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Topic: List help needed
Replies: 2   Last Post: Oct 30, 1996 12:21 AM

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 John Rowney Posts: 2 Registered: 12/11/04
List help needed
Posted: Oct 25, 1996 10:21 PM

Hi,

I need a little help with lists. What I would like to do is the
following:

From a list of length N, construct all possible lists of length n<N from
N by combining adjacent elements of the original list into sub lists.
This might become clearer with an example.

Given {a,b,c,d,e} of length 5, ALL possible length 4 lists subject to
the conditions above are:

{{a,b},c,d,e}, {a,{b,c},d,e}, {a,b,{c,d},e} and {a,b,c,{d,e}}

two of the possible length 3 lists are

{a,{b,c,d},e} and {{a,b},c,{d,e}}

I hope you get the picture.

In the "real" problem, N would be around 20 and n would be around 10.

John
jrowney@arco.com

Date Subject Author
10/25/96 John Rowney
10/30/96 Seth J. Chandler
10/30/96 Todd Gayley