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### Re: (tye)Re2: (Golf) Nearest Neighbors

by MeowChow (Vicar)
 on Apr 04, 2001 at 23:26 UTC ( #69825=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (tye)Re2: (Golf) Nearest Neighbors

Any solution which returns a pair of numbers that are in the list and represent a minimal distance from each other with respect to all other possible pairings is correct. We are comparing the distance between all possible number pairings, and returning a minimal one. So the following are all correct:
```nn(1,5,9,15) returns (1,5)
# or
nn(1,5,9,15) returns (5,9)
# or
nn(1,5,9,15) returns (9,5)
I don't really understand the beginning of your question though.
```   MeowChow
s aamecha.s a..a\u\$&owag.print```

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(tye)Re4: (Golf) Nearest Neighbors
by tye (Sage) on Apr 04, 2001 at 23:39 UTC

Ah! That's different!

The specification is simple: given a list of numbers, return the two which are nearest to one-another

I didn't parse the "one-" part (in my lame defense, my current window width wrapped the line right after the "-") so I was thinking you wanted the two numbers from a list closest to some other number not on the list.

So just ignore me. (:

- tye (but my friends call me "Tye")
```/ignore tye

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