list question... unique values in all possible unique spots

George Sakkis george.sakkis at gmail.com
Sat Aug 9 15:28:23 CEST 2008


On Aug 9, 9:05 am, ToshiBoy <Toshi... at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm wondering how to do this the most elegant way: I found this quiz
> in some magazine. I've already solved it on paper, but want to write a
> python program to solve it. It comes down to being able to represent
> range(1,27) through a number of formulas. How do I write a loop that
> will loop through this list, so that: 1. every number only occurs
> once, and 2. I get every possibility of order within the list? I guess
> it'd be somewhat similar to Sudoku, where you have the numbers from
> 1-9 in any possible order. Here it's 1-26.

Search for a permutation generator function.

George



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