● To improve our ability to implement algorithms and data structures in C++
● To implement a graph search in C++
● To use simple data structures to implement algorithms
● To become proficient in fundamental data structures used throughout computer science
● To improve our analytical skills while gaining familiarity with mathematical tools used in
the analysis of algorithms
● To implement an algorithm and understand its intricacies
For this lab, you will read summary map information from a file and implement two algorithms to
find paths between cities: a Breadth-First Search (BFS) on a graph, and a Depth-First Search
(DFS) on a graph. You are allowed to use any data structures in the C++ STL for this
assignment. Your final output will be in a single file, named worldmap.h, which will compile
without errors using the provided Makefile. In order to thoroughly test your program, you will
also submit a single input file named lab05.txt which has map information and queries in the
same format as the provided lab05.txt. It will be necessary to add additional test cases to the
lab05.txt file, following the provided example.
● Your worldmap.h file must compile and run with unmodified versions of the provided
lab05.txt and Makefile to produce the same output as our examples. If your class does
not, then you’ll need to fix it. After you get your class working, you should create several
examples on your own to further test your program to make sure it works with any valid
set of test cases.
● To help you understand the inner workings of this algorithm, you must create your own.
Once your program works correctly, draw a map of the cities in the provided input file
(lab05.txt) and show the final path taken by each technique (BFS and DFS).
Your C++ source code should be in a file called worldmap.h, and it should be compiled into an
executable called lab05.out using our provided Makefile. The output of worldmap.h must look
exactly like the examples below when run on the command line on our Unix machines.
BFS: Chicago, NYC, DC, Raleigh, Norfolk; distance traveled: 16
DFS: Chicago, NYC, DC, Raleigh, Clemson, Norfolk; distance traveled: 26
BFS: Clemson, Raleigh, DC, NYC, Norfolk; distance traveled: 20
DFS: Clemson, Raleigh, DC, NYC, Chicago, Norfolk; distance traveled: 26
BFS: DC, NYC, Raleigh, Norfolk, Chicago; distance traveled: 16
DFS: DC, NYC, Chicago; distance traveled: 9
Source Code Requirements
● Put a comment at the top of your source code file with your name (first and last), the
date of your submission, your lab section, and the assignment’s name.
● All functions should be commented. Use inline documentation as needed to explain
ambiguous, tricky, or important parts of your code.
● All source code must follow good programming style standards such as properly
indenting source code; and all variables, functions, and classes should be well-named.
● Your class must use dynamic memory allocation and deallocation properly, which means
your class cannot contain a memory leak. You may use valgrind to check for memory
leaks. Refer to the Unix manual and valgrind’s online documentation for more
information on valgrind.
● Your program must read input from a file. This file will be in the format city1, city2,
distance, with one such entry per line until a line is only “#####”
○ Following “#####”, there will be pairs of source, destination queries in the format,
● For each query, print a breadth-first and depth-first traversal of the graph, as well as the
total distance traveled to find the destination.
● In addition, for each traversal print out each city that is visited. For example
○ BFS: Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, New York, Baltimore, Ottawa,
Virginia Beach; distance traveled: 54
○ DFS: Boston, Washington DC, Virginia Beach; distance traveled: 25
Before the date/time stated on the CPSC 2121 Canvas webpage, you need to submit your code
to handin under the correct lab assignment. Make sure to submit all of the following.
1. All source files required for this lab (worldmap.h)
2. Your testing file (lab05.txt)
After you submit, always double check that the file(s) you submitted were the correct version.
To double check, download the submitted file(s), put them on one of our Unix machines, and
make sure they compile and run correctly.
If your class does not compile on our Unix machines or your assignment was not submitted on
time, you will receive a grade of 0 on this assignment. Otherwise, your class will be graded
using the criteria below.
Your class works correctly with our testing program(s) 6 points
Proper variable names, documentation, and code organization 2 points
Your class uses dynamic memory allocation/deallocation 1 point
properly (no memory leaks)
Alternate testing file containing map and query data you 1 point
created for testing which is distinct from that provided.
You must test, test, and retest your code to make sure it compiles and runs correctly and
efficiently on our Unix machines with any given set of valid inputs. This means that you need to
create many examples on your own (that are different from the provided lab05.txt) to ensure
you have a correctly working class. We will only test your program with valid sets of inputs.