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Re: How to speed up this calculation?

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  • Subject: [mg37261] Re: [mg37200] How to speed up this calculation?
  • From: Sseziwa Mukasa <mukasa at>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 02:29:22 -0400 (EDT)
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On Wednesday, October 16, 2002, at 02:26 PM, Cheng Liu wrote:

> Dear group,
>          I have the following question regarding a lengthy calculation
> using Mathematica:
> For given w points in x direction and h points in y direction, I can
> construct all the points using
>          h=10; w=8;
>          points=Flatten[Transpose[Outer[List,Range[w],Range[h]]],1]
> Next, I need to find all the possible pairs of point including points
> themselves, i.e., pair AA.  I can use
>          pairs=Outer[List,points,points,1]
> Then, I have to clear those pairs that repeat themselves, i.e., pair 
> AB and
> pair BA.  Also, when w and h are of the order of 1000s, the computation
> takes a very long time.  Is there a better way of doing the second 
> part of
> the computation?  Thanks in advance.

Have you tried using the KSubsets function from 
DiscreteMath`Combinatorica`?  What you want are all KSubsets of length 
2 plus the original set of points duplicated for example:




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