Minimum Spanning Tree in C

Published on 28 April 2022 (Updated: 26 March 2023)

Minimum Spanning Tree in C

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Current Solution

#include  <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>

struct Edge{ 
	int src, dest;
    long long weight; 

long long get_val(int tmp[],int len){
    long long value=0,mult=1;
    for(int i=len-1;i>-1;--i){
        if(tmp[i]==' '-'0'){
            printf("Usage: please provide a list of at least two integers to sort in the format \"1, 2, 3, 4, 5\"\n");
    return value;

struct Graph{ 
	int V, E; 
	struct Edge* edge; 

struct Graph* createGraph(int V, int E){ 
	struct Graph* graph = malloc(sizeof(struct Graph)); 
	graph->V = V; 
	graph->E = E; 
	graph->edge = malloc(sizeof(struct Edge)*E); 
	return graph; 

struct subset{ 
	int parent; 
	int rank; 

int find(struct subset subsets[], int i){ 
	if (subsets[i].parent != i) 
		subsets[i].parent = find(subsets, subsets[i].parent); 
	return subsets[i].parent; 

void Union(struct subset subsets[], int x, int y){ 
	int xroot = find(subsets, x); 
	int yroot = find(subsets, y); 
	if (subsets[xroot].rank < subsets[yroot].rank) subsets[xroot].parent = yroot; 
	else if (subsets[xroot].rank > subsets[yroot].rank) subsets[yroot].parent = xroot; 
		subsets[yroot].parent = xroot; 

int myComp(const void* a, const void* b){ 
	struct Edge* a1 = (struct Edge*)a; 
	struct Edge* b1 = (struct Edge*)b; 
	return a1->weight > b1->weight; 

void KruskalMST(struct Graph* graph){ 
	int V = graph->V; 
    long long res=0;
	int e = 0; 
	int i = 0;  
	qsort(graph->edge, graph->E, sizeof(graph->edge[0]), myComp); 
	struct subset *subsets =(struct subset*)malloc( V * sizeof(struct subset) ); 
	for(int v = 0; v < V; ++v){ 
		subsets[v].parent = v; 
		subsets[v].rank = 0; 
	while (e < V - 1 && i < graph->E){ 
		struct Edge next_edge = graph->edge[i++]; 
		int x = find(subsets, next_edge.src); 
		int y = find(subsets, next_edge.dest); 
		if (x != y){ 
			res = res + next_edge.weight; 
			Union(subsets, x, y); 

int floorSqrt(int x){ 
    if (x == 0 || x == 1)return x; 
    int i = 1,result = 1; 
    while (result <= x){ 
      result = i * i; 
    return i - 1; 

int main(int argc,char **argv)
        printf("Usage: please provide a comma-separated list of integers");
        return 0;
    int len = strlen(argv[1]);
    int tmp[20];
    int ind=0;
    int pos=0;
    long long arr[100000];
    int E=0;
    for(int i=0;i<len;++i){
            long long val = get_val(tmp,ind);
    int sq=floorSqrt(pos);
        printf("Usage: please provide a comma-separated list of integers");
        return 0;
    int V=sq;
    struct Graph* graph = createGraph(V, E);
    int index=0;
    for(int i=0;i<pos;++i){
        graph->edge[index].src = i/V; 
        graph->edge[index].dest = i-(i/V)*V; 
        graph->edge[index++].weight = arr[i];

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Note: The solution shown above is the current solution in the Sample Programs repository as of Apr 28 2022 18:14:37. The solution was first committed on Oct 20 2019 01:37:16. As a result, documentation below may be outdated.

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