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helpers: powerset and trivial_partition_set
authorSimon Désaulniers <>
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:00:36 +0000 (17:00 -0500)
committerSimon Désaulniers <>
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:26:41 +0000 (15:26 -0500)
- the powerset is the set of all combinations of a given set;
- the trivial partition set is the simplest partition of a set. For e.g., the
  trivial partition set of {a, b, c}, is simply {{a}, {b}, {c}}.


index ab87f769fe5836004c920ad73e63a7c5de706641..ce655761405b9a972b58cda4e0e8552052b1daee 100644 (file)
@@ -170,6 +170,29 @@ function helpers.spairs(t)
+-- create trivial partition of a set. The trivial partition set is the simplest
+-- partition of a set. For e.g., the trivial partition set of {a, b, c}, is
+-- simply {{a}, {b}, {c}}.
+function helpers.trivial_partition_set(set)
+    local ss = {}
+    for _,e in pairs(set) do
+        ss[#ss+1] = {e}
+    end
+    return ss
+-- creates the powerset of a given set
+function helpers.powerset(s)
+    if not s then return {} end
+    local t = {{}}
+    for i = 1, #s do
+        for j = 1, #t do
+            t[#t+1] = {s[i],unpack(t[j])}
+        end
+    end
+    return t
 -- }}}
 return helpers