Given a string str, find count of all palindromic permutations of it.
Input : str = "gfgf" Output : 2 There are two palindromic permutations fggf and gffg Input : str = "abc" Output : 0
The idea is based on below facts :
- A string can permute to a palindrome if number of odd occurring characters are at most one.
- One occurrence of the only odd character always goes to middle.
- Half of counts of all characters decide the result. In case of odd occurring character it is floor of half. Other half is automatically decided
For example if input string is “aabbccd”, the count of palindromic permutations is 3! (We get three by taking floor of half of all counts)
What if half itself has repeated characters?
We apply simple combinatorial rule and divide by factorial of half.
For example “aaaaaabbbb”, floor of half of string is 5. In half of a palindromic string, ‘a’ is repeated three times and ‘b’ is repeated two times, so our result is (5!) / (2!) * (3!).
The above solution causes overflow very early. We can avoid overflow by doing modular arithmetic. In the next article, we would be discussing modular arithmetic based approach.
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