# [R] Help With Permutations

jim holtman jholtman at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 19:35:12 CET 2008

```You can also add to the fortune is that there are "approximately"
10^24 grains of sands on the earth.  If every one could store a
permutation, you are still way short of the storage that you would
need.

On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 12:01 PM, Stefan Grosse <singularitaet at gmx.net> wrote:
>
>> To an adequate approximation there are 10^158 of them.
>> Simply to obtain them all (at a rate of 10^10 per second, which is
>> faster than the CPU frequency of most desktop computers) would take
>> 10^148 seconds, or slightly longer than 3*(10^140) years.
>>
>> Current estimates of the age of the Universe are of the order of
>> 1.5*(10^10) years, so the Universe will have to last about 2*(10^130)
>> times as long as it has already existed, before the task could
>> be finished.
>>
>> So: why do you want to do this?
>>
>>
>
> I want to nominate this as a fortune. How to do it?
>
> ;-)
>
> Stefan
>
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What is the problem that you are trying to solve?

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