Difference between revisions of "Haskell Quiz/Weird Numbers/Solution Bailey"
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−  The implementation below isn't very 
+  The implementation below isn't very efficient, apparently (the thread referred to in the comments talks about why not), or particularly fast, but it does work. 
The heart of the solution is the ''is_weird'' function. It takes a number and determines if its weird. The first weird number is 70, so all numbers below that are thrown out. 
The heart of the solution is the ''is_weird'' function. It takes a number and determines if its weird. The first weird number is 70, so all numbers below that are thrown out. 

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is_weird n  n < 70 = False 
is_weird n  n < 70 = False 

is_weird n = 
is_weird n = 

−  let divisors = [ 
+  let divisors = [d  d < [1..(n `div` 2)], n `mod` d == 0] 
divisor_subsets = powerSet divisors 
divisor_subsets = powerSet divisors 

in 
in 

−  +  sum divisors > n && not (any (\subset > sum subset == n) divisor_subsets) 

find_weird n = take n [w  w < [70..], is_weird w] 
find_weird n = take n [w  w < [70..], is_weird w] 
Latest revision as of 07:25, 11 February 2010
The implementation below isn't very efficient, apparently (the thread referred to in the comments talks about why not), or particularly fast, but it does work.
The heart of the solution is the is_weird function. It takes a number and determines if its weird. The first weird number is 70, so all numbers below that are thrown out.
If the number is greater than 70, I first find all the divisors up to n / 2 for that number. Using powerSet, I then find all possible subsets of those divisors.
Finally, the function first ensures the sum of all the divisors is greater than n. Next, it searches all the subsets and determines if any of them sum to the value of n. If not, the number is weird!
Optimizations might include generating the powerset such that the longest lists come first, to find numbers that aren't weird sooner.
A bonus function, find_weird, takes an argument and finds the first n weird numbers.
 powerSet found courtesy of http://haskell.org/hawiki/PreludeExts
 originally from http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskellcafe/2003June/004484.html
powerSet :: [a] > [[a]]
powerSet [] = [[]]
powerSet (x:xs) = xss ++ map (x:) xss
where xss = powerSet xs
 Only positive numbers. 70 is first weird number, so exclude all below 69.
is_weird n  n < 70 = False
is_weird n =
let divisors = [d  d < [1..(n `div` 2)], n `mod` d == 0]
divisor_subsets = powerSet divisors
in
sum divisors > n && not (any (\subset > sum subset == n) divisor_subsets)
find_weird n = take n [w  w < [70..], is_weird w]