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posted by LaminatorX on Wednesday July 02 2014, @12:34PM   Printer-friendly
from the Which-Door-would-He-Suggest? dept.

Computational nanoscientist Surendra Jain has written solvers for Sudoku, Killer Sudoku, Samurai Sudoku, Calcudoku, Kakuro and many other logic problems.

All are elegantly coded and very fast: for example, the "World's Hardest Sudoku" is solved in 0.05 seconds (on a 5 year old PC) and his Knight's Tour solver is an order of magnitude faster than this one.

The page (called "Classical Geek") has all source (in Fortran 90, one of the most popular languages in high-performance computing) as well as compilation and running instructions.

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  • (Score: 2) by gman003 on Wednesday July 02 2014, @02:11PM

    by gman003 (4155) on Wednesday July 02 2014, @02:11PM (#63058)

    I was stumped by the 36 Cube puzzle for the longest time. I could get 34 out of the 36 right, rather easily actually, but the last two always conflicted. I eventually wrote a program to brute-force it, finding every possible solution (I figured if I wrote the program, it was still me beating the puzzle, I was just using a tool).

    There were none. Zero valid solutions.

    The puzzle is literally impossible as described - you have to notice, somehow, that two of the pieces will fit into two certain spaces that no other piece of that size will.

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