# 80.remove-duplicates-from-sorted-array-ii

## Statement

``````// nums 是以“引用”方式传递的。也就是说，不对实参做任何拷贝
int len = removeDuplicates(nums);
// 在函数里修改输入数组对于调用者是可见的。
// 根据你的函数返回的长度, 它会打印出数组中 该长度范围内 的所有元素。
for (int i = 0; i < len; i++) {
print(nums[i]);
}
``````

``````输入：nums = [1,1,1,2,2,3]

``````

``````输入：nums = [0,0,1,1,1,1,2,3,3]

``````

• `1 <= nums.length <= 3 * 104`
• `-104 <= nums[i] <= 104`
• `nums` 已按升序排列

Given an integer array `nums` sorted in non-decreasing order, remove some duplicates in-place such that each unique element appears at most twice. The relative order of the elements should be kept the same.

Since it is impossible to change the length of the array in some languages, you must instead have the result be placed in the first part of the array `nums`. More formally, if there are `k` elements after removing the duplicates, then the first `k` elements of `nums` should hold the final result. It does not matter what you leave beyond the first `k` elements.

Return `k` after placing the final result in the first `k` slots of `nums`.

Do not allocate extra space for another array. You must do this by modifying the input array in-place with O(1) extra memory.

Custom Judge:

The judge will test your solution with the following code:

``````int[] nums = […]; // Input array
int[] expectedNums = […]; // The expected answer with correct length
int k = removeDuplicates(nums); // Calls your implementation
assert k == expectedNums.length;
for (int i = 0; i < k; i++) {
assert nums[i] == expectedNums[i];
}
``````

If all assertions pass, then your solution will be accepted.

Example 1:

``````Input: nums = [1,1,1,2,2,3]
Output: 5, nums = [1,1,2,2,3,]
Explanation: Your function should return k = 5, with the first five elements of nums being 1, 1, 2, 2 and 3 respectively.
It does not matter what you leave beyond the returned k (hence they are underscores).
``````

Example 2:

``````Input: nums = [0,0,1,1,1,1,2,3,3]
Output: 7, nums = [0,0,1,1,2,3,3,``````,_]
Explanation: Your function should return k = 7, with the first seven elements of nums being 0, 0, 1, 1, 2, 3 and 3 respectively.
It does not matter what you leave beyond the returned k (hence they are underscores).
``````

Constraints:

• `1 <= nums.length <= 3 * 104`
• `-104 <= nums[i] <= 104`
• `nums` is sorted in non-decreasing order.

## Solution

``````from typing import List

class Solution:
def removeDuplicates(self, nums: List[int]) -> int:
pre = -1e5
num = 0
n = len(nums)
ix = 0

for i in range(n):
cur = nums[i]
if cur == pre and num >= 2:
continue
nums[ix] = cur
ix += 1
if cur == pre:
num += 1
else:
pre = cur
num = 1

return ix
``````