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the product of a matrix and a permutation matrix [closed]

Can a permutation matrix (P) be used to change the rank of another matrix (M)? Is there any literature to this effect, or to the contrary? I've tried a few small examples and the resulting matrix (M2)...
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Sort with random deviations

I'm looking for an algorithm that will take a sorted array of numbers and generate a random permutation of this array in such a way that the probability of finding a larger element earlier in a ...
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Computing unique subset intersections

Given a set S = {si : {zj : z ∈ N} }, what is a time-efficient algorithm for computing the unique sets of intersections of all of the subsets of S? As per @JeffE's comment below, there are edge ...
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Complexity of the standardization

Let $(A, \leq)$ be a totally ordered alphabet. The standardization ${\tt std}(u)$ of a word $u \in A^n$ is the unique permutation of $n$ elements having the same inversions as $u$ (recall that an ...
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Asymptotically, how many permutations of $[1..n]$ have at most $k$ inversions?

Consider a permutation $\sigma$ of $[1..n]$. An inversion is defined as a pair $(i, j)$ of indices such that $i < j$ and $\sigma(i) > \sigma(j)$. Define $A_k$ to be the number of permutations ...
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Is there an efficient algorithm to find the i-th dearrangement?

Here is the background for this question. Friends and I were playing a game where everyone needs to give another people some gift. In order to determine who should give gift to whom, we decide to drew ...
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Efficiently finding the minimum number of transpositions needed to sort a list

I'd like an efficient method for calculating the minimum number of transpositions needed to sort a list. I don't need to know what the transpositions actually are. For example, the list [1, 1, 2, 0] ...
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Applications of representation theory of the symmetric group

Inspired by this question and in particular the final paragraph of Or's answer, I have the following question: Do you know of any applications of the representation theory of the symmetric group in ...
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Deciding whether an NC${}^0_3$ circuit computes a permutation or not

I would like to ask about a special case of the question “Deciding if a given NC0 circuit computes a permutation” by QiCheng that has been left unanswered. A Boolean circuit is called an NC0k circuit ...
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Two matrices related by a permutation $B = P A P^T$ - complexity

What is computational complexity of the following problem: given two complex $n\times n$ matrices $A$ and $B$ check if there is a permutation matrix $P$ such that: $$B = P A P^T.$$ If it helps, one ...
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Number of permutations which have the same Kendall-Tau distance

Input: The number of elements $m$ and an (positive) integer distance $d$. Ouput: The number of permutations of $m$ elements which have Kendall-Tau distance $d$ from a fixed permutation. I think there ...
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How to shuffle colour balls?

I have 400 balls, in which 100 are red, 40 are yellow, 50 are green, 60 are blue, 70 are purple, 80 are black. (balls of the same colour are identical) i need an efficient shuffling algorithm, so ...
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How to shuffle cards with restrictions?

I want as uniformly as possible to pick from all full shuffles such that this additional criterion applied. For example, i would like to shuffle 4 decks of cards, and make sure: Any consecutive 4 ...
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Deciding if a given $\mathsf{NC}^0$ circuit computes a permutation

What is the complexity of deciding whether an $\mathsf{NC}^0$ circuit with $n$ input bits and $n$ output bits computes a permutation of $\{0,1\}^n$? in the other words, whether every bit strings in ...
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finding permutations which fulfills given conditions

Let $K$ be an ordered finite set. Consider some function $g:K^2 \rightarrow R$ such that $g(k1,k1') + g(k2,k2') \ge g(k1,k2') + g(k2,k1')$ where $k1 > k2$ (in order A1) and $k1&#...
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Permutation pattern matching in strings

Loosely speaking, permutation pattern matching deals with problems of the following kind: Given permutations $\pi$ in $S_n$ and $\sigma$ in $S_m$, with $m\leq n$, does $\pi$ contain a subsequence $...
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List the $k$-faces of an $n$-dimensional simplex

Suppose you are given an $n$-dimensional simplex S = [ 0 1 ... n ] which for the time being we think of as an ascending array of numbers from $0$ to $n$. Given $...
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Lowerbounds for in-situ permutation

What is the best known lowerbound for the worst case complexity of in-situ permutation (also called in-place rearrangement)? Has there been any reported progress after the 1970's article by Knuth (...
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Choosing random permutations in “strict” polynomial time

This question compares "strict" polynomial time, as opposed to "expected" polynomial time. Let $S = \{1,2,…,n\}$, and let $O$ be an ordering on elements of $S$ (the number of orderings is $n!$). A ...
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Complexity of applying a permutation in-place

To my surprise, I was not able to find papers about this - probably searched the wrong keywords. So, we've got an array of anything, and a function $f$ on its indices; $f$ is a permutation. How do ...
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Counting length-k increasing subsequences in a permutation

(Originally posted on Math.SE.) Let $f$ be a permutation on $n$ letters. I want to count the number of $k$-long increasing subsequences quickly. One approach is to first use divide and conquer to ...
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Set Cover for Permutation Matrices

Given a set S of nxn permutation matrices (which is only a small fraction of the n! possible permutation matrices), how can we find minimal-size subsets T of S such that adding the matrices of T has ...
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How to compute ROOK Polynomials for NxM Matrices [closed]

How to compute ROOK Polynomials for NxM Matrices for k objects ?
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Constraint Satisfaction Problem: Choosing real numbers with variance in a certain range

I have a set of n real numbers. I want to repeatedly choose subsets of k elements such that the variance of these k numbers falls within some specified range, r = [l, u]. Moreover I want to do this ...
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Complexity of the Fisher-Yates Shuffle Algorithm

This question is in regard to the Fisher-Yates algorithm for returning a random shuffle of a given array. The Wikipedia page says that its complexity is O(n), but I think that it is O(n log n). In ...

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