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How to pair socks from a pile efficientlyHow to pair socks from a pile efficiently asks for an algorithm for sorting socks into pairs. On what basis is this on-topic for SO?

Should it not be migrated to Programmers, Computer Science or Theoretical Computer Science?

It asks for an algorithm with a certain efficiency.


Update : The OP has mentioned that he just wants a theoretical answer with an efficiency beating nlogn and not a practical solution. So, that "practical real-world question" is asking for an answer that may not necessarily be implementable.

How to pair socks from a pile efficiently asks for an algorithm for sorting socks into pairs. On what basis is this on-topic for SO?

Should it not be migrated to Programmers, Computer Science or Theoretical Computer Science?

It asks for an algorithm with a certain efficiency.


Update : The OP has mentioned that he just wants a theoretical answer with an efficiency beating nlogn and not a practical solution. So, that "practical real-world question" is asking for an answer that may not necessarily be implementable.

How to pair socks from a pile efficiently asks for an algorithm for sorting socks into pairs. On what basis is this on-topic for SO?

Should it not be migrated to Programmers, Computer Science or Theoretical Computer Science?

It asks for an algorithm with a certain efficiency.


Update : The OP has mentioned that he just wants a theoretical answer with an efficiency beating nlogn and not a practical solution. So, that "practical real-world question" is asking for an answer that may not necessarily be implementable.

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How to pair socks from a pile efficiently asks for an algorithm for sorting socks into pairs. On what basis is this on-topic for SO?

Should it not be migrated to Programmers, Computer ScienceComputer Science or Theoretical Computer Science?

It asks for an algorithm with a certain efficiency.


Update : The OP has mentioned that he just wants a theoretical answer with an efficiency beating nlogn and not a practical solution. So, that "practical real-world question" is asking for an answer that may not necessarily be implementable.

How to pair socks from a pile efficiently asks for an algorithm for sorting socks into pairs. On what basis is this on-topic for SO?

Should it not be migrated to Programmers, Computer Science or Theoretical Computer Science?

It asks for an algorithm with a certain efficiency.


Update : The OP has mentioned that he just wants a theoretical answer with an efficiency beating nlogn and not a practical solution. So, that "practical real-world question" is asking for an answer that may not necessarily be implementable.

How to pair socks from a pile efficiently asks for an algorithm for sorting socks into pairs. On what basis is this on-topic for SO?

Should it not be migrated to Programmers, Computer Science or Theoretical Computer Science?

It asks for an algorithm with a certain efficiency.


Update : The OP has mentioned that he just wants a theoretical answer with an efficiency beating nlogn and not a practical solution. So, that "practical real-world question" is asking for an answer that may not necessarily be implementable.

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How to pair socks from a pile efficiently asks for an algorithm for sorting socks into pairs. On what basis is this on-topic for SO?

Should it not be migrated to Programmers, Computer Science or Theoretical Computer ScienceTheoretical Computer Science?

It asks for an algorithm with a certain efficiency.


Update : The OP has mentioned that he just wants a theoretical answer with an efficiency beating nlogn and not a practical solution. So, that "practical real-world question" is asking for an answer that may not necessarily be implementable.

How to pair socks from a pile efficiently asks for an algorithm for sorting socks into pairs. On what basis is this on-topic for SO?

Should it not be migrated to Programmers, Computer Science or Theoretical Computer Science?

It asks for an algorithm with a certain efficiency.


Update : The OP has mentioned that he just wants a theoretical answer with an efficiency beating nlogn and not a practical solution. So, that "practical real-world question" is asking for an answer that may not necessarily be implementable.

How to pair socks from a pile efficiently asks for an algorithm for sorting socks into pairs. On what basis is this on-topic for SO?

Should it not be migrated to Programmers, Computer Science or Theoretical Computer Science?

It asks for an algorithm with a certain efficiency.


Update : The OP has mentioned that he just wants a theoretical answer with an efficiency beating nlogn and not a practical solution. So, that "practical real-world question" is asking for an answer that may not necessarily be implementable.

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