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Deletions That Preserve Randomness

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1 Author(s)
Knuth, D.E. ; Department of Computer Science, Stanford University

This paper discusses dynamic properties of data structures under insertions and deletions It is shown that, in certain circumstances, the result of n random insertions and m random deletions will be equivalent to n-m random insertions, under various interpretations of the world "random" and under various constraints on the order of insertions and deletions.

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Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:SE-3 ,  Issue: 5 )