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There are a total of numCourses courses you have to take, labeled from 0 to numCourses - 1. You are given an array prerequisites where prerequisites[i] = [ai, bi] indicates that you must take course bi first if you want to take course ai.

For example, the pair [0, 1], indicates that to take course 0 you have to first take course 1.

Return true if you can finish all courses. Otherwise, return false.

#voodoo bfs solution 
   def canFinish(self, n, prerequisites):
        G = [[] for i in range(n)]
        degree = [0] * n
        for j, i in prerequisites:
            degree[j] += 1
        bfs = [i for i in range(n) if degree[i] == 0]
        for i in bfs:
            for j in G[i]:
                degree[j] -= 1
                if degree[j] == 0:
        return len(bfs) == n
#bfs solution
class Solution:
    def canFinish(self, n: int, prerequisites: List[List[int]]) -> bool:
        adj = [[] for _ in range(n)]
        indegree = [0] * n
        ans = []

        for pair in prerequisites:
            course = pair[0]
            prerequisite = pair[1]
            indegree[course] += 1

        queue = deque()
        for i in range(n):
            if indegree[i] == 0:

        while queue:
            current = queue.popleft()

            for next_course in adj[current]:
                indegree[next_course] -= 1
                if indegree[next_course] == 0:

        return len(ans) == n

Topological Sort DFS Solution

class Solution:
    def canFinish(self, numCourses, prerequisites):
        self.adj_dict = defaultdict(set)
        for i, j in prerequisites:

        self.Visited = [0] * numCourses
        self.FoundCycle = 0

        for i in range(numCourses):
            if self.FoundCycle == 1: break   # early stop if the loop is found
            if self.Visited[i] == 0:

        return self.FoundCycle == 0

    def DFS(self, start):
        if self.FoundCycle == 1:   return     # early stop if the loop is found    
        if self.Visited[start] == 1:
            self.FoundCycle = 1               # loop is found
        if self.Visited[start] == 0:           # node is not visited yet, visit it
            self.Visited[start] = 1             # color current node as gray
            for neib in self.adj_dict[start]:   # visit all its neibours
            self.Visited[start] = 2             # color current node as black

Posted by Jamie Meyer 3 months ago

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