I can find very little info on this technique. Can anyone post a basic explanation or some examples?
Thanks,
Luke in Ca
A finned N-fish with elimination * for a given digit d is a set of N rows together with a cell * not in one of these rows, such that, after removal of all cells that 'see' * (i.e., lie in the same row, column or box as *), the remaining cells in these N rows that have d as a candidate lie in N-1 columns. Since N digits d cannot lie in N-1 columns, it follows that the cell * cannot be d, and we can eliminate this candidate.
(Or the same with rows and columns interchanged.)
ravel wrote:Hi Luke.
you are welcome, thanks for your criticism, really any feedback is desired here. Often we dont know, if people forgot to thank for the answer or did not understand it [added:]or were not interested in it.
But i am sure, that you will get better answers here than i got from the hotline, when my phone&internet were not working (and they get paid for it)
ravel wrote:Hi Luke.
you are welcome, thanks for your criticism, really any feedback is desired here. Often we dont know, if people forgot to thank for the answer or did not understand it [added:]or were not interested in it.
But i am sure, that you will get better answers here than i got from the hotline, when my phone&internet were not working (and they get paid for it)
rep'nA wrote:Luke,
Your concerns are well noted. Let me give a partial defense of this site. Firstly, many of us on this forum have been 'studying' Sudoku for months or years. The knowledge has not always come easy and there are very few of the regulars who understand everything. Part of that is because of presentation, but mostly it is because many of the techniques are complicated. It was only a post today that finally helped me to understand the definition of a Frankenfish and that is a relatively old technique and I am a relatively old member. Some things just aren't easy or easy to explain..