LeetCode Maximum Gap


Given an unsorted array, find the maximum difference between the successive elements in its sorted form.

Try to solve it in linear time/space.

Return 0 if the array contains less than 2 elements.

You may assume all elements in the array are non-negative integers and fit in the 32-bit signed integer range.

The original problem is here.

The original code is here.

My Solution

I solve this problem in C++, as below:

*Maximum Gap
*Author: shuaijiang
*Email: zhaoshuaijiang8@gmail.com
using namespace std;

class Solution {
    int maximumGap(vector<int>& nums) {
        int size = nums.size();
        if(size < 2)
            return 0;
        int maxGap = 0;
        for(int i=1;i<size;i++){
            if(nums[i]-nums[i-1] > maxGap)
                maxGap = nums[i]-nums[i-1];
        return maxGap;


To solve the problem, first sort the array, and then find the maximum gap.