Adaptive Time Slicing Quantization

Time Limit : 8 sec, Memory Limit : 65536 KB

Problem C: Adaptive Time Slicing Quantization

Nathan O. Davis is a student at the department of integrated systems. Today he learned digital quanti- zation in a class. It is a process that approximates analog data (e.g. electrical pressure) by a finite set of discrete values or integers.

He had an assignment to write a program that quantizes the sequence of real numbers each representing the voltage measured at a time step by the voltmeter. Since it was not fun for him to implement normal quantizer, he invented a new quantization method named Adaptive Time Slicing Quantization. This quantization is done by the following steps:

  1. Divide the given sequence of real numbers into arbitrary M consecutive subsequences called frames. They do not have to be of the same size, but each frame must contain at least two ele- ments. The later steps are performed independently for each frame.
  2. Find the maximum value Vmax and the minimum value Vmin of the frame.
  3. Define the set of quantized values. The set contains 2L equally spaced values of the interval [Vmin, Vmax] including the both boundaries. Here, L is a given parameter called a quantization level. In other words, the i-th quantized value qi (1 ≤ i ≤ 2L) is given by:

    . qi = Vmin + (i - 1){(Vmax - Vmin)/(2L - 1)}

  4. Round the value of each element of the frame to the closest quantized value.

The key of this method is that we can obtain a better result as choosing more appropriate set of frames in the step 1. The quality of a quantization is measured by the sum of the squares of the quantization errors over all elements of the sequence: the less is the better. The quantization error of each element is the absolute difference between the original and quantized values.

Unfortunately, Nathan caught a bad cold before he started writing the program and he is still down in his bed. So he needs you help. Your task is to implement Adaptive Time Slicing Quantization instead. In your program, the quantization should be performed with the best quality, that is, in such a way the sum of square quantization errors is minimized.


The input consists of multiple datasets. Each dataset contains two lines. The first line contains three integers N (2 ≤ N ≤ 256), M (1 ≤ MN/2), and L (1 ≤ L ≤ 8), which represent the number of elements in the sequence, the number of frames, and the quantization level. The second line contains N real numbers ranging in [0, 1]. The input is terminated by the dataset with N = M = L = 0, which must not be processed.


For each dataset, output the minimum sum of square quantization errors in one line. The answer with an absolute error of less than or equal to 10-6 is considered to be correct.

Sample Input

5 2 1
0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5
6 2 2
0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6
0 0 0

Output for the Sample Input


Source: ACM-ICPC Japan Alumni Group Summer Camp 2008 , Day 4, Tokyo, Japan, 2008-09-15