four_fifths, a Python code which searches for a solution to the problem of finding four fifth powers that sum to a fifth power, that is, integers a, b, c, d and e such that a^5+b^5+c^5+d^5=e^5. Euler conjectured that no solution was possible. The code is by Brian Hayes.
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four_fifths is available in a Python version.
subset, a Python code which enumerates, generates, randomizes, ranks and unranks combinatorial objects including combinations, compositions, Gray codes, index sets, partitions, permutations, polynomials, subsets, and Young tables. Backtracking routines are included to solve some combinatorial problems.
Brian Hayes