A community for students. Sign up today!
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
 2 years ago
Hey kids,
This lets you play test recursion at home without the Fisher Price Toys. He he! http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~cburch/survey/recurse/hanoi.html Have fun.
 2 years ago
Hey kids, This lets you play test recursion at home without the Fisher Price Toys. He he! http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~cburch/survey/recurse/hanoi.html Have fun.

This Question is Open

rsmith6559
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0IMHO, reversing a string, testing for a palindrome and converting base 10 numbers to other bases are more understandable programs to learn recursion than the Towers of Hanoi or the Towers of Brahma.

KevinT
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0cool link, always looking for free resources

kb9agt
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I agree that it's not the best example for recursion but is fun to play with. Something to try is this. def printMove(fr, to): global numCalls numCalls += 1 ## print('move from ' + str(fr) + ' to ' + str(to)) def Towers(n, fr, to, spare): if n == 1: printMove(fr, to) else: Towers(n1, fr, spare, to) Towers(1, fr, to, spare) Towers(n1, spare, to, fr) numCalls = 0 Towers(26, 'A', 'B', 'C') print numCalls notice I commented out the print in the printMove() function. This takes a little time to run but it gives you an idea of the complexity. Imagine how long it would take for 64 disks. Would I dare let it run that long? I don't know. Maybe some day. I would first want to put in some time start and time end markers.

kb9agt
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0For complexity I get 2^n1. Is that about right?

kb9agt
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0For 64 disks then it would be 18446744073709551615 moves.
Ask your own question
Ask a QuestionFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.