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## #126 2012-04-30 07:58:36

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### Re: Generating Functions

I did use my function:

Input:

list : [6,6,6,6]\$
expand(CombOGF(list)/6^4);

Output:

x^24/1296+x^23/324+(5*x^22)/648+(5*x^21)/324+(35*x^20)/1296+(7*x^19)/162+(7*x^18)/108+(29*x^17)/324+(149*x^16)/1296+(5*x^15)/36+(103*x^14)/648+(14*x^13)/81+(77*x^12)/432+(14*x^11)/81+
(103*x^10)/648+(5*x^9)/36+(149*x^8)/1296+(29*x^7)/324+(7*x^6)/108+(7*x^5)/162+(35*x^4)/1296+(5*x^3)/324+(5*x^2)/648+x/324+1/1296

And the term with exponent 20 has the coefficient of 35/1296.

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## #127 2012-04-30 08:05:40

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### Re: Generating Functions

Now supposing 2 die had faces of 2,4,6,8,10,12 and 2 other die had faces of 1,3,5,7,9,11.
All four die are thrown once. What is the probability of them summing to 20 or more?

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## #128 2012-04-30 08:15:03

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### Re: Generating Functions

493/648?

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## #129 2012-04-30 08:19:42

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### Re: Generating Functions

That is not correct.

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## #130 2012-04-30 08:31:03

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### Re: Generating Functions

Thought so.

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## #131 2012-04-30 08:32:33

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### Re: Generating Functions

What did you have a problem with?

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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #132 2012-04-30 09:01:19

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### Re: Generating Functions

Altering the code to acompany the numbers on the dice.

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## #133 2012-04-30 09:04:08

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### Re: Generating Functions

There is a rather succinct method to do that in mathematics. It is called
summation notation. It is perfect. It is implemented in Maxima. That is why I suggested you use
math commands to do math tasks.

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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #134 2012-04-30 09:07:46

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### Re: Generating Functions

I did use the summation un a part of my code.

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## #135 2012-04-30 09:10:42

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### Re: Generating Functions

But you did not use parameters with the summation. Then the code is simple, fast and
complete.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #136 2012-04-30 21:43:42

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### Re: Generating Functions

Iwill try today you function. But I do not like that I have to type everything agin to make a GF for more dice.Here for 100 dice,I could just make code (agin to your disliking) to make me a list of 100 omes. I just put that list into my function and I am done.

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## #137 2012-04-30 21:48:06

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### Re: Generating Functions

You are misunderstanding my reasoning. It is not an arbitrary decision. It is not bobbym's
function.

1) Built in functions are faster and use less memory than procedural code.

2) Your function can not handle gf's that increment by more than one. Remember yours
did not get the right answer.

3) Supposing you were throwing 10 million die? Do you want to create a list of
10 million numbers? My function does not grow in size when the problem does

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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #138 2012-04-30 21:56:18

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### Re: Generating Functions

The first one is right.

The second one is not correct. I made a new one that uses the parameter n for the increment.

Third one is also right.

4)Is yyour function applicable to dice with more sides?

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## #139 2012-04-30 21:58:44

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### Re: Generating Functions

Of course!

About 2) Your new function is probably larger, uses more memory and is slightly slower.
In mine it easy to do things like that with no overhead increase. Bet it took you a couple of hours to

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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #140 2012-04-30 22:19:34

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### Re: Generating Functions

Nope,just one multiplication by n.

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## #141 2012-04-30 22:35:57

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### Re: Generating Functions

But I hope you can see that the one I want you to use is smaller.

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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #142 2012-05-01 08:37:55

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### Re: Generating Functions

Yes,I will try your way.

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## #143 2012-05-01 19:26:04

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### Re: Generating Functions

Is there something done?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #144 2012-05-01 22:41:57

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### Re: Generating Functions

Not yet. No access to Maxima yet.

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## #145 2012-05-02 02:13:43

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### Re: Generating Functions

Hi bobbym

Check out this link:A pdf file on GFs in counting problems

It isn't very much,but does explain some crucial things.

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## #146 2012-05-02 02:50:30

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### Re: Generating Functions

Hi anonimnystefy;

I disagree it is quite good.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #147 2012-05-02 02:56:17

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### Re: Generating Functions

Who said it wasn't good. Everything that you need is in there. Maybe a few more solved harder examples and it would be even better.

Hay,I found somewhere a GF for partitions of a number but I disagree with the formula. Could you post the partition GF you think is right?

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## #148 2012-05-02 03:18:36

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### Re: Generating Functions

Depends on what you are partitioning.

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## #149 2012-05-02 03:20:18

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### Re: Generating Functions

Partitions of a number.

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## #150 2012-05-02 03:21:15

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### Re: Generating Functions

Which numbers?

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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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