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 Post subject: Josephus permutation
PostPosted: Sun, 13 May 2012 19:05:43 UTC 
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Hello,

Though I can find the math for arriving at a solution for the Josephus problem, I can't find anything on arriving a the solution for the Josephus permutation (in it's general case).

Specifically:
Example: circle/list = 8, count out = 5
The output from this: 5, 2, 8, 7, 1, 4, 6, 3

Does anybody have the math?

Regards, Ian


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 Post subject: Re: Josephus permutation
PostPosted: Sun, 13 May 2012 19:11:36 UTC 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephus_problem

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 Post subject: Re: Josephus permutation
PostPosted: Sun, 13 May 2012 19:51:58 UTC 
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Thank you Shadow. However I know of this and it doesn't cover the permutation I am after.
http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~shamsbaa/Josephus.pdf is I fear too difficult for me right now.
http://www.wolframalpha.com/entities/ma ... /a3/5c/6b/ maybe defines what I want better.


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 Post subject: Re: Josephus permutation
PostPosted: Tue, 15 May 2012 16:53:47 UTC 
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Anybody know the math I need?


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