## Tableau Interview Question for Software Engineer / Developers

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How are the buildings represented? 3d binary matrix or actual geometry?

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1. Assume the buildings are represented as the triplets of coordinates {(xb, xe) (yb, ye) (zb, ze)}
2. Assume also that we can ignore Z axis ie all the buildings are far enough from us and their width is not important
3. Sort in ascending order by the smallest x coordinate (xb) for each building
4. Pseudo code for the skyline length computation. Note that it is not important
which building is higher, if there is an overlap between two.

``````length = x0e - x0b /*set initial skyline length to the length of the leftomost building*/
end = x0e
for (int i = 1, i < num_of_buildings; i++) {
if (Xib < end) {
if (Xie < end) /*the next building is totally contained in the prev*/
continue;
else
length += Xie - end; /* partially contained , add the relevant part*/
}
else /*not contained */
length += Xie - Xib;
/* advance the rightmost end of the skyline*/
end = Xie;
}``````

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