Michael - 9 months ago 46

Java Question

What is the best way to get the power set of an array? For example if I have an array:

`int[] A = {1, 2}`

And to get the following output

`int[] P = {{}, {1}, {2}, {1, 2}}`

Answer Source

Try this.

```
int[] a = {1, 2};
int max = 1 << a.length;
int[][] result = new int[max][];
for (int i = 0; i < max; ++i) {
result[i] = new int[Integer.bitCount(i)];
for (int j = 0, b = i, k = 0; j < a.length; ++j, b >>= 1)
if ((b & 1) != 0)
result[i][k++] = a[j];
}
System.out.println(Arrays.deepToString(result));
```

result:

```
[[], [1], [2], [1, 2]]
```