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Topic: Algorithm for deriving permutations
Replies: 26   Last Post: Oct 21, 2007 2:16 PM

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 Richard the Dreaded Libertarian Posts: 12 Registered: 1/29/05
Re: Algorithm for deriving permutations
Posted: Oct 21, 2007 2:16 PM

On Thu, 18 Oct 2007 19:09:06 -0500, Robert Israel wrote:

> Proginoskes <CCHeckman@gmail.com> writes:
>

>> On Oct 18, 2:36 pm, Richard Heathfield <r...@see.sig.invalid> wrote:
>> > hardwidg said:
>> >

>> > > On Oct 18, 10:33 am, Water Cooler v2 <wtr_...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> > >> I thought it would be too cumbersome as in the actual problem I have
>> > >> at hand, the number of "fruits" are about 255 and the number of boxes,

>> >
>> > > I don't think any algorithm can ever finish, since it sounds like you
>> > > want to list 255^60 entries, which is greater than 10^144.

>> >
>> > > The universe has something like 10^80 atoms and is less than 10^18
>> > > seconds old.

>> >
>> > > Even if you had every atom working for the life of the universe, you'd
>> > > still need them to create 10^46 entries each second! Even if they
>> > > could make one entry per Planck time, you'll still only be able to
>> > > create about 1/1000 of the entries!

>> >
>> > Just use a quantum computer to tap into the computational potential of
>> > infinitely many universes. Total runtime: about a sixteenth of a second
>> > (i.e. as long as it takes you to realise that it's finished).

>>
>> The only problem is that the output is spread across 10^144 universes.
>> Compiling the list in one universe will require all the time that you
>> saved by spreading out the work.
>>
>> Of course, if you had connections from each quantum universe to ours,
>> then they could write their output all at the same time, and it would
>> work.

>
> It would? Where in this universe would they put the output? We don't have
> enough atoms to write each entry on an existing atom. And if their output
> involves adding new atoms to our universe, it'll make things rather crowded...
> and have very serious effects on space-time.

You'd cache the answer to dynamic storage in the aether, and simply

Cheers!
Rich

Date Subject Author
10/18/07 Water Cooler v2
10/18/07 Randy Poe
10/18/07 Water Cooler v2
10/18/07 hardwidg
10/18/07 Richard Heathfield
10/18/07 Proginoskes
10/18/07 Robert Israel
10/18/07 Proginoskes
10/19/07 David Bernier
10/19/07 Richard Heathfield
10/18/07 Randy Poe
10/19/07 David Breton
10/19/07 Proginoskes
10/19/07 Richard Harter
10/19/07 Marshall
10/19/07 Patricia Shanahan
10/18/07 briggs@encompasserve.org
10/18/07 Patrick Hamlyn
10/19/07 mensanator
10/19/07 hagman
10/19/07 Patrick Hamlyn
10/19/07 Richard Heathfield
10/19/07 mensanator
10/19/07 rossum
10/20/07 Grouchy