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Re: [OT] Perl / Computer Science Science Fair Projects

by Perlbotics (Chancellor)
on Sep 08, 2008 at 22:46 UTC ( #709904=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to [OT] Perl / Computer Science Science Fair Projects

Just another idea... There is a nice article The Mathematics of Sudoku1) (PDF) by Tom Davis which explains common strategies that can be translated easily into algorithms. But apart from very easy Sudokus, these strategies bring you only to a certain point where e.g. backtracking is required (nice to visualise). The grid structure of the game allows for straight forward visualisation.

1) an updated version might be available meanwhile...

Update: The keyword simulation mentionend elsewhere in this thread triggered this idea: Swarm Theory - relatively new, ideal for OO-implementation.

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[1nickt]: choroba Updated the PR, using Config instead of exposing the hackery. Using cpanfile-dump does not work to test, as shown in the earlier PR comment, even when using a binary built for a particular Perlbrew perl, the output seems to be
[1nickt]: ... from the system perl binary. Using cpanm --installdeps . does use the expected perl and tus the check acts correctly.
[choroba]: Nice, thanks. I'll look into it later, about to leave ATM.

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