# Count total set bits in all numbers from 1 to N | Set 3

• Difficulty Level : Medium
• Last Updated : 14 Feb, 2022

Given a positive integer N, the task is to count the total number of set bits in binary representation of all the numbers from 1 to N.

Examples:

Input: N = 3
Output:
setBits(1) + setBits(2) + setBits(3) = 1 + 1 + 2 = 4

Input: N = 6
Output:

Approach: Solution to this problem has been published in the Set 1 and the Set 2 of this article. Here, a dynamic programming based approach is discussed.

• Base case: Number of set bits in 0 is 0.
• For any number n: n and n>>1 has same no of set bits except for the rightmost bit.

Example: n = 11 (1011),  n >> 1 = 5 (101)… same bits in 11 and 5 are marked bold. So assuming we already know set bit count of 5, we only need to take care for the rightmost bit of 11 which is 1. setBit(11) = setBit(5) + 1 = 2 + 1 = 3

Rightmost bit is 1 for odd and 0 for even number.

Recurrence Relation: setBit(n) = setBit(n>>1) + (n & 1) and setBit(0) = 0

We can use bottom-up dynamic programming approach to solve this.

Below is the implementation of the above approach:

## C++

 `// C++ implementation of the approach` `#include ` `using` `namespace` `std;`   `// Function to return the count of` `// set bits in all the integers` `// from the range [1, n]` `int` `countSetBits(``int` `n)` `{`   `    ``// To store the required count` `    ``// of the set bits` `    ``int` `cnt = 0;`   `    ``// To store the count of set` `    ``// bits in every integer` `    ``vector<``int``> setBits(n + 1);`   `    ``// 0 has no set bit` `    ``setBits = 0;`   `    ``for` `(``int` `i = 1; i <= n; i++) {`   `        ``setBits[i] = setBits[i >> 1] + (i & 1);` `    ``}`   `    ``// Sum all the set bits` `    ``for` `(``int` `i = 0; i <= n; i++) {` `        ``cnt = cnt + setBits[i];` `    ``}`   `    ``return` `cnt;` `}`   `// Driver code` `int` `main()` `{` `    ``int` `n = 6;`   `    ``cout << countSetBits(n);`   `    ``return` `0;` `}`

## Java

 `// Java implementation of the approach` `import` `java.util.*;`   `class` `GFG` `{`   `// Function to return the count of` `// set bits in all the integers` `// from the range [1, n]` `static` `int` `countSetBits(``int` `n)` `{`   `    ``// To store the required count` `    ``// of the set bits` `    ``int` `cnt = ``0``;`   `    ``// To store the count of set` `    ``// bits in every integer` `    ``int` `[]setBits = ``new` `int``[n + ``1``];`   `    ``// 0 has no set bit` `    ``setBits[``0``] = ``0``;`   `    ``// For the rest of the elements` `    ``for` `(``int` `i = ``1``; i <= n; i++) {`   `        ``setBits[i] = setBits[i >> ``1``] + (i & ``1``);` `    ``}`   `    ``// Sum all the set bits` `    ``for` `(``int` `i = ``0``; i <= n; i++) ` `    ``{` `        ``cnt = cnt + setBits[i];` `    ``}` `    ``return` `cnt;` `}`   `// Driver code` `public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args) ` `{` `    ``int` `n = ``6``;`   `    ``System.out.println(countSetBits(n));` `}` `}`   `// This code is contributed by Princi Singh`

## Python3

 `# Python3 implementation of the approach`   `# Function to return the count of` `# set bits in all the integers` `# from the range [1, n]` `def` `countSetBits(n):`   `    ``# To store the required count` `    ``# of the set bits` `    ``cnt ``=` `0`   `    ``# To store the count of set` `    ``# bits in every integer` `    ``setBits ``=` `[``0` `for` `x ``in` `range``(n ``+` `1``)]`   `    ``# 0 has no set bit` `    ``setBits[``0``] ``=` `0`   `    ``# For the rest of the elements` `    ``for` `i ``in` `range``(``1``, n ``+` `1``): ` `        ``setBits[i] ``=` `setBits[i ``/``/` `2``] ``+` `(i & ``1``)`   `    ``# Sum all the set bits` `    ``for` `i ``in` `range``(``0``, n ``+` `1``): ` `        ``cnt ``=` `cnt ``+` `setBits[i]` `    `  `    ``return` `cnt`   `# Driver code` `n ``=` `6` `print``(countSetBits(n))`   `# This code is contributed by Sanjit Prasad`

