Given a string, determine if a permutation of the string could form a palindrome.

For example, “code” -> False, “aab” -> True, “carerac” -> True.

Hint:

Consider the palindromes of odd vs even length. What difference do you notice? Count the frequency of each character. If each character occurs even number of times, then it must be a palindrome. How about character which occurs odd number of times?

Analysis

A native solution is to generate the permutation of the string, then check whether it is a palindrome.

A better solution is suggested from the above hint.

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