# Java Program to Modify a string by performing given shift operations

• Last Updated : 06 Jun, 2022

Given a string S containing lowercase English alphabets, and a matrix shift[][] consisting of pairs of the form{direction, amount}, where the direction can be 0 (for left shift) or 1 (for right shift) and the amount is the number of indices by which the string S is required to be shifted. The task is to return the modified string that can be obtained after performing the given operations.
Note: A left shift by 1 refers to removing the first character of S and append it to the end. Similarly, a right shift by 1 refers to removing the last character of S and insert at the beginning.

Examples

Input: S = “abc”, shift[][] = {{0, 1}, {1, 2}}
Output: cab
Explanation:
[0, 1] refers to shifting  S[0] to the left by 1. Therefore, the string S modifies from “abc” to “bca”.
[1, 2] refers to shifting  S[0] to the right by 1. Therefore, the string S modifies from “bca”to “cab”.

Input: S = “abcdefg”, shift[][] = { {1, 1}, {1, 1}, {0, 2}, {1, 3} }
Output: efgabcd
Explanation:
[1, 1] refers to shifting S[0] to the right by 1. Therefore, the string S modifies from “abcdefg” to “gabcdef”.
[1, 1] refers to shifting S[0] to the right by 1. Therefore, the string S modifies from “gabcdef” to “fgabcde”.
[0, 2] refers to shifting S[0] to the left by 2. Therefore, the string S modifies from “fgabcde” to “abcdefg”.
[1, 3] refers to shifting S[0] to the right by 3. Therefore, the string S modifies from “abcdefg” to “efgabcd”.

Naive Approach: The simplest approach to solve the problem is to traverse the matrix shift[][] and shift S[0] by amount number of indices in the specified direction. After completing all shift operations, print the final string obtained.
Time Complexity: O(N2)
Auxiliary space: O(N)

Efficient Approach: To optimize the above approach, follow the steps below:

• Initialize a variable, say val, to store the effective shifts.
• Traverse the matrix shift[][] and perform the following operations on every ith row:
• If shift[i][0] = 0 (left shift), then decrease val by -shift[i][1].
• Otherwise (left shift), increase val by shift[i][1].
• Update val =  val % len (for further optimizing the effective shifts).
• Initialize a string, result = “”, to store the modified string.
• Now, check if val > 0. If found to be true, then perform the right rotation on the string by val.
• Otherwise, perform left rotation of the string by |val| amount.
• Print the result.

Below is the implementation of the above approach:

## Java

 `// Java implementation` `// of above approach` `import` `java.io.*;` `class` `GFG ` `{`   `  ``// Function to find the string obtained` `  ``// after performing given shift operations` `  ``static` `void` `stringShift(String s, ``int``[][] shift)` `  ``{` `    ``int` `val = ``0``;` `    ``for` `(``int` `i = ``0``; i < shift.length; ++i)`   `      ``// If shift[i][0] = 0, then left shift` `      ``// Otherwise, right shift` `      ``if` `(shift[i][``0``] == ``0``)` `        ``val -= shift[i][``1``];` `    ``else` `      ``val += shift[i][``1``];`   `    ``// Stores length of the string` `    ``int` `len = s.length();`   `    ``// Effective shift calculation` `    ``val = val % len;`   `    ``// Stores modified string` `    ``String result = ``""``;`   `    ``// Right rotation` `    ``if` `(val > ``0``)` `      ``result = s.substring(len - val, (len - val) + val)` `      ``+ s.substring(``0``, len - val);`   `    ``// Left rotation` `    ``else` `      ``result = s.substring(-val, len + val)` `      ``+ s.substring(``0``, -val);`   `    ``System.out.println(result);` `  ``}`   `  ``// Driver Code` `  ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args)` `  ``{` `    ``String s = ``"abc"``;` `    ``int``[][] shift` `      ``= ``new` `int``[][] {{ ``0``, ``1` `}, { ``1``, ``2` `}};`   `    ``stringShift(s, shift);` `  ``}` `}`   `// This code is contributed by Dharanendra L V`

Output:

`cab`

Time Complexity: O(N)
Auxiliary Space: O(N)

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