combinatoricslib3 3.3.0 API

Combinatoricslib 3.3.0 is a combinatorial objects stream generator for Java 8.

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Combinatoricslib 3.3.0 is a combinatorial objects stream generator for Java 8.

Features

  1. Library can generate the following combinatorial objects:
    • All possible simple combinations of a vector
    • All possible multi-combinations (with repetitions) of a vector
    • All possible permutations with and without repetitions of a vector
    • All possible sub-sets of a set
    • Cartesian product of multiple lists

1. Simple permutations

A permutation is an ordering of a set in the context of all possible orderings. For example, the set containing the first three digits, 123, has six permutations: 123, 132, 213, 231, 312, and 321.

This is an example of the permutations of the 3 string items (apple, orange, cherry):

    Generator.permutation("apple", "orange", "cherry")    .simple()    .stream()    .forEach(System.out::println);

The result of 6 permutations

    [apple, orange, cherry]    [apple, cherry, orange]    [cherry, apple, orange]    [cherry, orange, apple]    [orange, cherry, apple]    [orange, apple, cherry]
This generator can produce the permutations even if an initial vector has duplicates. For example,all permutations of (1, 1, 2, 2):
    Generator.permutation(1, 1, 2, 2)    .simple()    .stream()    .forEach(System.out::println);
The result of all possible permutations (with duplicates)
    [1, 1, 2, 2]    [1, 2, 1, 2]    [1, 2, 2, 1]    [2, 1, 1, 2]    [2, 1, 2, 1]    [2, 2, 1, 1]

2. Permutations with repetitions

Permutation may have more elements than slots. For example, all possible permutation of '12'in three slots are: 111, 211, 121, 221, 112, 212, 122, and 222.Let's generate all possible permutations with repetitions of 3 elements from the set of apple and orange.
List<List<String>> permutations = Generator    .permutation("apple", "orange")    .withRepetitions(3)    .stream()    .collect(Collectors.<List<String>>toList());    permutations.stream().forEach(System.out::println);

And the result of 8 permutations

    [apple, apple, apple]    [orange, apple, apple]    [apple, orange, apple]    [orange, orange, apple]    [apple, apple, orange]    [orange, apple, orange]    [apple, orange, orange]    [orange, orange, orange]

3. Simple combinations

A simple k-combination of a finite set S is a subset of k distinct elements of S. Specifying a subset does not arrange them in a particular order. As an example, a poker hand can be described as a 5-combination of cards from a 52-card deck: the 5 cards of the hand are all distinct, and the order of the cards in the hand does not matter.

Let's generate all 3-combination of the set of 5 colors (red, black, white, green, blue).

    List<List<String>> combinations = Generator.combination("red", "black", "white", "green", "blue")    .simple(3)    .stream()    .collect(Collectors.<List<String>>toList());    combinations.stream().forEach(System.out::println);

And the result of 10 combinations

    [red, black, white]    [red, black, green]    [red, black, blue]    [red, white, green]    [red, white, blue]    [red, green, blue]    [black, white, green]    [black, white, blue]    [black, green, blue]    [white, green, blue]

4. Multi-combinations

A k-multicombination or k-combination with repetition of a finite set S is given by a sequence of k not necessarily distinct elements of S, where order is not taken into account.

As an example. Suppose there are 2 types of fruits (apple and orange) at a grocery store, and you want to buy 3 pieces of fruit. You could select

- (apple, apple, apple)- (apple, apple, orange)- (apple, orange, orange)- (orange, orange, orange)

Example. Generate 3-combinations with repetitions of the set (apple, orange). You can pass an array as a parameter of the function.

    Generator.combination(new String[] { "apple", "orange" })    .multi(3)    .stream()    .forEach(System.out::println);
    [apple, apple, apple]    [apple, apple, orange]    [apple, orange, orange]    [orange, orange, orange]

5. Subsets

A set A is a subset of a set B if A is "contained" inside B. A and B may coincide. The relationship of one set being a subset of another is called inclusion or sometimes containment.

Examples:

The set (1, 2) is a proper subset of (1, 2, 3).

Any set is a subset of itself, but not a proper subset.

The empty set, denoted by ?, is also a subset of any given set X.

All subsets of (1, 2, 3) are:

    - ()    - (1)    - (2)    - (1, 2)    - (3)    - (1, 3)    - (2, 3)    - (1, 2, 3)

Here is a piece of code that generates all possible subsets of (one, two, three)

    List<List<String>> subsets = Generator    .subset("one", "two", "three")    .simple()    .stream()    .collect(Collectors.<List<String>>toList());    subsets.stream().forEach(System.out::println);

And the result of all possible 8 subsets

    []    [one]    [two]    [one, two]    [three]    [one, three]    [two, three]

6. Integer Partitions

In number theory, a partition of a positive integer n is a way of writing n as a sum of positive integers. Two sums that differ only in the order of their summands are considered to be the same partition; if order matters then the sum becomes a composition. A summand in a partition is also called a part.

The partitions of 5 are listed below:

1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 12 + 1 + 1 + 12 + 2 + 13 + 1 + 13 + 24 + 15

Let's generate all possible partitions of 5:

   Generator.partition(5)     .stream()     .forEach(System.out::println);

And the result of all 7 integer possible partitions:

[1, 1, 1, 1, 1][2, 1, 1, 1][2, 2, 1][3, 1, 1][3, 2][4, 1][5]

7. Cartesian product

This generator generates Cartesian product from specified multiple lists.

Set of lists is specified in the constructor of generator to generate k-element Cartesian product, where k is the size of the set of lists.

A simple k-element Cartesian product of a finite sets S(1), S(2)...S(k) is a set of all ordered pairs (x(1), x(2)...x(k), where x(1) ? S(1), x(2) ? S(2) ... x(k) ? S(k)

Example. Generate 3-element Cartesian product from (1, 2, 3), (4, 5, 6), (7, 8, 9).

   Generator.cartesianProduct(Arrays.asList(1, 2, 3), Arrays.asList(4, 5, 6), Arrays.asList(7, 8, 9))      .stream()      .collect(Collectors.<List<Integer>>toList());

And the result:

   [1, 4]   [1, 5]   [1, 6]   [2, 4]   [2, 5]   [2, 6]   [3, 4]   [3, 5]   [3, 6]

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