




counting of bits
Given two integers A & B. Determine how many bits required to convert A to B.how to write a function int BitSwapReqd(int A, int B);
<rajm2 @gmail.com> wrote: > Given two integers A & B. Determine how many bits required to convert > A to B.how to write a function int BitSwapReqd(int A, int B); The exclusive or operator may help you.
In article <5bqulcF2uava@mid.individual.net>, "osmium" <r124c4u @comcast.net> wrote: > <rajm2 @gmail.com> wrote: > > Given two integers A & B. Determine how many bits required to convert > > A to B.how to write a function int BitSwapReqd(int A, int B); > The exclusive or operator may help you.
Why do I get the feeling someone has a homework assignment, and hasn't been paying attention in class? (CF his other post  "function to divide by three")  Don Bruder  dak@sonic.net  If your "From:" address isn't on my whitelist, or the subject of the message doesn't contain the exact text "PopperAndShadow" somewhere, any message sent to this address will go in the garbage without my ever knowing it arrived. Sorry... <http://www.sonic.net/~dakidd> for more info
On May 26, 8:54 pm, Don Bruder <dak@sonic.net> wrote:
> In article <5bqulcF2uava @mid.individual.net>, > "osmium" <r124c4u@comcast.net> wrote: > > <rajm2@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Given two integers A & B. Determine how many bits required to convert > > > A to B.how to write a function int BitSwapReqd(int A, int B); > > The exclusive or operator may help you. > Why do I get the feeling someone has a homework assignment, and hasn't > been paying attention in class? > (CF his other post  "function to divide by three") >  > Don Bruder  dak@sonic.net  If your "From:" address isn't on my whitelist, > or the subject of the message doesn't contain the exact text "PopperAndShadow" > somewhere, any message sent to this address will go in the garbage without my > ever knowing it arrived. Sorry... <http://www.sonic.net/~dakidd> for more info
how to do this pls help me
rajm2 @gmail.com wrote: > On May 26, 8:54 pm, Don Bruder <dak @sonic.net> wrote: > > In article <5bqulcF2uava @mid.individual.net>, > > "osmium" <r124c4u@comcast.net> wrote: > > > <rajm2@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > Given two integers A & B. Determine how many bits required to > > > > convert A to B.how to write a function int BitSwapReqd(int A, > > > > int B); > > > The exclusive or operator may help you. > > Why do I get the feeling someone has a homework assignment, and > > hasn't been paying attention in class? > > (CF his other post  "function to divide by three") > how to do this pls help me
Sounds like your instructor would like you to write a C program. Better get going. Brian
In article <1180196162.701143.149@j4g2000prf.googlegroups.com>,
rajm2 @gmail.com wrote: > On May 26, 8:54 pm, Don Bruder <dak @sonic.net> wrote: > > In article <5bqulcF2uava @mid.individual.net>, > > "osmium" <r124c4u@comcast.net> wrote: > > > <rajm2@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > Given two integers A & B. Determine how many bits required to convert > > > > A to B.how to write a function int BitSwapReqd(int A, int B); > > > The exclusive or operator may help you. > > Why do I get the feeling someone has a homework assignment, and hasn't > > been paying attention in class? > > (CF his other post  "function to divide by three") > how to do this pls help me
Sure... I can do your homework for you  I charge US$500.00 per half hour, with a two hour minimum, and expect payment in advance. Alternatively, you could pay attention in class. (Hint: If you'd been paying attention, rather than screwing off, you'd be able to whip out any of these assignments in about 15 minutes, tops. These are all trivial stuff that anyone can deal with easily  IF they pay attention in class instead of screwing around.)  Don Bruder  dak@sonic.net  If your "From:" address isn't on my whitelist, or the subject of the message doesn't contain the exact text "PopperAndShadow" somewhere, any message sent to this address will go in the garbage without my ever knowing it arrived. Sorry... <http://www.sonic.net/~dakidd> for more info
In article <1180189374.442897.208@o11g2000prd.googlegroups.com>, <rajm2 @gmail.com> wrote: >Given two integers A & B. Determine how many bits required to convert > A to B. integers just are, independant of representation. Bits are a particular representation, and there are an infinite number of bit representations of any given integer. >how to write a function int BitSwapReqd(int A, int B);
Note that an 'int' is not an integer: int is only an implementation defined subset of integers. Is there supposed to be a connection between the 'Swap' in the function name and the earlier requirement about "convert A to B" ? Swapping implies the exchange of two values, while "convert" only implies the transformation of one value; the two verbs could come out with very different results.  Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? It hath been already of old time, which was before us.  Ecclesiastes
rajm2 @gmail.com wrote: > Given two integers A & B. Determine how many bits required to convert > A to B.how to write a function int BitSwapReqd(int A, int B);
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rajm2 @gmail.com wrote: > Given two integers A & B. Determine how many bits required to convert > A to B. The number of bits required depends on the definition of conversion in this instance. What definition are you using?  Thad
On May 27, 2:24 pm, Thad Smith <ThadSm@acm.org> wrote: > rajm2 @gmail.com wrote: > > Given two integers A & B. Determine how many bits required to convert > > A to B. > The number of bits required depends on the definition of conversion in > this instance. What definition are you using?
Guess the homework must have been due by now :) I think it's pretty clear the OP wants to find the "hamming distance" between the base 2 expression of two integers... I'd do that like this: unsigned int hd(unsigned int a, unsigned int b) { unsigned int c=a^b, d=0; while(c) { d+=(c & 1); c>>=1; } return d; }
For signed integers, you'd need to worry about how the integer is being represented  1s/2s complement etc.
>  > Thad
On May 27, 4:56 pm, Francine.Ne@googlemail.com wrote: > I think it's pretty clear the OP wants to find the "hamming distance" > between the base 2 expression of two integers... I'd do that like > this: > unsigned int hd(unsigned int a, unsigned int b) > { > unsigned int c=a^b, d=0; > while(c) { > d+=(c & 1); > c>>=1; > } > return d; > }
With slight stylistic improvements (unnecessary auto variable and superfluous parentheses removed): unsigned int hd(unsigned int a, unsigned int b) { unsigned int d=0; a^=b; while(a) { d+=a & 1; a>>=1; } return d;
} > For signed integers, you'd need to worry about how the integer is > being represented  1s/2s complement etc. > >  > > Thad
Francine.Ne @googlemail.com wrote: > while(a) { > d+=a & 1; > a>>=1; > } I write that, this way: while (a != 0) { ++d; a &= a  1; }  pete
Francine.Ne @googlemail.com wrote: > Francine.Ne @googlemail.com wrote: >> I think it's pretty clear the OP wants to find the "hamming >> distance" between the base 2 expression of two integers... >> I'd do that like this: >> unsigned int hd(unsigned int a, unsigned int b) { >> unsigned int c=a^b, d=0; >> while(c) { >> d+=(c & 1); >> c>>=1; >> } >> return d; >> } > With slight stylistic improvements (unnecessary auto variable > and superfluous parentheses removed): > unsigned int hd(unsigned int a, unsigned int b) { > unsigned int d=0; > a^=b; > while(a) { > d+=a & 1; > a>>=1; > } > return d; > }
Additional fooling, to further reduce storage and increase? speed: #define hd(a, b) hf((a) ^ (b)) unsigned int hf(unsigned int x) { unsigned int n = 0; if (x) { n++; while (x &= x1) n++; } return n; } /* untested */
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