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Power Set in Lexicographic order
  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 19 Apr, 2021

This article is about generating Power set in lexicographical order. 
Examples : 
 

Input : abc
Output : a ab abc ac b bc c

 

The idea is to sort array first. After sorting, one by one fix characters and recursively generates all subsets starting from them. After every recursive call, we remove last character so that next permutation can be generated. 
 

C++




// CPP program to generate power set in
// lexicographic order.
#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
 
// str : Stores input string
// n : Length of str.
void func(string s, vector<string>& str, int n, int pow_set)
{
    int i, j;
    for (i = 0; i < pow_set; i++) {
        string x;
        for (j = 0; j < n; j++) {
            if (i & 1 << j) {
                x = x + s[j];
            }
        }
        if (i != 0)
            str.push_back(x);
    }
}
int main()
{
    int n;
    string s;
    vector<string> str;
    s = "cab";
    n = s.length();
    int pow_set = pow(2, n);
    func(s, str, n, pow_set);
    sort(str.begin(), str.end());
    for (int i = 0; i < str.size(); i++)
        cout << str[i] << " ";
    cout << endl;
 
    return 0;
}

Java




// Java program to generate power set in
// lexicographic order.
import java.util.*;
 
class GFG {
 
    // str : Stores input string
    // n : Length of str.
    // curr : Stores current permutation
    // index : Index in current permutation, curr
    static void permuteRec(String str, int n,
                           int index, String curr)
    {
        // base case
        if (index == n) {
            return;
        }
        System.out.println(curr);
        for (int i = index + 1; i < n; i++) {
 
            curr += str.charAt(i);
            permuteRec(str, n, i, curr);
 
            // backtracking
            curr = curr.substring(0, curr.length() - 1);
        }
        return;
    }
 
    // Generates power set in lexicographic
    // order.
    static void powerSet(String str)
    {
        char[] arr = str.toCharArray();
        Arrays.sort(arr);
        permuteRec(new String(arr), str.length(), -1, "");
    }
 
    // Driver code
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        String str = "cab";
        powerSet(str);
    }
}
 
/* This code contributed by PrinciRaj1992 */

Python3




# Python3 program to generate power
# set in lexicographic order.
 
# str : Stores input string
# n : Length of str.
# curr : Stores current permutation
# index : Index in current permutation, curr
def permuteRec(string, n, index = -1, curr = ""):
 
    # base case
    if index == n:
        return
 
    if len(curr) > 0:
        print(curr)
 
    for i in range(index + 1, n):
        curr += string[i]
        permuteRec(string, n, i, curr)
 
        # backtracking
        curr = curr[:len(curr) - 1]
 
# Generates power set in lexicographic order
def powerSet(string):
    string = ''.join(sorted(string))
    permuteRec(string, len(string))
 
# Driver Code
if __name__ == "__main__":
    string = "cab"
    powerSet(string)
 
# This code is contributed by vibhu4agarwal

C#




// C# program to generate power set in
// lexicographic order.
using System;
 
class GFG {
 
    // str : Stores input string
    // n : Length of str.
    // curr : Stores current permutation
    // index : Index in current permutation, curr
    static void permuteRec(String str, int n,
                           int index, String curr)
    {
        // base case
        if (index == n) {
            return;
        }
        Console.WriteLine(curr);
        for (int i = index + 1; i < n; i++) {
 
            curr += str[i];
            permuteRec(str, n, i, curr);
 
            // backtracking
            curr = curr.Substring(0, curr.Length - 1);
        }
        return;
    }
 
    // Generates power set in lexicographic
    // order.
    static void powerSet(String str)
    {
        char[] arr = str.ToCharArray();
        Array.Sort(arr);
        permuteRec(new String(arr), str.Length, -1, "");
    }
 
    // Driver code
    public static void Main(String[] args)
    {
        String str = "cab";
        powerSet(str);
    }
}
 
// This code contributed by Rajput-Ji

PHP




<?php
// PHP program to generate power
// set in lexicographic order.
 
// str : Stores input string
// n : Length of str.
// curr : Stores current permutation
// index : Index in current permutation, curr
function permuteRec($str, $n, $index = -1,
                              $curr = "")
{
    // base case
    if ($index == $n)
        return;
 
    echo $curr."\n";
    for ($i = $index + 1; $i < $n; $i++)
    {
 
        $curr=$curr.$str[$i];
        permuteRec($str, $n, $i, $curr);
 
        // backtracking
        $curr ="";
    }
    return;
}
 
// Generates power set in lexicographic
// order.
function powerSet($str)
{
 
    $str = str_split($str);
    sort($str);
    permuteRec($str, sizeof($str));
}
 
// Driver code
$str = "cab";
powerSet($str);
 
// This code is contributed by Mithun Kumar
?>
Output
a ab b c ca cab cb 

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