Transforms a magic square or magic hypercube into Frenicle's standard form
Magic square or hypercube (array) to be tested or transformed
Boolean, with default
For a square,
as.standard() transforms a magic square into
Frenicle's standard form. The four numbers at each of
the four corners are determined. First, the square is rotated so the
smallest of the four is at the upper left. Then, element
is compared with element
[2,1] and, if it is larger, the transpose
Thus all eight rotated and transposed versions of a magic square have the same standard form.
The square returned by
magic() is in standard form.
For hypercubes, the algorithm is generalized. First, the hypercube is
reflected so that
a[1,1,...,1,1] is the smallest of the 2^d
corner elements (eg
aperm() is called so that
a[1,1,...,1,2] < a[1,1,...,2,1] < ... < a[2,1,...,1,1].
Note that the inequalities are strict as hypercubes are assumed to be
normal. As of version 1.3-1,
as.standard() will accept arrays of
any dimension (ie arrays
be handled sensibly).
An array with any dimension of extent zero is in standard form by definition; dimensions of length one are dropped.
TRUE, then the array
ashift() so that
a[1,1,...,1] == min(a).
Such translations preserve the properties of semimagicness and
pandiagonalness (but not magicness or associativity).
It is easier (for me at least) to visualise this by considering
two-dimensional arrays, tiling the plane with copies of
Next, the array is shifted so that
a[1,dim(a),1,...,1] and so on.
aperm() is called as per the non-toroidal case above.
TRUE if the magic square or
hypercube is in standard form.
as.standard() check for neither magicness nor normality (use
is.normal for this).
There does not appear to be a way to make the third letter of “Frenicle” have an acute accent, as it should do.
Robin K. S. Hankin
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