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### Are there fast rank and unrank algorithms for integer vectors under the action of a permutation group?

We are distributing $m$ indistinguishable balls in $k$ numbered boxes $S=\{1,2,\ldots,k\}$. A distribution is a tuple of nonnegative integers $a=(a_1,\ldots,a_k)$ whose sum is $m$. We also have a ...
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### A (really!) cute identity between product of binomials

As an off-shot of my earlier MO question, I have found a "really cute" identity. The connection is revealed in the limit $q\rightarrow 1$. So, I would like to ask: QUESTION. Is there a ...
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### Bijective proof for a partition identity

I came across the following cute fact about partitions: \begin{align} & |\{\lambda \vdash n \text{ with an even number of even parts}\}| \\[8pt] & {} - |\{ \lambda \vdash n \text{ with an odd ...
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### Bijective proof of recurrence for rooted unlabeled trees

Would've been a better question for Christmas than Thanksgiving, but alas... Let $t_n$ denote the number of rooted, unlabeled trees on $n$ vertices (OEIS A000081). These are the isomorphism classes of ...
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### Bijection from "black-white balanced" partitions to pairs of partitions

Definition Call a partition $\lambda$ of an even integer $2n$ "black-white balanced" if the following equivalent conditions are satisfied: In the usual (Ferrers-)Young diagram of $\lambda$, ...
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### Reference request: colored Motzkin path interpretation of Catalan numbers

Recall that a Dyck path of length $2n$ is a lattice path in $\mathbb{Z}^2$ from $(0,0)$ to $(2n,0)$ consisting of $n$ up steps $U=(1,1)$ and $n$ down steps $D=(1,-1)$ which never goes below the $x$-...
Let $S_n$ be the set of permutations on $\{1,2,\dotsc,n\}$. A peak-value of $\pi$ is some $\pi_i$ such that $\pi_{i-1} < \pi_i > \pi_{i+1}$, where $1<i<n$. Let $PV(\pi)$ denote the set of ...