number producing algorithm
BAILEY CHRISTOPHER R
baileyc at boulder.Colorado.EDU
Sun Apr 8 07:34:37 AEST 1990
Help! I need an algorithm to generate a series of numbers. This series is
of variable length. For example, if I pass a 10 to the function, it needs
to generate numbers that have 10 digits. The catch is that the numbers it
generates can not have more than one of the same digit, so say, the passed
number is 3, it would generate the following:
0 1 2
0 2 1
1 0 2
1 2 0
2 0 1
2 1 0
So, basically, there are n! number of combinations/permutations (whichever
it is). Also, I would like it to start with 0 1 2 ... Right now, my
function just creates all numbers by counting in the base of the number that
is passed (in this case base 3), then it checks to see if there are more
than one of the same digit in the number, if so it throws it out. This is
being used to create node mappings for multipath graphs. My function is not
good because it takes forever when you get up to >6 nodes. Thanks!
Chris Bailey :: baileyc at tramp.Colorado.EDU
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