I haven’t been programming algorithms for fun for the last 4, maybe 5 years. At the moment I have realized that it could be a good thing to do… So this is the first try :)

###The idea:
Sequences can be viewed as numbers: 1 : 1 , 2 : 11 2, 3: 111 12 21 3, etc. This has a nice recursive property, for an x we take all the numbers y in [1,x] and append in in front of the solution for (x-y). Except x=1 and 0, which give “1” and “ ” respectively.

A simple solution is as follows:

Now, the problem with this solution is recursion and repeated calls to same print(String,int) and balls(int). The running time is O(2^n). A better solution is as follows (perhaps ArrayList can be swaped out with an array):

A year ago I wrote [a post](http://s-j.github.io/ten-things-i-wish-i-knew-before-starting-on-a-phd/) about the things I have learned duri...… Continue reading