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Vectors in cpp


  • begin -> 1st element
  • end -> last element
  • r -> reverse
  • c -> constant
cbegin() – constant iterator pointing to 1st element
crend() – constant reverse iterator, pointing to theoretical element i.e. preceding the 1st element


size() – number of elements
max_size() – maximum number of elements
capacity() – space currently allocated expressed as number of elements.
resize(n) – Resizes the container to n elements.
empty() – whether is empty.
shrink_to_fit() – Reduces the capacity to fit its size and destroys all elements beyond the capacity.
reserve() – Requests that the vector capacity be at least enough to contain n elements.

Element access:

reference operator [g] – reference to the element at position ‘g’ in the vector
at(g) – reference to the element at position ‘g’ in the vector
front() – reference to the first element in the vector
back() – reference to the last element in the vector
data() – direct pointer to the memory array used internally by the vector to store its owned elements.


assign() – assigns new value to the elements by replacing old ones
push_back() – push the elements from the back
pop_back() – pop elements from the back.
insert() – inserts new elements before specified position
erase() – remove element at position or range.
swap() – swap one vector with another (size may differ).
clear() – remove all elements.
emplace() – extends the container by inserting new element at position.
emplace_back() – insert new element to the end.