# PARTITION_PROBLEM The Partition Problem

PARTITION_PROBLEM is a C library which seeks solutions of the partition problem, splitting a set of integers into two subsets with equal sum.

### Languages:

PARTITION_PROBLEM is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN90 version and a FORTRAN77 version and a MATLAB version and a Python version.

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PARTITION_PROBLEM, a dataset directory which contains examples of the partition problem, in which a set of numbers is given, and it is desired to break the set into two subsets with equal sum.

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### Reference:

1. Alexander Dewdney,
The Turing Omnibus,
Freeman, 1989,
ISBN13: 9780716781547,
LC: QA76.D45.
2. Brian Hayes,
The Easiest Hard Problem,
American Scientist,
Volume 90, Number 2, March-April 2002, pages 113-117.
3. Silvano Martello, Paolo Toth,
Knapsack Problems: Algorithms and Computer Implementations,
Wiley, 1990,
ISBN: 0-471-92420-2,
LC: QA267.7.M37.

### List of Routines:

• I4_ABS returns the absolute value of an I4.
• I4VEC_COPY copies an I4VEC.
• I4VEC_DOT_PRODUCT computes the dot product of two I4VEC's.
• I4VEC_SUM sums the entries of an I4VEC.
• PARTITION_BRUTE approaches the partition problem using brute force.
• PARTITION_COUNT counts the solutions to a partition problem.
• SUBSET_NEXT computes the subset lexicographic successor.
• TIMESTAMP prints the current YMDHMS date as a time stamp.

You can go up one level to the C source codes.

Last revised on 12 May 2012.