### What is Queue?

A queue is a linear list of elements in which deletions can take place only at one end called the front, and insertions can take place only at the end called the rear. The queue is a First In First Out type of data structure **(FIFO)**, the terms **FRONT** and **REAR** are used in describing a linear list only when it is implemented as a queue.

In computer science queues are used in multiple places e.g. in a time-sharing system program with the same priority from a queue waiting to be executed. A queue is a non-primitive linear data structure. it is a homogeneous collection of elements.

The process to add an element into a queue is called Enqueue and the process of removal of an element from the queue is called **Dequeue**.

**Basic features of Queue**

- Like stack, queue is also an ordered list of elements of similar data types.
- Queue is a FIFO( First in First Out ) structure.
- Once a new element is inserted into the Queue, all the elements inserted before the new element in the queue must be removed, to remove the new element.
**peek()**function is used to return the value of first element without dequeuing it.

**Implementation of Queue Data Structure**

The queue can be implemented in two ways :

- Static implementation (using arrays)
- Dynamic implementation (using linked list)

**Basics operations on the stack**

- Enqueue
- Dequeue

**Enqueue operation:**

**Algorithm for INSERTION operation**

- Check for the overflow condition.
- Check if the queue is empty.
- If the queue is empty, then both FRONT and REAR are set to zero, so that the new value can be stored at the 0th location. Otherwise, if the queue already has some values, then REAR is incremented so that it points to the next location in the array.
- The value is stored in the queue at the location pointed by REAR.

Queue_Insert (Queue, Size, Front, Rear, x) { if (Rear == Size - 1) Print Over flow if (Front = = -1) Set Front = 0 && Rear = 0 Else Rear = R + 1 Queue[Rear] = x EXIT }

**Dequeue operation: **

**Algorithm for DELETION operation**

- Check for underflow condition. An underflow occurs if FRONT = –1 or FRONT > REAR.
- If queue has some values, then FRONT is incremented so that it now points to the next value in the queue.

Queue_DELETE (Queue, Size, Front, Rear) { if (Front == - 1) Print Under flow x = Queue [Front] if (Front = = Rear) Set Front = -1 && Rear = -1 Else Front = Front + 1 EXIT }

**Code:**

## C++ Code

```
#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
class Queue {
int front, rear, capacity;
int* queue;
public:
Queue(int val)
{
front = rear = 0;
capacity = val;
queue = new int;
}
Queue() { delete[] queue; }
void queueEnqueue(int data)
{
if (capacity == rear) {
cout<<"Queue is full";
return;
}
else {
queue[rear] = data;
rear++;
}
return;
}
void queueDequeue()
{
if (front == rear) {
cout<<"Queue is empty"<<endl;
return;
}
else {
for (int i = 0; i < rear - 1; i++) {
queue[i] = queue[i + 1];
}
rear--;
}
return;
}
void queueDisplay()
{
int i;
if (front == rear) {
cout<<("Queue is Empty");
return;
}
cout<<endl;
for (i = front; i < rear; i++) {
cout<<queue[i]<<endl;
}
return;
}
void queueFront()
{
if (front == rear) {
cout<<"Queue is Empty";
return;
}
cout<<"Front Element is: "<<queue[front];
return;
}
};
int main()
{
Queue q(4);
q.queueDisplay();
q.queueEnqueue(20);
q.queueEnqueue(30);
q.queueEnqueue(40);
q.queueEnqueue(50);
q.queueDisplay();
q.queueEnqueue(60);
q.queueDisplay();
q.queueDequeue();
q.queueDequeue();
printf("after two node deletion");
q.queueDisplay();
q.queueFront();
return 0;
}
```

**Output:**

Queue is Empty

20

30

40

50

Queue is full

20

30

40

50

after two node deletion

40

50

Front Element is: 40

## Java Code

```
import java.util.*;
class Queue {
private static int front, rear, capacity;
private static int queue[];
Queue(int val)
{
front = rear = 0;
capacity = val;
queue = new int[capacity];
}
static void queueEnqueue(int data)
{
if (capacity == rear) {
System.out.println("Queue is full");
return;
}
else {
queue[rear] = data;
rear++;
}
return;
}
static void queueDequeue()
{
if (front == rear) {
System.out.println("Queue is empty");
return;
}
else {
for (int i = 0; i < rear - 1; i++) {
queue[i] = queue[i + 1];
}
if (rear < capacity)
queue[rear] = 0;
rear--;
}
return;
}
static void queueDisplay()
{
int i;
if (front == rear) {
System.out.println("Queue is Empty");
return;
}
for (i = front; i < rear; i++) {
System.out.printf("%d ", queue[i]);
}
System.out.println();
return;
}
static void queueFront()
{
if (front == rear) {
System.out.println("Queue is Empty");
return;
}
System.out.print("Front Element is: "+queue[front]);
return;
}
}
public class StaticQueueinjava {
public static void main(String[] args)
{
Queue q = new Queue(4);
q.queueDisplay();
q.queueEnqueue(20);
q.queueEnqueue(30);
q.queueEnqueue(40);
q.queueEnqueue(50);
q.queueDisplay();
q.queueEnqueue(60);
q.queueDisplay();
q.queueDequeue();
q.queueDequeue();
System.out.println("after two node deletion");
q.queueDisplay();
q.queueFront();
}
}
```

**Output:**

Queue is Empty

20 30 40 50

Queue is full

20 30 40 50

after two node deletion

40 50

Front Element is: 40

**Complexity Analysis of Queue Operations**

Just like Stack, in the case of a Queue too, we know exactly, on which position a new element will be added and from where an element will be removed, hence both these operations require a single step.

- Enqueue:
**O(1)** - Dequeue:
**O(1)** - Size:
**O(1)**

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