# (Non-negative) Integer vectors¶

AUTHORS:

• Mike Hansen (2007) - original module
• Nathann Cohen, David Joyner (2009-2010) - Gale-Ryser stuff
• Nathann Cohen, David Joyner (2011) - Gale-Ryser bugfix
• Travis Scrimshaw (2012-05-12) - Updated doc-strings to tell the user of that the class’s name is a misnomer (that they only contains non-negative entries).
• Federico Poloni (2013) - specialized rank()
• Travis Scrimshaw (2013-02-04) - Refactored to use ClonableIntArray
class sage.combinat.integer_vector.IntegerVector

An integer vector.

check()

Check to make sure this is a valid integer vector by making sure all entries are non-negative.

EXAMPLES:

sage: IV = IntegerVectors()
sage: elt = IV([1,2,1])
sage: elt.check()

class sage.combinat.integer_vector.IntegerVectors(category=None)

The class of (non-negative) integer vectors.

INPUT:

• n – if set to an integer, returns the combinatorial class of integer vectors whose sum is n; if set to None (default), no such constraint is defined
• k – the length of the vectors; set to None (default) if you do not want such a constraint

Note

The entries are non-negative integers.

EXAMPLES:

If n is not specified, it returns the class of all integer vectors:

sage: IntegerVectors()
Integer vectors
sage: [] in IntegerVectors()
True
sage: [1,2,1] in IntegerVectors()
True
sage: [1, 0, 0] in IntegerVectors()
True


Entries are non-negative:

sage: [-1, 2] in IntegerVectors()
False


If n is specified, then it returns the class of all integer vectors which sum to n:

sage: IV3 = IntegerVectors(3); IV3
Integer vectors that sum to 3


Note that trailing zeros are ignored so that [3, 0] does not show up in the following list (since  does):

sage: IntegerVectors(3, max_length=2).list()
[, [2, 1], [1, 2], [0, 3]]


If n and k are both specified, then it returns the class of integer vectors that sum to n and are of length k:

sage: IV53 = IntegerVectors(5,3); IV53
Integer vectors of length 3 that sum to 5
sage: IV53.cardinality()
21
sage: IV53.first()
[5, 0, 0]
sage: IV53.last()
[0, 0, 5]
sage: IV53.random_element()
[4, 0, 1]


Further examples:

sage: IntegerVectors(-1, 0, min_part = 1).list()
[]
sage: IntegerVectors(-1, 2, min_part = 1).list()
[]
sage: IntegerVectors(0, 0, min_part=1).list()
[[]]
sage: IntegerVectors(3, 0, min_part=1).list()
[]
sage: IntegerVectors(0, 1, min_part=1).list()
[]
sage: IntegerVectors(2, 2, min_part=1).list()
[[1, 1]]
sage: IntegerVectors(2, 3, min_part=1).list()
[]
sage: IntegerVectors(4, 2, min_part=1).list()
[[3, 1], [2, 2], [1, 3]]

sage: IntegerVectors(0, 3, outer=[0,0,0]).list()
[[0, 0, 0]]
sage: IntegerVectors(1, 3, outer=[0,0,0]).list()
[]
sage: IntegerVectors(2, 3, outer=[0,2,0]).list()
[[0, 2, 0]]
sage: IntegerVectors(2, 3, outer=[1,2,1]).list()
[[1, 1, 0], [1, 0, 1], [0, 2, 0], [0, 1, 1]]
sage: IntegerVectors(2, 3, outer=[1,1,1]).list()
[[1, 1, 0], [1, 0, 1], [0, 1, 1]]
sage: IntegerVectors(2, 5, outer=[1,1,1,1,1]).list()
[[1, 1, 0, 0, 0],
[1, 0, 1, 0, 0],
[1, 0, 0, 1, 0],
[1, 0, 0, 0, 1],
[0, 1, 1, 0, 0],
[0, 1, 0, 1, 0],
[0, 1, 0, 0, 1],
[0, 0, 1, 1, 0],
[0, 0, 1, 0, 1],
[0, 0, 0, 1, 1]]

sage: iv = [ IntegerVectors(n,k) for n in range(-2, 7) for k in range(7) ]
sage: all(map(lambda x: x.cardinality() == len(x.list()), iv))
True
sage: essai = [[1,1,1], [2,5,6], [6,5,2]]
sage: iv = [ IntegerVectors(x, x, max_part = x-1) for x in essai ]
sage: all(map(lambda x: x.cardinality() == len(x.list()), iv))
True


