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Alexander Bogomolny’s UnOrdered Permutation Algorithm
  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 19 Feb, 2020

The Alexander Bogomolyn’s algorithm is used to permute first N natural numbers.
Given the value of N we have to output all the permutations of numbers from 1 to N.

Examples:

Input : 2
Output : 1 2
         2 1

Input : 3
Output : 1 2 3
         1 3 2
         2 1 3
         3 1 2
         2 3 1
         3 2 1

The idea is to maintain an array to store the current permutation. A static integer level variable is used to define these permutations.

  1. It initializes the value of current level and permutes the remaining values to the higher levels.
  2. As the assigning action of the values reaches to the highest level, it prints the permutation obtained.
  3. This approach is recursively implemented to obtain all possible permutations.

C++




// CPP program to implement Alexander
// Bogomolny’s UnOrdered Permutation Algorithm
#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
  
// A function to print the permutation.
void print(int perm[], int N)
{
    for (int i = 0; i < N; i++)
        cout << " " << perm[i];
    cout << "\n";
}
  
// A function implementing Alexander Bogomolyn 
// algorithm.
void AlexanderBogomolyn(int perm[], int N, int k)
{
    static int level = -1;
  
    // Assign level to zero at start.
    level = level + 1;
    perm[k] = level;
  
    if (level == N)
        print(perm, N);
    else
        for (int i = 0; i < N; i++)
  
            // Assign values to the array 
            // if it is zero.
            if (perm[i] == 0)
                AlexanderBogomolyn(perm, N, i);
  
    // Decrement the level after all possible
    // permutation after that level.
    level = level - 1;
      
    perm[k] = 0;
}
  
// Driver Function
int main()
{
    int i, N = 3;
    int perm[N] = { 0 };
    AlexanderBogomolyn(perm, N, 0);
    return 0;
}


Java




// Java program to implement 
// Alexander Bogomolny UnOrdered 
// Permutation Algorithm
import java.io.*;
  
class GFG
{
static int level = -1;
  
// A function to print
// the permutation.
static void print(int perm[], int N)
{
    for (int i = 0; i < N; i++)
        System.out.print(" " + perm[i]);
    System.out.println();
}
  
// A function implementing 
// Alexander Bogomolyn algorithm.
static void AlexanderBogomolyn(int perm[], 
                               int N, int k)
{
  
    // Assign level to 
    // zero at start.
    level = level + 1;
    perm[k] = level;
  
    if (level == N)
        print(perm, N);
    else
        for (int i = 0; i < N; i++)
  
            // Assign values 
            // to the array 
            // if it is zero.
            if (perm[i] == 0)
                AlexanderBogomolyn(perm, N, i);
  
    // Decrement the level 
    // after all possible 
    // permutation after 
    // that level.
    level = level - 1;
      
    perm[k] = 0;
}
  
// Driver Code
public static void main (String[] args)
{
    int i, N = 3;
    int perm[] = new int[N];
    AlexanderBogomolyn(perm, N, 0);
}
}
  
// This code is contributed by anuj_67.


Python3




# Python3 program to implement Alexander 
# Bogomolny’s UnOrdered Permutation Algorithm 
  
# A function to prthe permutation. 
def printn(perm, N):
    for i in range(N):
        print(" ",perm[i], sep = "", end = "")
    print()
      
# A function implementing Alexander Bogomolyn 
# algorithm. 
level = [-1
def AlexanderBogomolyn(perm, N, k):
  
    # Assign level to zero at start. 
    level[0] = level[0] + 1
    perm[k] = level[0
    if (level[0] == N):
        printn(perm, N) 
    else:
        for i in range(N):
              
            # Assign values to the array 
            # if it is zero. 
            if (perm[i] == 0):
                AlexanderBogomolyn(perm, N, i) 
      
    # Decrement the level after all possible 
    # permutation after that level. 
    level[0] = level[0] - 1
      
    perm[k] = 0
    return
  
# Driver code 
N = 3
perm = [0]*N
AlexanderBogomolyn(perm, N, 0
  
# This code is contributed by SHUBHAMSINGH10


C#




// C# program to implement 
// Alexander Bogomolny UnOrdered 
// Permutation Algorithm
using System;
  
class GFG
{
static int level = -1;
  
// A function to print
// the permutation.
static void print(int []perm, 
                  int N)
{
    for (int i = 0; i < N; i++)
        Console.Write(" " + perm[i]);
    Console.WriteLine();
}
  
// A function implementing 
// Alexander Bogomolyn algorithm.
static void AlexanderBogomolyn(int []perm, 
                               int N, int k)
{
  
    // Assign level to 
    // zero at start.
    level = level + 1;
    perm[k] = level;
  
    if (level == N)
        print(perm, N);
    else
        for (int i = 0; i < N; i++)
  
            // Assign values 
            // to the array 
            // if it is zero.
            if (perm[i] == 0)
                AlexanderBogomolyn(perm, N, i);
  
    // Decrement the level 
    // after all possible 
    // permutation after 
    // that level.
    level = level - 1;
      
    perm[k] = 0;
}
  
// Driver Code
public static void Main ()
{
    int N = 3;
    int []perm = new int[N];
    AlexanderBogomolyn(perm, N, 0);
}
}
  
// This code is contributed 
// by anuj_67.


Output:

1 2 3
1 3 2
2 1 3
3 1 2
2 3 1
3 2 1

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