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*Subject*: [mg40294] Re: [mg40279] Need a nice way to do this
*From*: Selwyn Hollis <selwynh at earthlink.net>
*Date*: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 04:08:52 -0500 (EST)
*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
Steve,
Nice problem. The following seems to work pretty well (and on the more
general problem):
countdiffs[s_List] := Module[{members, totals, g},
members = Union[s];
totals = Count[s, #] & /@ members;
g = {};
Scan[ Module[{i}, i = First@First@Position[members, #];
PrependTo[g, Plus @@ totals - totals[[i]]];
totals[[i]]--]&,
Reverse[s] ];
g ]
s = Table[Random[Integer, {1, 9}], {10}]
{3, 4, 4, 9, 9, 4, 1, 6, 1, 3}
countdiffs[s]
{0, 1, 1, 3, 3, 3, 6, 7, 7, 8}
Since this will probably become a speed contest :) ...
s = Table[Random[Integer, {1, 9}], {5000}];
First@Timing[countdiffs[s];]
1.53 Second
(4.1.5, Mac OS X, 1GHz DP)
-----
Selwyn Hollis
http://www.math.armstrong.edu/faculty/hollis
On Saturday, March 29, 2003, at 05:19 AM, Steve Gray wrote:
> Given a list consisting of only two distinct values, such as
> s={a,b,b,a,a,a,b,a,b,a,a}, I want to derive a list of equal length
> g={0,1,1,2,2,2,4,3,5,4,4}. The rule is: for each position
> 1<=p<=Length[s], look at list s and set g[[p]] to the number of
> elements in s to the left of p which are not equal to s[[p]].
> In a more general version, which I do not need now, s would
> not be restricted to only two distinct values.
>
> Thank you for any ideas, including other applications where
> this particular calculation is used. The current application is an
> unusual conjecture in geometry.
>
>
>
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