An example showing the same output by using IntegerListsLex:

sage: IntegerVectors(4, max_length=2).list()
[, [3, 1], [2, 2], [1, 3], [0, 4]]
sage: list(IntegerListsLex(4, max_length=2))
[, [3, 1], [2, 2], [1, 3], [0, 4]]


class: $$sage.combinat.integer_lists.invlex.IntegerListsLex$$.
Element

alias of IntegerVector

class sage.combinat.integer_vector.IntegerVectorsConstraints(n=None, k=None, **constraints)

Class of integer vectors subject to various constraints.

cardinality()

Return the cardinality of self.

EXAMPLES:

sage: IntegerVectors(3, 3, min_part=1).cardinality()
1
sage: IntegerVectors(5, 3, min_part=1).cardinality()
6
sage: IntegerVectors(13, 4, max_part=4).cardinality()
20
sage: IntegerVectors(k=4, max_part=3).cardinality()
256
sage: IntegerVectors(k=3, min_part=2, max_part=4).cardinality()
27
sage: IntegerVectors(13, 4, min_part=2, max_part=4).cardinality()
16

class sage.combinat.integer_vector.IntegerVectors_all

Class of all integer vectors.

class sage.combinat.integer_vector.IntegerVectors_k(k)

Integer vectors of length $$k$$.

class sage.combinat.integer_vector.IntegerVectors_n(n)

Integer vectors that sum to $$n$$.

class sage.combinat.integer_vector.IntegerVectors_nk(n, k)

Integer vectors of length $$k$$ that sum to $$n$$.

AUTHORS:

• Martin Albrecht
• Mike Hansen
rank(x)

Return the rank of a given element.

INPUT:

• x – a list with sum(x) == n and len(x) == k
class sage.combinat.integer_vector.IntegerVectors_nnondescents(n, comp)

Integer vectors graded by two parameters.

The grading parameters on the integer vector $$v$$ are:

• $$n$$ – the sum of the parts of $$v$$,
• $$c$$ – the non descents composition of $$v$$.

In other words: the length of $$v$$ equals $$c_1 + \cdots + c_k$$, and $$v$$ is decreasing in the consecutive blocs of length $$c_1, \ldots, c_k$$,

INPUT:

• n – the positive integer $$n$$
• comp – the composition $$c$$

Those are the integer vectors of sum $$n$$ that are lexicographically maximal (for the natural left-to-right reading) in their orbit by the Young subgroup $$S_{c_1} \times \cdots \times S_{c_k}$$. In particular, they form a set of orbit representative of integer vectors with respect to this Young subgroup.

sage.combinat.integer_vector.gale_ryser_theorem(p1, p2, algorithm='gale')

Returns the binary matrix given by the Gale-Ryser theorem.

The Gale Ryser theorem asserts that if $$p_1,p_2$$ are two partitions of $$n$$ of respective lengths $$k_1,k_2$$, then there is a binary $$k_1\times k_2$$ matrix $$M$$ such that $$p_1$$ is the vector of row sums and $$p_2$$ is the vector of column sums of $$M$$, if and only if the conjugate of $$p_2$$ dominates $$p_1$$.

INPUT:

• p1, p2– list of integers representing the vectors of row/column sums
• algorithm – two possible string values:
• 'ryser' implements the construction due to Ryser [Ryser63].
• 'gale' (default) implements the construction due to Gale [Gale57].

OUTPUT:

A binary matrix if it exists, None otherwise.

