(42S) Subfactorial
09-11-2021, 08:24 AM
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 ijabbott Senior Member Posts: 1,262 Joined: Jul 2015
RE: (42S) Subfactorial
(09-06-2021 04:43 PM)Eddie W. Shore Wrote:  The subfactorial finds all the possible arrangements of a set of objects where none of the objects end up in their original position.

For example, when arranging the set {1, 2, 3, 4} the subfactorial counts sets such as {2, 1, 4, 3} and {3, 4, 1, 2} but not {1, 4, 3, 2}. For the positive integers: !n < n!.

I believe such arrangements are called "derangements" in combinatorics, so the subfactorial is the number of derangements. Great word!

— Ian Abbott
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