permutations (version 1.0-9)

conjugate: Are two permutations conjugate?

Description

Returns TRUE if two permutations are conjugate and FALSE otherwise.

Usage

are_conjugate(x, y)
are_conjugate_single(a,b)

Arguments

x,y,a,b

Objects of class permutation, coerced to cycle form

Value

Returns a vector of Booleans

Details

Two permutations are conjugate if and only if they have the same shape. Function are_conjugate() is vectorized and user-friendly; function are_conjugate_single() is lower-level and operates only on length-one permutations.

The reason that are_conjugate_single() is a separate function and not bundled inside are_conjugate() is that dealing with the identity permutation is a pain in the arse.

See Also

group_action,shape

Examples

# NOT RUN {
are_conjugate(rperm(20,3),rperm(20,3))

rperm(20,3) %~% cycle(1:3)

z <- rperm(300,4)
stopifnot(all(are_conjugate(z,id)==is.id(z)))

data(megaminx)
stopifnot(all(are_conjugate(megaminx,megaminx^as.cycle(sample(129)))))
# }