Gale’s Algorithm:

(Gale [Gale57]): A matrix satisfying the constraints of its sums can be defined as the solution of the following Linear Program, which Sage knows how to solve.

$\begin{split}\forall i&\sum_{j=1}^{k_2} b_{i,j}=p_{1,j}\\ \forall i&\sum_{j=1}^{k_1} b_{j,i}=p_{2,j}\\ &b_{i,j}\mbox{ is a binary variable}\end{split}$

Ryser’s Algorithm:

(Ryser [Ryser63]): The construction of an $$m \times n$$ matrix $$A=A_{r,s}$$, due to Ryser, is described as follows. The construction works if and only if have $$s\preceq r^*$$.

• Construct the $$m \times n$$ matrix $$B$$ from $$r$$ by defining the $$i$$-th row of $$B$$ to be the vector whose first $$r_i$$ entries are $$1$$, and the remainder are 0’s, $$1 \leq i \leq m$$. This maximal matrix $$B$$ with row sum $$r$$ and ones left justified has column sum $$r^{*}$$.
• Shift the last $$1$$ in certain rows of $$B$$ to column $$n$$ in order to achieve the sum $$s_n$$. Call this $$B$$ again.
• The $$1$$’s in column $$n$$ are to appear in those rows in which $$A$$ has the largest row sums, giving preference to the bottom-most positions in case of ties.
• Note: When this step automatically “fixes” other columns, one must skip ahead to the first column index with a wrong sum in the step below.
• Proceed inductively to construct columns $$n-1$$, …, $$2$$, $$1$$. Note: when performing the induction on step $$k$$, we consider the row sums of the first $$k$$ columns.
• Set $$A = B$$. Return $$A$$.

EXAMPLES:

Computing the matrix for $$p_1=p_2=2+2+1$$:

sage: from sage.combinat.integer_vector import gale_ryser_theorem
sage: p1 = [2,2,1]
sage: p2 = [2,2,1]
sage: print(gale_ryser_theorem(p1, p2))     # not tested
[1 1 0]
[1 0 1]
[0 1 0]
sage: A = gale_ryser_theorem(p1, p2)
sage: rs = [sum(x) for x in A.rows()]
sage: cs = [sum(x) for x in A.columns()]
sage: p1 == rs; p2 == cs
True
True


Or for a non-square matrix with $$p_1=3+3+2+1$$ and $$p_2=3+2+2+1+1$$, using Ryser’s algorithm:

sage: from sage.combinat.integer_vector import gale_ryser_theorem
sage: p1 = [3,3,1,1]
sage: p2 = [3,3,1,1]
sage: gale_ryser_theorem(p1, p2, algorithm = "ryser")
[1 1 1 0]
[1 1 0 1]
[1 0 0 0]
[0 1 0 0]
sage: p1 = [4,2,2]
sage: p2 = [3,3,1,1]
sage: gale_ryser_theorem(p1, p2, algorithm = "ryser")
[1 1 1 1]
[1 1 0 0]
[1 1 0 0]
sage: p1 = [4,2,2,0]
sage: p2 = [3,3,1,1,0,0]
sage: gale_ryser_theorem(p1, p2, algorithm = "ryser")
[1 1 1 1 0 0]
[1 1 0 0 0 0]
[1 1 0 0 0 0]
[0 0 0 0 0 0]
sage: p1 = [3,3,2,1]
sage: p2 = [3,2,2,1,1]
sage: print(gale_ryser_theorem(p1, p2, algorithm="gale"))  # not tested
[1 1 1 0 0]
[1 1 0 0 1]
[1 0 1 0 0]
[0 0 0 1 0]


With $$0$$ in the sequences, and with unordered inputs:

sage: from sage.combinat.integer_vector import gale_ryser_theorem
sage: gale_ryser_theorem([3,3,0,1,1,0], [3,1,3,1,0], algorithm="ryser")
[1 1 1 0 0]
[1 0 1 1 0]
[0 0 0 0 0]
[1 0 0 0 0]
[0 0 1 0 0]
[0 0 0 0 0]
sage: p1 = [3,1,1,1,1]; p2 = [3,2,2,0]
sage: gale_ryser_theorem(p1, p2, algorithm="ryser")
[1 1 1 0]
[1 0 0 0]
[1 0 0 0]
[0 1 0 0]
[0 0 1 0]


