Spider Man Spider Man - 3 months ago 29
Java Question

How to retrieve the key with a maximum value in a TreeMap in Java?

I have a tree map declared as follows:

TreeMap<Integer, Integer> tree = new TreeMap<Integer, Integer>();

How do I retrieve the key with the maximum value. Is there an O(1) way of achieving this. I know that maximum and minimum keys can be retrieved from a TreeMap in O(1) time as follows:

int maxKey = tree.lastEntry().getKey();
int minKey = tree.firstEntry().getKey();

Thanks for help.


The collection is not sorted by value so the only way is brute force O(n) unless there is another collection with say the reverse map available.

Map<Integer, Integer>map = new TreeMap<>();
int max = map.values().stream().max(Integer::compare).get();