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Re: (Golf) Minimizing the Bacon Number

by MeowChow (Vicar)
on May 15, 2001 at 05:16 UTC ( #80424=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to (Golf) Minimizing the Bacon Number

Here's a solution (plus extra credit :) at 151:
sub bacon { (%g,%d)=@_;for$k(keys%g){($i,@l,%v)=(0,$k);{!$v{$_}++and$d{$k}+=$i f +or@l;$i++;(@l=map{grep!$v{$_},@{$g{$_}}}@l)&&redo}}(sort{$d{$a}<=>$d{ +$b}}keys%d)[0] }
It runs in O(n^2).
   MeowChow                                   
               s aamecha.s a..a\u$&owag.print

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