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Sudoku Size

Postby nj3h » Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:27 pm

I saw on another forum that someone asked for a 5x5 solver. Pappocom's excellent program does not offer this particular size. Of course, it has many other great size choices to choose from. As a suggestion, is it possible to allow the user just to pick any size from 4x4 up to 16x16 either square or rectangle with sides 4 through 16 cells?

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Postby Pappocom » Fri Aug 26, 2005 3:15 am

Some sizes (e.g., 13x13) don't lend themselves to Rectangle puzzles.

Ever wonder why the program's Rectangle Picker is a somewhat complex way of selecting sizes? There is a reason ... wait for the next release of Sudoku!

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Postby BrianGriffin » Sat Aug 27, 2005 4:59 pm

I thought that only numbers that were prime numbers couldnt be done.

So from 16 onwards, you could do:

18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, etc just no prime numbers?
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The maths wouldn't work properly

Postby simon.ferre » Fri Sep 23, 2005 3:35 pm

If you were correct, the number 22 for example would only allow you to create a grid 11x2 or 2x11 - which would be very thin and possibly too big - not impossible, but probably not very nice to look at.

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Postby Pi » Fri Sep 23, 2005 3:44 pm

Although the rectangle puzzles are nice i would much prefer a 16x16 as the squares add beauty to a sudoku
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Postby nj3h » Fri Sep 23, 2005 7:03 pm

I would hope in the next revision that Pappocom would allow for the potential of displayingl 16 candidates in each cell so that all possibilities in a 16x16 grid can be entered. I really want to try a 16x16, but I want to have the capability of entering all candidates should there be more than 9 of them. In addition, the standard display layout of


for cell candidates (if Hex display option was chosen) would sure be ideal.

Thanks for considering.
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Postby Pi » Sat Sep 24, 2005 2:28 pm

I Disagree slightly, i donn't like having a zero as one of the digits, it gets confusing when i am counting through potential candidates, why not for get numbers in the larger grids and have letter puzzles
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Postby lunababy_moonchild » Sun Sep 25, 2005 9:23 am

Pi, there is an option in the program to print out letters only (works in all sizes of puzzles).

View, Game Options, Symbols, Letters.

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