How many is "too many" with lists?
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.
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
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