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skiena's backtracking
def backtrack(A, k, N):
""" General backtrack algorithm which enumerates all possible solutions """
if is_a_solution(A, k, N):
process_solution(A, k, N)
k = k + 1
candidates = construct_candidates(A, k, N)
for c in candidates:
A[k-1] = c
backtrack(A, k, N)
def is_a_solution(A, k, N):
return k == N
def process_solution(A, k, N):
def construct_candidates(A, k, N):
in_perm = [False for i in range(N+1)]
for i in range(k):
in_perm[A[i]] = True
candidates = []
for i in range(1, N+1):
if not in_perm[i]:
return candidates
def bt_permutations(N):
A = [0 for i in range(N)]
backtrack(A, 0, N)
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