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Patterns

Postby Bernard Stay » Wed Apr 13, 2005 9:25 am

I have noticed a frequent occurrence of a pattern of permutations of three in the top 3 boxes only in Times puzzles. Today has in boxes 1/2/3: - 719/971/791 & 254/452/254 & 863/683/386. Yesterday's had 125/125/152 & 986/869/689 & 473/437/734. Similar patterns occurred in the 08/04 (fiendish) puzzle, the 02/04 (difficult), the 26/03 (mild) etc.. etc. Of no importance, but seems to show an odd bias in the generating program that this should happen so often and happen only with the first three boxes. Wayne might like to comment (or not as the case may be!).
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Postby Bernard Stay » Fri Apr 15, 2005 3:43 pm

I see that nobody's interested in this. Indeed why should they be? However I've now noticed that the Su Doku example on the home page (the one that solves itself at the slide of the mouse) has a such a permutational pattern (589/598/985 317/713/173 642/246/462) but in that case it's in the last three boxes, unlike all my examples which were in the first three.

It's OK, I'm going now and won't bore you with my wierdies again (at least not this week!)
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Interesting

Postby EDEN HEAVEN » Sun Apr 17, 2005 9:12 pm

I am new to these puzzles but wondered about If there were patterns. I find this very interesting. However, I am not smart enough to comment on the why of it just find it curious. As a frequent worker of english logic and optical mensa puzzles I have found pattern formations helpful. I hope Wayne will comment.

What also might be interesting is to look at the Nikoli sudoku Books you can get them at japanese bookstores in your area. No need to buy them just look in the answers in the back to see if you notice a patterns. If not then you can assume it is the program.

Another thing to look at is the apple version of this game which you can download for free it you have access to an apple. It is by someone else, hence you could check to see if the patterns occur. This will tell you if it is Waynes program or a product of how any sudoku puzzle is formed.

But I am new to all this, just random thoughts
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Postby Guest » Mon Apr 18, 2005 8:02 am

Thanks EH.

"Another thing to look at is the apple version of this game which you can download for free it you have access to an apple."

Have Apple, download where?
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Postby Animator » Tue Apr 19, 2005 8:28 am

You might want to look at Yesterdays puzzle (18th April)...

It had the same thing (or atleast similar) in box 4, 5, 6
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Postby Bernard Stay » Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:53 am

Yes, and the sequence 4 5 3 in all three boxes!
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