reduction

Fillmore fillmore_remove at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 1 22:32:53 EDT 2016


Thank you, guys. Your suggestions are avaluable. I think I'll go with the tree

On 05/31/2016 10:22 AM, Fillmore wrote:
>
> My problem. I have lists of substrings associated to values:
>
> ['a','b','c','g'] => 1
> ['a','b','c','h'] => 1
> ['a','b','c','i'] => 1
> ['a','b','c','j'] => 1
> ['a','b','c','k'] => 1
> ['a','b','c','l'] => 0  # <- Black sheep!!!
> ['a','b','c','m'] => 1
> ['a','b','c','n'] => 1
> ['a','b','c','o'] => 1
> ['a','b','c','p'] => 1
>
> I can check a bit of data against elements in this list
> and determine whether the value to be associated to the data is 1 or 0.
>
> I would like to make my matching algorithm smarter so I can
> reduce the total number of lists:
>
> ['a','b','c','l'] => 0  # If "l" is in my data I have a zero
> ['a','b','c'] => 1      # or a more generic match will do the job
>
> I am trying to think of a way to perform this "reduction", but
> I have a feeling I am reinventing the wheel.
>
> Is this a common problem that is already addressed by an existing module?
>
> I realize this is vague. Apologies for that.
>
> thank you



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