## C#

 `// C# implementation of the approach ` `using` `System;`   `class` `GFG` `{` `    `  `    ``// Function to return the count of ` `    ``// set bits in all the integers ` `    ``// from the range [1, n] ` `    ``static` `int` `countSetBits(``int` `n) ` `    ``{ ` `    `  `        ``// To store the required count ` `        ``// of the set bits ` `        ``int` `cnt = 0; ` `    `  `        ``// To store the count of set ` `        ``// bits in every integer ` `        ``int` `[]setBits = ``new` `int``[n + 1]; ` `    `  `        ``// 0 has no set bit ` `        ``setBits = 0; ` `    `  `        ``// 1 has a single set bit ` `        ``setBits = 1; ` `    `  `        ``// For the rest of the elements ` `        ``for` `(``int` `i = 2; i <= n; i++) ` `        ``{ ` `    `  `            ``// If current element i is even then ` `            ``// it has set bits equal to the count ` `            ``// of the set bits in i / 2 ` `            ``if` `(i % 2 == 0) ` `            ``{ ` `                ``setBits[i] = setBits[i / 2]; ` `            ``} ` `    `  `            ``// Else it has set bits equal to one ` `            ``// more than the previous element ` `            ``else` `            ``{ ` `                ``setBits[i] = setBits[i - 1] + 1; ` `            ``} ` `        ``} ` `    `  `        ``// Sum all the set bits ` `        ``for` `(``int` `i = 0; i <= n; i++) ` `        ``{ ` `            ``cnt = cnt + setBits[i]; ` `        ``} ` `        ``return` `cnt; ` `    ``} ` `    `  `    ``// Driver code ` `    ``static` `public` `void` `Main () ` `    ``{ ` `        ``int` `n = 6; ` `    `  `        ``Console.WriteLine(countSetBits(n)); ` `    ``} ` `} `   `// This code is contributed by AnkitRai01 `

## Javascript

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Output:

`9`

Another simple and easy to understand solution:

A simple easy to implement and understand solution would be not using bits operations.  The solution is to directly count set bits using __builtin_popcount() .The solution is explained in code using comments.

## C++

 `// C++ implementation of the approach` `#include ` `using` `namespace` `std;`   `// Function to return the count of` `// set bits in all the integers` `// from the range [1, n]` `int` `countSetBits(``int` `n)` `{`   `    ``// To store the required count` `    ``// of the set bits` `    ``int` `cnt = 0;`   `    ``// Calculate set bits in each number using` `    ``// __builtin_popcount() and  Sum all the set bits` `    ``for` `(``int` `i = 1; i <= n; i++) {` `        ``cnt = cnt + __builtin_popcount(i);` `    ``}`   `    ``return` `cnt;` `}`   `// Driver code` `int` `main()` `{` `    ``int` `n = 6;`   `    ``cout << countSetBits(n);`   `    ``return` `0;` `}`   `// This article is contributed by Abhishek`

## Java

 `// Java implementation of the approach` `import` `java.util.*;`   `class` `GFG{`   `// Function to return the count of` `// set bits in all the integers` `// from the range [1, n]` `static` `int` `countSetBits(``int` `n)` `{`   `    ``// To store the required count` `    ``// of the set bits` `    ``int` `cnt = ``0``;`   `    ``// Calculate set bits in each number using` `    ``// Integer.bitCount() and  Sum all the set bits` `    ``for` `(``int` `i = ``1``; i <= n; i++) {` `        ``cnt = cnt + Integer.bitCount(i);` `    ``}`   `    ``return` `cnt;` `}`   `// Driver code` `public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args)` `{` `    ``int` `n = ``6``;` `    ``System.out.print(countSetBits(n));`   `}` `}`   `// This code is contributed by Rajput-Ji `

## Python3

 `# Python implementation of the approach`   `# Function to return the count of` `# set bits in all the integers` `# from the range [1, n]` `def` `countSetBits(n):`   `    ``# To store the required count` `    ``# of the set bits` `    ``cnt ``=` `0``;`   `    ``# Calculate set bits in each number using` `    ``# Integer.bitCount() and Sum all the set bits` `    ``for` `i ``in` `range``(``1``,n``+``1``):` `        ``cnt ``=` `cnt ``+` `(``bin``(i)[``2``:]).count(``'1'``);` `    `  `    ``return` `cnt;`   `# Driver code` `if` `__name__ ``=``=` `'__main__'``:` `    ``n ``=` `6``;` `    ``print``(countSetBits(n));`   `# This code is contributed by Rajput-Ji`

## C#

 `// C# implementation of the approach` `using` `System;` `using` `System.Linq;`   `public` `class` `GFG{`   `  ``// Function to return the count of` `  ``// set bits in all the integers` `  ``// from the range [1, n]` `  ``static` `int` `countSetBits(``int` `n)` `  ``{`   `    ``// To store the required count` `    ``// of the set bits` `    ``int` `cnt = 0;`   `    ``// Calculate set bits in each number using` `    ``// int.bitCount() and  Sum all the set bits` `    ``for` `(``int` `i = 1; i <= n; i++) {` `      ``cnt = cnt + (Convert.ToString(i, 2).Count(c => c == ``'1'``));` `    ``}`   `    ``return` `cnt;` `  ``}`   `  ``// Driver code` `  ``public` `static` `void` `Main(String[] args)` `  ``{` `    ``int` `n = 6;` `    ``Console.Write(countSetBits(n));`   `  ``}` `}`   `// This code is contributed by Rajput-Ji`

## Javascript

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Output

`9`