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Problem 2325. GJam 2014 Rd 1c: Reordering Train Cars (Large)

This Challenge is derived from GJam 2014 Rd 1c: Reordering Train Cars (Large).

Determine number of sequences for set of strings under the constraint that all same characters must be contiguous. The large case could have 26! or more permutations.

Input: s, string of N space separated string segments of letters [a..z]. 1<=N<=100. Total letters <=100.

Output: val, number of possible sequences, modulo 1,000,000,007

Example: Small Train Case examples

ab bbbc cd Val=1 as only abbbbccd can be created
aa aa bc c Val=4 aa gives 2 positions, aa'aa''bcc,aa''aa'bcc, bcccaa'aa'',bcccaa''aa'
abc bcd  Val=0 as c is internal and thus can not connect to c of abc

Theory: Train Small Spoilers

Large Case specific info. See Usage of java math for unlimited precision. Note intValue gives more precision than floatValue. No java factorial exists so a function, non-recursive, is suggested. The small solution can be converted via java BigInteger factorial, mod, multiply, and intValue to solve the large case.

Additional GJam solutions can be found at Example GJam Matlab solutions. Select Find Solutions, change Language to Matlab. The Test Suite, at the bottom, contains a full GJam Small Matlab solution. No Valid Matlab solutions were submitted during the contest.

Solution Stats

33.33% Correct | 66.67% Incorrect
Last Solution submitted on Dec 15, 2018

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