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### Generating bitstring combinations using a butterfly network

I'm using a butterfly network to generate a random combination of a bitstring of length $n$ and weight $w$. Let me clarify it with an example. Suppose I want a random bitstring of length 8 and Hamming ...
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### Rank and frequency of permutations

(a) Let $[n] = \{1,\dotsc,n\}$, and let $\pi:[n]\to [n]$ be a permutation. Define an $n$-by-$n$ matrix $A=A(\pi)$ as follows: $A_{i,j}=1$ if $j>i$ and $\pi(j)>\pi(i)$, $A_{i,j}=-1$ If $j<i$ ...
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### Another question on provable non-existence of an efficient deterministic numerical method

Herewith I submit what may or may not be considered a simpler version of this question. The question is whether it is provable that there is no efficient deterministic numerical method for a ...
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### What is the expected minimum total matching distance between two partitions of identically and independently distributed points?

Suppose a square $[0,1]\times [0,1]$ in which $N$ vehicles $V_i$ and $N$ riders $R_i$ are distributed identically and independently (say, uniform distribution), a bipartite matching (or a permutation, ...
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### A question about permutation matrices

This question is trying to abstract out in a self-contained way the point that is probably being made in page 6 of this paper, https://arxiv.org/pdf/1604.03544.pdf and why Theorem 4.1 there works. ...
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### Girth of the symmetric group

Let $n \in \mathbb N$ and $\{\sigma,\tau\} \subset {\rm Sym}(n)$ be a generating set. Question: What is the maximal possible girth (if one varies $\sigma, \tau$) of the associated Cayley graph? I ...
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