REFERENCES:

 [Ryser63] (1, 2) H. J. Ryser, Combinatorial Mathematics, Carus Monographs, MAA, 1963.
 [Gale57] (1, 2) D. Gale, A theorem on flows in networks, Pacific J. Math. 7(1957)1073-1082.
sage.combinat.integer_vector.integer_vectors_nk_fast_iter(n, k)

A fast iterator for integer vectors of n of length k which yields Python lists filled with Sage Integers.

EXAMPLES:

sage: from sage.combinat.integer_vector import integer_vectors_nk_fast_iter
sage: list(integer_vectors_nk_fast_iter(3, 2))
[[3, 0], [2, 1], [1, 2], [0, 3]]
sage: list(integer_vectors_nk_fast_iter(2, 2))
[[2, 0], [1, 1], [0, 2]]
sage: list(integer_vectors_nk_fast_iter(1, 2))
[[1, 0], [0, 1]]


We check some corner cases:

sage: list(integer_vectors_nk_fast_iter(5, 1))
[]
sage: list(integer_vectors_nk_fast_iter(1, 1))
[]
sage: list(integer_vectors_nk_fast_iter(2, 0))
[]
sage: list(integer_vectors_nk_fast_iter(0, 2))
[[0, 0]]
sage: list(integer_vectors_nk_fast_iter(0, 0))
[[]]

sage.combinat.integer_vector.is_gale_ryser(r, s)

Tests whether the given sequences satisfy the condition of the Gale-Ryser theorem.

Given a binary matrix $$B$$ of dimension $$n\times m$$, the vector of row sums is defined as the vector whose $$i^{\mbox{th}}$$ component is equal to the sum of the $$i^{\mbox{th}}$$ row in $$A$$. The vector of column sums is defined similarly.

If, given a binary matrix, these two vectors are easy to compute, the Gale-Ryser theorem lets us decide whether, given two non-negative vectors $$r,s$$, there exists a binary matrix whose row/column sums vectors are $$r$$ and $$s$$.

INPUT:

• r, s – lists of non-negative integers.

ALGORITHM:

Without loss of generality, we can assume that:

• The two given sequences do not contain any $$0$$ ( which would correspond to an empty column/row )
• The two given sequences are ordered in decreasing order (reordering the sequence of row (resp. column) sums amounts to reordering the rows (resp. columns) themselves in the matrix, which does not alter the columns (resp. rows) sums.

We can then assume that $$r$$ and $$s$$ are partitions (see the corresponding class Partition)

If $$r^*$$ denote the conjugate of $$r$$, the Gale-Ryser theorem asserts that a binary Matrix satisfying the constraints exists if and only if $$s \preceq r^*$$, where $$\preceq$$ denotes the domination order on partitions.

EXAMPLES:

sage: from sage.combinat.integer_vector import is_gale_ryser
sage: is_gale_ryser([4,2,2],[3,3,1,1])
True
sage: is_gale_ryser([4,2,1,1],[3,3,1,1])
True
sage: is_gale_ryser([3,2,1,1],[3,3,1,1])
False


REMARK: In the literature, what we are calling a Gale-Ryser sequence sometimes goes by the (rather generic-sounding) term ‘’realizable sequence’‘.

sage.combinat.integer_vector.list2func(l, default=None)

Given a list l, return a function that takes in a value i and return l[i]. If default is not None, then the function will return the default value for out of range i’s.

EXAMPLES:

sage: f = sage.combinat.integer_vector.list2func([1,2,3])
sage: f(0)
1
sage: f(1)
2
sage: f(2)
3
sage: f(3)
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
IndexError: list index out of range

sage: f = sage.combinat.integer_vector.list2func([1,2,3], 0)
sage: f(2)
3
sage: f(3)
0