So, I came across an interesting scenario and I got stuck. Is there a way to build a generic equation to represent a transformation of a data-set. I'm not sure what specific tags this should be under. If I need to select different tags please let me know.
The specific scenario is:
Given an unsorted data-set, sort it, then return a list of the count of the repeat elements.
I have code to perform this, but I'm wondering if there might be a generic equation to represent the transformation. Having this generic process, how would I create an equation to represent this pattern?
Examples: A [1,2,1,4,1,3,4,2,5,5] -> B [1,1,1,2,2,3,4,4,5,5] -> C[3,2,1,2,2] A [4,4,5,5,2,1,6] -> B[1,2,4,4,5,5,6] -> C[1,1,2,2,1]
Even more ideal, given an equation which outputs the data-set, perform the transformation. Though, I would be more than happy with just the transformation itself as it would allow me to move past this brick wall I've had for the past 6 months. Just a hint of what to study even would be greatly helpful.