Questions on the use of Mathematica in combinatorics, including the Combinatorica add-on package.

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Efficiently Visualising Very Large Data Sets (without running out of memory)

I have put a few really hard problems in combinatorics up against Mathematica 8. I'd have to say that it works really well, until you want to view the data. If you look at my question Advanced ...
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Advanced Tupling

I had asked this question before but I guess I did not make the question clear enough and I apologize for that. Here is the problem: Tuples gives me more data than ...
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How to apply a permutation to a symmetric square matrix?

Given a symmetric square matrix, how can I apply a permutation to the rows and columns (i.e. the same permutation to both the rows and the columns) such a way that the new structure of the matrix ...
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How to Derive Tuples Without Replacement

Given a couple of lists like a={1,2,3,4,6} and b={2,3,4,6,9} I can use the built-in Mathematica symbol ...
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Probability problem — Rube Goldberg solution?

A user posted this question on StackOverflow which was closed as off topic: 3 people are playing a game with a standard 52 card deck. Each player is given 2 cards each, possible cards and their ...
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Permutations[Range[12]] produces an error instead of a list

This input: Permutations[Range[12]] Results in this (error) output: ...
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Combination and Permutation

How could I obtain the list of all the groups of 5 numbers taken from Range[12] such that the 2 lists have an empty intersection : ...