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Help me find this solver

Postby mannyoh » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:11 am

About y years ago, I somehow had contact with a member who sent me his solver..unfortunately, I HAVE LOST all my files in a system wipeout [I'm 84 and only semi-computer/internet literate]

The solver was based on entering the givens that were given sort of like this ---

..65.7..9..47.8.4.etc etc until all 81 value/nonvalue was listed

Does this sound familiar to anyone...

All help will be appreciated....

I don't know if this is permitted, but my email is masmpr@ameritech.net

Hoping for some replies

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Re: Help me find this solver

Postby StrmCkr » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:16 am

Leunam? long time no see on these new/old forums, welcome back and hope your health is in prosperous conditions.

that's a pretty vague description for a string entry method, but ill try to decipher it with the additional context.

do you remember if it was a command line based solver ? {given the poor computer literate, i highly doubt it was a command line}

application program ?
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if its your own excel spreed sheet your after there is a link for it on your own thread seen here:
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Re: Help me find this solver

Postby Leren » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:35 am

If I were you I'd download the free Hodoku solver, which you can find here.

It's a great teaching program, and includes, amongst many other things, a library of test puzzles in line format, which is the format that I think you are talking about.

One of the great things about it is that it accepts almost any input format. All you have to do is copy your puzzle into the paste buffer and paste it into the Hodoku puzzle screen and it solves the puzzle for you.

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Re: Help me find this solver

Postby SteveG48 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:59 pm

How about Andrew Stuart's solver? I think it takes entry the way you describe. http://www.sudokuwiki.org/sudoku.htm

That said, I agree with Leren.
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Re: Help me find this solver

Postby ghfick » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:19 pm

I can warmly recommend Philip Beeby's solver as well:

http://www.philsfolly.net.au/

Phil's solver includes many newer strategies; including SK Loops, MSLS and MultiFish. All three solvers [by Bernhard, Andrew and Philip] have their many merits.
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Re: Help me find this solver

Postby tarek » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:11 pm

ghfick wrote:I can warmly recommend Philip Beeby's solver as well:

http://www.philsfolly.net.au/

Wow, I didn't know of this solver .... so much effort has been put into this
Excellent :idea:

Philip needs to add these missing techniques to ER so we can re-boot the patterns game

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Re: Help me find this solver

Postby Leren » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:33 pm

Andrew has recently added sections on Single and Double Exocets, but he only covers the basic cases. Nothing on twin Exocets or Mirror Node inferences last time I looked. Still, it's a start.

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Re: Help me find this solver

Postby StrmCkr » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:42 pm

https://sunnie-shine.github.io/sudokuTechnique/Technique-Display.html

Anyone know what this is or were it's from... This refrence list is impressive.
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Re: Help me find this solver

Postby David P Bird » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:05 pm

StrmCkr, It looks like this website is currently being developed. If you go back to https://sunnie-shine.github.io/sudokuTechnique/ there seem to be 4 options but only one of them currently displays anything. But yes, the list of techniques shown is very impressive!

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