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Ezekiel nwuguru
Ezekiel nwuguru

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DAY 5: Sort characters by frequency

Hey! It's day 5 of 10 days coding challenge with I4G. Today's challenge was to write a code that sorts characters by frequency.

Thought Process:
Understanding of problem: The problem here is to write a code that checks through a string and sorts each character based on their frequency of occurrence
Solution: In order to achieve this, I utilized some java classes such as HashMap and StringBuilder. The HashMap is java classes uses the Map interface to store key pair values. In this task I used it to iterate through the given string and store each character and its count in a Map. The character map was then sorted based on frequency and then the string builder was used to build the result back to a string.


  1. Instantiate the string builder to builder
  2. Instantiate the HashMap using the Map interface to charMap as a key pair of Character and Integer
  3. User for loop to traverse through the string and store it in the charMap
  4. Sort the character map for each key-value pairs
  5. Using another for loop iterate through the key-value pair and append to the string builder.
  6. Return the builder in string format

Checkout the code here:

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