault(start, 0) + 1);
        calendar.put(end, calendar.getOrDefault(end, 0) - 1);

        int ongoing = 0;
        for (int v: calendar.values()) {
            ongoing += v;
            if (ongoing >= 3) {
                calendar.put(start, calendar.get(start) - 1);
                calendar.put(end, calendar.get(end) + 1);

                // --- optional to remove the tentative key --->
                if (calendar.get(start) == 0) {
                if (calendar.get(end) == 0) {
                // <--- optional to remove the tentative key ---

                return false;
        return true;

 * Your MyCalendarTwo object will be instantiated and called as such:
 * MyCalendarTwo obj = new MyCalendarTwo();
 * boolean param_1 =,end);


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