Data Structure: Tree

mind the data structure: here comes the tree

Recursively Traverse a Tree

  1. Top-down: node first, like a pre-order
  2. Bottom-up: like post-order

BST: Binary Search Tree

  1. Left sub-tree key <= parent node’s key
  2. Right sub-tree key >= parent node’s key


left sub-tree key <= node key <= right sub-tree key


# Definition for a binary tree node.
# class TreeNode:
#     def __init__(self, x):
#         self.val = x
#         self.left = None
#         self.right = None

class Solution:
    def isValidBST(self, root):
        :type root: TreeNode
        :rtype: bool
        return self.BST(root, -2147483649, 2147483648)

    def BST(self, root, min, max):
        if root == None:
            return True
        if root.val <= min or root.val >= max:
            return False
        return self.BST(root.left, min, root.val ) and self.BST(root.right, root.val, max)

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L Ma (2018). 'Data Structure: Tree', Datumorphism, 03 April. Available at: