Question about SudokuSolver for Samurai

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Question about SudokuSolver for Samurai

Postby George-NJ3H » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:27 pm

001009000000286000004000309509000000000010004000060020060500000000100000970000000
000708090100000470040000000002090007000021000308000004020000000000000805000204000
000000020000900000000370000000000306608000000000020007000600000000005000000001000
005009000007000000000060000000800000100000403500906000010700040000000162020080000
000000308000504000000200400805060040000020070900000080063000007000009000070006001

The above lines are for a straight forward Samurai puzzle.

When I copy-paste it into Sudoku Solver, I then hit Solver/Step to highlight the pencil marks that can be cleared from the givens.

Please note Nonet 2 (r3c4), has a 7 immediately placed in the cell (big number). However, the cells in r3, c4, and nonet 2 that have 7 as a candidate are not shown in red to be eliminated when clicking on any cell.

Why is this? Why aren't they not automatically eliminated when the 7 in r3c4 is placed?

I have found other instances where Big Numbers are automatically placed where the pencil marks in affected cells are not adjusted for the big number placement.

Can someone please tell me what the solution is to this issue?

Thanks so much.

Regards,
George
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Re: Question about program operation

Postby eleven » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:57 pm

Me not, sorry.
Have a good time with your solver.
There is a sudoku variant section in this forum.
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Re: Question about program operation

Postby 1to9only » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:09 am

I don't think SudokuSolver has an option to auto-update pencilmarks. Try Ruud's Clueless Helper which does (samurais and auto-update pencilmarks), it can be downloaded from here.
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Re: Question about program operation

Postby tarek » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:43 am

You can also try posting you r query on the SudokuSolver forum at http://www.rcbroughton.co.uk/sudoku/forum/index.php
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Re: Question about SudokuSolver for Samurai

Postby enxio27 » Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:38 am

As I recall (it's been a while), you have to explicitly tell the program to update pencil marks after you place a number in a cell. I vaguely recall a discussion with Richard about that, but I would have to go back to the SudokuSolver forum and find it to recall the details.
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Re: Question about SudokuSolver for Samurai

Postby Hajime » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:50 am

Hi enxio27. Glad that you are back. It is more than a year since your last post.
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Re: Question about SudokuSolver for Samurai

Postby enxio27 » Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:41 pm

Hajime wrote:Hi enxio27. Glad that you are back. It is more than a year since your last post.

Thank you! It's great to be back! Hard to believe it's been a year, but it has gone by very quickly.
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