3. Longest Substring Without Repeating Characters | LeetCode

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Given a string s, find the length of the longest substring without repeating characters.

Example 1: Input: s = "abcabcbb" Output: 3 Explanation: The answer is "abc", with the length of 3.

Example 2: Input: s = "bbbbb" Output: 1 Explanation: The answer is "b", with the length of 1.

Example 3: Input: s = "pwwkew" Output: 3 Explanation: The answer is "wke", with the length of 3. Notice that the answer must be a substring, "pwke" is a subsequence and not a substring.

Example 4: Input: s = "" Output: 0

Constraints: 0 <= s.length <= 5 * 104 s consists of English letters, digits, symbols and spaces.

public class Solution {
    public int lengthOfLongestSubstring(String s) {
        int n = s.length(), ans = 0;
        Map<Character, Integer> map = new HashMap<>(); // current index of character
        // try to extend the range [i, j]
        for (int j = 0, i = 0; j < n; j++) {
            if (map.containsKey(s.charAt(j))) {
                i = Math.max(map.get(s.charAt(j)), i);
            }
            ans = Math.max(ans, j - i + 1);
            map.put(s.charAt(j), j + 1);
        }
        return ans;
    }
}

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