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Python 3 conversion of a Python 2 implementation of Knuth's "algorithm u" I found online
# Knuth's algorithm to partition ns into m sets.
# https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/1526/finding-all-k-subset-partitions
# http://cs.utsa.edu/~wagner/knuth/
# http://cs.utsa.edu/~wagner/knuth/fasc3b.pdf
# ns must be a list of integers
# m must be an integer less than len(ns)
# this is a generator expression
def algorithm_u(ns, m):
def visit(n, a):
ps = [[] for i in range(m)]
for j in range(n):
ps[a[j + 1]].append(ns[j])
return ps
def f(mu, nu, sigma, n, a):
if mu == 2:
yield visit(n, a)
else:
for v in f(mu - 1, nu - 1, (mu + sigma) % 2, n, a):
yield v
if nu == mu + 1:
a[mu] = mu - 1
yield visit(n, a)
while a[nu] > 0:
a[nu] = a[nu] - 1
yield visit(n, a)
elif nu > mu + 1:
if (mu + sigma) % 2 == 1:
a[nu - 1] = mu - 1
else:
a[mu] = mu - 1
if (a[nu] + sigma) % 2 == 1:
for v in b(mu, nu - 1, 0, n, a):
yield v
else:
for v in f(mu, nu - 1, 0, n, a):
yield v
while a[nu] > 0:
a[nu] = a[nu] - 1
if (a[nu] + sigma) % 2 == 1:
for v in b(mu, nu - 1, 0, n, a):
yield v
else:
for v in f(mu, nu - 1, 0, n, a):
yield v
def b(mu, nu, sigma, n, a):
if nu == mu + 1:
while a[nu] < mu - 1:
yield visit(n, a)
a[nu] = a[nu] + 1
yield visit(n, a)
a[mu] = 0
elif nu > mu + 1:
if (a[nu] + sigma) % 2 == 1:
for v in f(mu, nu - 1, 0, n, a):
yield v
else:
for v in b(mu, nu - 1, 0, n, a):
yield v
while a[nu] < mu - 1:
a[nu] = a[nu] + 1
if (a[nu] + sigma) % 2 == 1:
for v in f(mu, nu - 1, 0, n, a):
yield v
else:
for v in b(mu, nu - 1, 0, n, a):
yield v
if (mu + sigma) % 2 == 1:
a[nu - 1] = 0
else:
a[mu] = 0
if mu == 2:
yield visit(n, a)
else:
for v in b(mu - 1, nu - 1, (mu + sigma) % 2, n, a):
yield v
n = len(ns)
a = [0] * (n + 1)
for j in range(1, m + 1):
a[n - m + j] = j - 1
return f(m, n, 0, n, a)
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