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Old 02-11-2011
Question Combination of numbers

Hello Group,

I have a file of data that contain

I request you help with a shell script for generate all posible combination of these numbers with the following output:

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 =
2 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 =
3 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 =

Thanks in advance.

# 2  
Old 02-12-2011
 $ ruby -e '"file").split; a.permutation(a.length).to_a.each {|x| puts x.join}'

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Old 02-12-2011
Hello kurumi / Forum,

Thanks for your prompt response. I have Cygwin and I was unable to execute the ruby command.
Do you have an "awk" script version that I can use instead of this script?

I really appreciate it your help

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Old 02-13-2011
paste -sd " " file | awk '{split($0,a," ")}END{
for(i=1;i<=NF;i++) {printf $i;for(j=2;j<=NF;j++) {printf "+"a[j]}print "="}

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Old 02-13-2011
If you mean permutations, rather than combinations, this can be done relatively easily using recursion in a shell that has local variables:
function perm {
  typeset p=$1 s=$2 i
  for i in "${NR[@]}"
    if [ $p -eq 1 ]; then
      printf "%s%s=\n" "$s" "$i"
      perm $((p-1)) "$s$i+"

while read nr; do
done < infile
perm ${#NR[@]}

The trouble is the exponential increase in the time required with increasing numbers

With awk:
awk 'function perm(p,s,     i) {
           printf "%s%s=\n",s,A[i]
           perm(p-1,s A[i]"+")
     }' infile

So I think this kind of exercise is best left to a general programming language

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Old 02-13-2011
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 =
2 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 =
3 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 =
Inho this not an example of combinations or an example of permutations.
What is the process?
# 7  
Old 02-13-2011
My understand is, this is homework again.
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