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Re^6: Challenge: 8 Letters, Most Words

by Limbic~Region (Chancellor)
on Oct 05, 2013 at 02:38 UTC ( #1056987=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^5: Challenge: 8 Letters, Most Words
in thread Challenge: 8 Letters, Most Words

I did that but it didn't reduce it dramatically. As I pointed out elsewhere, that only gets it down to 12_461_993.

Cheers - L~R

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Re^7: Challenge: 8 Letters, Most Words
by LanX (Chancellor) on Oct 05, 2013 at 14:51 UTC
    Yeah I agree about 12_461_993

    Anyway you don't need to check against all words in the dictionary, only taking the (at most) 256 subsets of a potential 8 letter combination. (less if letters are repeated)

    This can be done in a lookup in a prepared count-hash with normalized keys.

    Cheers Rolf

    ( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

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