Combinatorial Algorithms : An Update by Herbert S. Wilf

By Herbert S. Wilf

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23-29. [Wi] H. S. WILF, The uniform selection of free trees, 3. Algorithms, 2 (1981), pp. 204-207. [Wo] NICOLAS C. WORMALD, Generating random regular graphs, J. Algorithms, 5 (1984), pp. 247-280. [WROM] ROBERT ALAN WRIGHT, BRUCE RICHMOND, ANDREW ODLYZKO, AND BRENDAN D. McKAY, Constant time generation of free trees, SIAM J. , 15 (1986), pp. 540-548. BIBLIOGRAPHY 45 [WY] HERBERT S. WILF AND NANCY A. YOSHIMURA, Ranking rooted trees, and a graceful application, in Perspectives in Computing, Proc. S.

One way to do this is to construct a small family of basic transformations that generate the whole set of objects from which we want to sample. Then begin with some particular object and carry out some large number of randomly chosen basic transformations. It will often happen that enough mixing takes place that the resulting object will have a very nearly uniform distribution, but the number of moves that need to be executed may well be too large to permit efficient use of the method. " We fix two positive 37 38 CHAPTER 8 integers n, k, and consider the set of all circular arrangements of n beads, where each of the beads is colored in one of k given colors.

The level sequence provides another, natural, ordering of all subtrees. Precisely, let U and V be subtrees of an ordered tree T. The level subsequence L(U) of U is the (consecutive) subsequence of L(T) that belongs to vertices of U. The level subsequences of all subtrees of T can be ordered lexicograph23 24 CHAPTER 5 FIG. 1. An ordered, rooted tree, with its visitation and level sequences. ically. Then we can say that U < V if L(U) < L(V) in that ordering. In general, if T is some given rooted tree, then there will be many ordered trees T' such that T' is an ordering of T.

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