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Game::Sudoku - Store, validate and solve sudoku puzzles
use Game::Sudoku; # Create an empty game my $game = Game::Sudoku.new(); # Set some cells $game.cell(0,0,1).cell(0,1,2); # Test the results $game.valid(); $game.full(); $game.complete(); # Get possible values for a cell $game.possible(0,2);
Game::Sudoku is a simple library to store, test and attempt to solve sudoku puzzles.
Currently the libray can be used as a basis for doing puzzles and can solve a number of them. I hope to add additional functionality to it in the future.
The Game::Sudoku::Solver module includes documenation for using the solver.
The default constructor will accept and 81 character long string comprising of combinations of 0-9. This code can be got from an existing Game::Sudoku object by calling it's .Str method.
Returns True if the sudoku game is potentially valid, IE noe row, colum or square has 2 of any number. A valid puzzle may not be complete.
Returns True if the sudoku game has all it's cells set to a non zero value. Note that the game may not be valid.
Returns True is the sudoku game is both valid and full.
Returns the sorted Sequence of numbers that can be put in the current cell. Note this performs a simple check of the row, column and square the cell is in it does not perform more complex logical checks.
Returns an empty List if the cell already has a value set or if there are no possible values.
If the optional :set parameter is passed then returns a Set of the values instead.
Getter / Setter for individual cells. The setter returns the updated game allowing for method chaining. Note that attempting to set a value defined in the constructor will not work, returning the unchanged game object.
Returns the list of (x,y) co-ordinates in the given row.
Returns the list of (x,y) co-ordinates in the given column.
Returns the list of (x,y) co-ordinates in the given square of the grid. A square can either be references by a cell within it or by it's index.
0|1|2 ----- 3|4|5 ----- 6|7|8
Resets the puzzle to the state given in the $code argument. If the previous states initial values are all contained in the new puzzle then they will not be updated. Otherwise the puzzle will be treated as a fresh one with the given state.
Simon Proctor firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright 2017 Simon Proctor
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the Artistic License 2.0.