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Re: (Golf) Nearest Neighbors

by MeowChow (Vicar)
on Apr 05, 2001 at 00:39 UTC ( #69879=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (Golf) Nearest Neighbors

A bit late, considering tilly's death-blow, er... swing, but here's one that merlyn might appreciate, weighing in at 84 chars:
sub nn { my($p,@l)=sort{$a<=>$b}@_;@{(sort{$$a[0]<=>$$b[0]}map[$_-$p,$p+0,$p= +$_],@l)[0]}[1,2] }
               s aamecha.s a..a\u$&owag.print

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Re: Re: (Golf) Nearest Neighbors
by thospel (Hermit) on Oct 27, 2003 at 19:28 UTC
    Just saw this thread. Here is a destructive (only works once) solution at 46:

    sub nn{$a|=$"x$_.1for@_;$b.=$"until$a=~/1$b(1)/;@a=@-}

      Ah, I should think a bit more before submitting. Here is a 44 (and I should also mention it only works for smallish natural numbers, all different and at least 2 arguments):

      sub nn{$a|=2x$_.3for@_;$b.=2until$a=~/3$b(3)/;@a=@-}

      The need for the assign is a perlbug, otherwise it would be 41

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