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inOrder traversal of binary search tree

Jim Standish

Joined: Feb 24, 2006
Posts: 5
I'm having difficulty calling my inOrder method. The only thing that
shows is the root. I'm not absolutely sure if the data from my array
even got inserted, so I'll show you what I did to insert as well.

////////here's how I called *.inOrder(Node) from my main method://////////
Node node = new Node();
node = treeThreeData[0]
tree3.inOrder( node ); //The array is what was inserted
// previously to build the tree.

////////////here's the method I'm trying to call in my Tree class://////
public void inOrder ( Node aNode )
if (aNode != null)
inOrder (aNode.lChild);
inOrder (aNode.rChild);

////////////here's the way I inserted:///////////////////
int[] treeThreeData = { 45,55,57,59,60,67,100,101,107 };
for( int i = 0 ; i <= treeThreeData.length - 1 ; i++ )
tree3.insert( treeThreeData[i] );

///////////////*.insert calls this method in my Tree class://///////////
public void insert (int val)
Node newNode = new Node (val);

if (root == null)//If no nodes in tree yet...
root = newNode;
Node current = root;
Node parent = root;
while (current != null)
parent = current;
if (val < current.iData)
current = current.lChild;
current = current.rChild;
if (val < parent.iData)
parent.lChild = newNode;
parent.rChild = newNode;
Craig Wood
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Joined: Jan 14, 2004
Posts: 1535
Your methods and initializing are okay.
When you call inOrder with a new Node that has only a root element then that is all you get back from inOrder. If you send in the root of the tree then you will get back a complete listing of the tree nodes. Note the difference between:
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