Re: find subsets

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• Subject: [mg104752] Re: [mg104694] find subsets
• From: Tomas Garza <tgarza10 at msn.com>
• Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2009 06:50:41 -0500 (EST)
• References: <200911071147.GAA09918@smc.vnet.net>

```Try

In[2]:= Select[Ns,MemberQ[#,b]&&MemberQ[#,c]&]

Out[2]= {{a,b,c},{b,c,d},{b,c,e}}

Tomas

> Date: Sat, 7 Nov 2009 06:47:11 -0500
> Subject: [mg104694] find subsets
> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
>
> Hello,
> here is a quick question from a novice.
>
> First, generate a list of subsets using Subsets or KSubsets
> functions.
>
> Ns = KSubsets[{a,b,c,d,e},3] = {{a,b,c},{a,b,d},{a,b,e},{a,c,d}, etc.}
>
> How can one infer from that list a list of its members that contain
> given elements, e.g. a list of members that contain b, or those that
> contain both b and c? For illustration:
>
> Some_function[Ns, b and c] = { {a,b,c},{b,c,d},{b,c,e}}
>
> I keep thinking there must be a direct way to do this using Select or
> some other function?
>

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