# LeetCode 703. Kth Largest Element in a Stream

## Description

https://leetcode.com/problems/kth-largest-element-in-a-stream/

Design a class to find the kth largest element in a stream. Note that it is the kth largest element in the sorted order, not the kth distinct element.

Implement KthLargest class:

• KthLargest(int k, int[] nums) Initializes the object with the integer k and the stream of integers nums.
• int add(int val) Returns the element representing the kth largest element in the stream.

Example 1:

Input
[[3, [4, 5, 8, 2]], [3], [5], [10], [9], [4]]
Output

[null, 4, 5, 5, 8, 8]

Explanation KthLargest kthLargest = new KthLargest(3, [4, 5, 8, 2]); kthLargest.add(3); // return 4 kthLargest.add(5); // return 5 kthLargest.add(10); // return 5 kthLargest.add(9); // return 8 kthLargest.add(4); // return 8

Constraints:

• 1 <= k <= 104
• 0 <= nums.length <= 104
• -104 <= nums[i] <= 104
• -104 <= val <= 104
• It is guaranteed that there will be at least k elements in the array when you search for the kth element.

## Explanation

A simple solution is to sort the list whenever adding a new value and then find the kth largest value.

## Python Solution

class KthLargest:

def __init__(self, k: int, nums: List[int]):

self.nums = nums
self.k = k

def add(self, val: int) -> int:
self.nums.append(val)
self.nums = sorted(self.nums)

return self.nums[len(self.nums) - self.k]

# Your KthLargest object will be instantiated and called as such:
# obj = KthLargest(k, nums)