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Java Question

Swap elements in LinkedList

I want to maintain order of the elements being added in a list. So, I used a

LinkedList
in Java.

Now I want to be able to swap two elements in the linked list. First of all, I cannot find an
elementAt()
for
LinkedList
. Also, there is no way to add element at a specified position.

Answer

There is a Collections.swap(List<?> list, int i, int j) that you can use to swap two elements of a List<?>. There's also LinkedList.get(int index) and LinkedList.add(int index, E element) (both are methods specified by interface List). All of these operations will be O(N) since a LinkedList does not implements RandomAccess.