Friday, March 2, 2012

Quickest way to get make and unix C++ code working on windows

This should come as no surprise:


Now all you need is information about what packages you need to select. Leave everything as default and simply expand Devel and check the following:

  • gcc-g++: C++ Compiler 
  • gdb: The GNU Debugger
  • make: The GNU Version of 'make' utility
And leave the rest to default. Now you will have a working version of CYGWIN readdy to compile and debug C++ code meant for unix running on windows. 

Further information :


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Number of k-combinations for all k

This is an equations that comes up quite commonly in algorithm analysis:

here is an intuitive understanding for this.

Assume we have 10 items.
And we need to find sum of all possible combinations of these
i.e. 0C10 + 1C10 + 2C10 .....

What we are doing is basically we have 10 positions and in that we have 10 elements (since its a combination order does not matter). And in each position we have a choice for the item to be included or Not-included. So its a binary choice for each position and since we have 10 positions its 2x2 10 times i.e. 2^10.

So for n positions we have 2^n possible ways we can select these items.

If you still want a further rephrasing of the same information you can read this :