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Topic: Generation of random binary trees
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Joe keane

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Re: Generation of random binary trees
Posted: Mar 1, 2014 6:54 PM
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In article <lelj4l$2s7$>,
Mok-Kong Shen <> wrote:
>Given n, I want to randomly generate a binary tree (unlabelled) that
>has n end nodes. Could someone kindly provide a reference containing
>an algorithm for doing that?

They are counted by Catalan numbers.

At worst you can generate some random strings like "()(())" and throw
out the ones that are illegal.

There's probably a better way.

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