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Re: Finding shared element in two lists

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  • Subject: [mg114081] Re: Finding shared element in two lists
  • From: Jason Ebaugh <ebaughjason at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 05:58:02 -0500 (EST)

I figured out my original question this morning.
The answer is about as "functional" as one can get!

Use the built in function LongestCommonSequence[]


The solution for the first example is:
LongestCommonSequence [ myhouse, friendshouse ]

For the taxonomy question:
LongestCommonSequence [ aphid, mosquito ]



It is still a good exercise to solve these problems as if
LongestCommonSequence[] didn't exist.
I'll just add that to my very long "it would be great to have figured out"
list.


Jason

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