# Necklaces¶

The algorithm used in this file comes from

• Sawada, Joe. “A fast algorithm to generate necklaces with fixed content”, Source Theoretical Computer Science archive Volume 301 , Issue 1-3 (May 2003)
sage.combinat.necklace.Necklaces(content)

Return the combinatorial class of necklaces with evaluation content.

A necklace is a list of integers that such that the list is the smallest lexicographic representative of all the cyclic shifts of the list.

See also

LyndonWords

INPUT:

• content – a list of non-negative integers

EXAMPLES:

sage: Necklaces([2,1,1])
Necklaces with evaluation [2, 1, 1]
sage: Necklaces([2,1,1]).cardinality()
3
sage: Necklaces([2,1,1]).first()
[1, 1, 2, 3]
sage: Necklaces([2,1,1]).last()
[1, 2, 1, 3]
sage: Necklaces([2,1,1]).list()
[[1, 1, 2, 3], [1, 1, 3, 2], [1, 2, 1, 3]]
sage: Necklaces([0,2,1,1]).list()
[[2, 2, 3, 4], [2, 2, 4, 3], [2, 3, 2, 4]]
sage: Necklaces([2,0,1,1]).list()
[[1, 1, 3, 4], [1, 1, 4, 3], [1, 3, 1, 4]]

class sage.combinat.necklace.Necklaces_evaluation(content)

Necklaces with a fixed evaluation (content).

INPUT:

• content – a list of non-negative integers
cardinality()

Return the number of integer necklaces with the evaluation content.

The formula for the number of necklaces of content $$\alpha$$ a composition of $$n$$ is:

$\sum_{d|gcd(\alpha)} \phi(d) \binom{n/d}{\alpha_1/d, \ldots, \alpha_\ell/d},$

where $$\phi(d)$$ is the Euler $$\phi$$ function.

EXAMPLES:

sage: Necklaces([]).cardinality()
0
sage: Necklaces([2,2]).cardinality()
2
sage: Necklaces([2,3,2]).cardinality()
30
sage: Necklaces([0,3,2]).cardinality()
2


Check to make sure that the count matches up with the number of necklace words generated.

sage: comps = [[],[2,2],[3,2,7],[4,2],[0,4,2],[2,0,4]]+Compositions(4).list()
sage: ns = [ Necklaces(comp) for comp in comps]
sage: all( [ n.cardinality() == len(n.list()) for n in ns] )
True

content()

Return the content (or evaluation) of the necklaces.

TESTS:

sage: N = Necklaces([2,2,2])
sage: N.content()
[2, 2, 2]

e()

Deprecated in trac ticket #17436. Use content() instead.

TESTS:

sage: N = Necklaces([2,2,2])
sage: N.e
doctest:...: DeprecationWarning: e attribute is deprecated. Use the content method instead
See http://trac.sagemath.org/17436 for details.
[2, 2, 2]


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