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Postby Mowpar » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:13 pm

Is there anyone else out there that has this problem I across all the time? When I seek to find information on a solving technique, the explanation does not usually go into detail as to why this is this and why that is that. They mostly speak to logic, a logic that seems to need no explanation. :roll:
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Re: Understanding

Postby JasonLion » Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:14 am

Short answer, there are few gifted writers working in Sudoku. The standard for accepting a new technique requires a proof, so most people focus on that, with some attention to correctness, least they get criticized, but next to no attention on making it easily understood and almost never including information on how to spot a situation where a technique applies. The one or two gifted writers that write about Sudoku tend to stick to very simple techniques described for a mass audience, while nearly all of the other descriptions were written by people working on, or near, the forefront of technique discovery. Discovering new techniques and being a good writer don't tend to go together.
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