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Re: Non- recursive permutation of arrays.

by ariels (Curate)
on Mar 25, 2002 at 08:08 UTC ( #154043=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Non- recursive permutation of arrays.

Or, you could just count up to the product of the array sizes, and use the count to compute the offsets into the arrays (I think a note described this, but no code). If you have lists of lengths l1,...,lk, think of the numbers 0..(l1*...*lk-1). You want to convert them to a variable-base number system, where the first digit can be 0..l1-1, the second digit can be 0..l2-1,...

#!/usr/local/bin/perl -w use strict; my @aoa = ( [('a'..'f')], [('A'..'C')], [(1..2)], ); my $iter = make_permutator(@aoa); while (my @els = $iter->() ){ print "@els\n"; } # ariels' code from here sub make_permutator { use integer; my @idx_link = (0, @_); return sub { my $idx = $idx_link[0]++; my @ret; for my $i (1..$#idx_link) { push @ret, $idx_link[$i][$idx % @{$idx_link[$i]}]; $idx /= @{$idx_link[$i]}; } return $idx ? () : @ret; } }

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Re: Re: Non- recursive permutation of arrays.
by shotgunefx (Parson) on Mar 25, 2002 at 10:28 UTC
    Interesting take. That way solution wouldn't have occured to me. I do think it's a bit more obfu though. I had to stare at it for a minute (Maybe just me though!). The best thing (IMHO) about Perl is how many different ways you can accomplish a single goal.


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