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TR98-068 | 12th November 1998 00:00
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#### On Random Orderings of Variables for Parity OBDDs

**Abstract:**
There are Boolean functions such that almost all orderings of

its variables yield an OBDD of polynomial size, but there are

also some exceptional orderings, for which the size is exponential.

We prove that for parity OBDDs the size for a random ordering

and the size for the worst ordering are polynomially related.

More exactly, for every \epsilon>0 there is a number c>0 such

that the following holds. If a Boolean function f is such that

a random ordering of the variables yields a parity OBDD

for f of size at most s with probability at least \epsilon,

then every ordering of the variables yields a parity OBDD for f

of size at most s^c.