# Problem

Given an array and a value, remove all instances of that value in place and return the new length.

Do not allocate extra space for another array, you must do this in place with constant memory.

The order of elements can be changed. It doesn’t matter what you leave beyond the new length.

Example: Given input array nums = [3,2,2,3], val = 3

Your function should return length = 2, with the first two elements of nums being 2.

# Java 实现

``````
package com.coderli.leetcode.algorithms.easy;

/**
* Given an array and a value, remove all instances of that value in place and return the new length.
* <p>
* Do not allocate extra space for another array, you must do this in place with constant memory.
* <p>
* The order of elements can be changed. It doesn't matter what you leave beyond the new length.
* <p>
* Example:
* Given input array nums = [3,2,2,3], val = 3
* <p>
* Your function should return length = 2, with the first two elements of nums being 2.
*
* @author li.hzh 2017-10-26
*/
public class RemoveElement {

public static void main(String[] args) {
RemoveElement removeElement = new RemoveElement();
System.out.println(removeElement.removeElement(new int[]{}, 3));
System.out.println(removeElement.removeElement(new int[]{2, 3, 3, 2}, 3));
System.out.println(removeElement.removeElementByAddCount(new int[]{2, 3, 3, 2, 4, 1}, 3));
}

public int removeElement(int[] nums, int val) {
int result = nums.length;
for (int i = nums.length - 1; i >= 0; i--) {
if (nums[i] == val) {
result--;
int temp = nums[result];
nums[result] = val;
nums[i] = temp;
}
}
return result;
}

public int removeElementByAddCount(int[] nums, int val) {
int result = 0;
for (int i = 0; i < nums.length; i++) {
if (nums[i] != val) {
nums[result++] = nums[i];
}
}
return result;
}
}

``````

## 分析

removeElement 解法，则是从后往前遍历，遇到给定值的元素，交换一下位置即可。

Thanks a lot.