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asked 2016-05-03 00:31:12 -0500

Anupamsage gravatar image

I am writing this code in sage online worksheet given a tuple say $a=(a_1,a_2,...a_n)$ \phi be an permutation in S_n then \phi(a)= (a_\phi(1),...,a_\phi(n)) I want to count the number of permutation that fixes a The code is as follows

def Aut(tuple): c=1 for a in SymmetricGroup(len(tuple)): if a.action(tuple)== tuple : c=c+1

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answered 2016-05-03 08:38:32 -0500

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There is no method action for elements of the symmetric group. You should write a(tuple) instead of a.action(tuple). And by the way, your function does not return anything, and I think c should be initialized to 0. Maybe:

def Aut(tuple):
    c = 0
    for a in SymmetricGroup(len(tuple)):
        if a(tuple) == tuple:
            c = c+1
    return c
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