How many is "too many" with lists?

Matthew Hirsch meh9 at cornell.edu
Tue May 2 18:48:01 CEST 2000


Generating the list is slow.  I'm accessing each element with a for 
loop.  I was just curious.

Matt


In article <8emtqt$dsf$1 at nntp9.atl.mindspring.net>, aahz at netcom.com 
(Aahz Maruch) wrote:

> In article <meh9-068C25.11551802052000 at news.cit.cornell.edu>,
> Matthew Hirsch  <meh9 at cornell.edu> wrote:
> >
> >I'm building a list of lists each holding a combination of nCk where n 
> >is the total number of numbers and k is the number you are choosing.  
> >For example, I have 27 numbers, 0-26.  Looking at all combinations of 6 
> >taken from this sample produces 27!/(27-6)!6! =296010 different 
> >combinations stored in the original list.
> 
> So what's slow?  Generating the list or manipulating the list after it's
> created?
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