# [R] Finding combination of states

Ebert,Timothy Aaron tebert @end|ng |rom u||@edu
Mon Sep 4 18:24:39 CEST 2023

```Does this work for you?

t0<-t1<-t2<-LETTERS[1:5]
al2<-expand.grid(t0, t1, t2)
al3<-paste(al2\$Var1, al2\$Var2, al2\$Var3)
al4 <- gsub(" ", "", al3)

Tim

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f <- function(states, nsteps, first, last) {
paste(first, unlist(lapply(purrr::cross(rep(list(v),nsteps-2)),
\(x) paste(unlist(x), collapse=""))), last, sep="") } f(LETTERS[1:5], 3, "B", "E") [1] "BAE" "BBE" "BCE" "BDE" "BEE"

HTH,
Eric

On Mon, Sep 4, 2023 at 3:42 PM Christofer Bogaso <bogaso.christofer using gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Let say I have 3 time points.as T0, T1, and T2.(number of such time
> points can be arbitrary) In each time point, an object can be any of 5
> states, A, B, C, D, E (number of such states can be arbitrary)
>
> I need to find all possible ways, how that object starting with state
> B (say) at time T0, can be on state E (example) in time T2
>
> For example one possibility is BAE etc.
>
> Is there any function available with R, that can give me a vector of
> such possibilities for arbitrary number of states, time, and for a
> given initial and final (desired) states?
>
> ANy pointer will be very appreciated.
>
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