## Kadane’s algorithm in C – Dynamic Programming

How do we find a keys that hold maximum consecutive values in sum from the given array?
The usual approach could be O(n^2).

But Kadanes algorithm can perform this same problem in a linear time.
here is the implementation using C

``````#include <stdio.h>

/*
* @author http://gullele.com
*
*/
void main()
{
int nums[] = {-1,2,3,-9,8,7,2};
int start_index;
int end_index;
int sum = maximum_consequential_sum(nums, &start_index, &end_index);
printf("maximum sum is %d n",sum );
printf("maximum index starts at %d n", start_index);
printf("maximum index ends at %d n", end_index);
}
/*
* Get the maximum subsequent sum from the given array
*/
int maximum_consequential_sum(int* nums, int*start_index, int*end_index)
{
int max_start_index = 0, max_end_index = 0;
int max_sum = 0;
int cur_index, cur_max_sum = 0;
for(cur_index = 0; cur_index <= max_sum ; cur_index++)
{
cur_max_sum += nums[cur_index];
if (cur_max_sum > max_sum)
{
max_sum = cur_max_sum;
max_end_index = cur_index;
}
if (cur_max_sum < 0)
{
cur_max_sum = 0 ;
max_start_index = cur_index + 1;
}
}
*start_index = max_start_index;
*end_index = max_end_index;
return max_sum;
}
```
```

The above code is, of course, just for illustration purpose. Make sure to check
for empty array and possible division by zero stuff..

To run this on Linux

1. Save the above file as kadanes.c
2. go to terminal and locate to the file