Andrew Wyllie
and 1 contributors

# MODULE

Games::YASudoku::Board

# DESCRIPTION

This module defines the Sudoku board.

# METHODS

_init

initialize a new board The game board is 9 rows by 9 columns, but we will store the board in a one dimensional array - For example, element 9 will map to row 2, column 1 (keep in mind that the first element of the array is 0).

get_rows/get_row

Get rows will return a ref to an array of all the rows. get_row will just return one row - valid row numbers are 1 - 9.

get_cols/get_col

Get cols will return a ref to an array of all the cols. get_col will just return one row - valid col numbers are 1 - 9.

get_grps/get_grp

Groups are defined as a set of nine boxes group in squares, there are three rows of groups and three groups in each row. They are numbered as follows.

``````  1 | 2 | 3
---|---|---
4 | 5 | 6
---|---|---
7 | 8 | 9``````

get_grps will return a ref to an array of all the groups. get_grp will just return one group which can be specified by one of the numbers above.

get_values

return a list of all the squares with values set

get_element_membership

This method will return the three groups that the element is a member of. One row, one column and one group.

show_board

This method displays the current state of the board

show_board_detail

This method displays the current state of the board including the possible values for each unsolved square.

run_board

this method solve the board

pass_one

the first pass looks for values and reduces valid_num arrays

pass_two

this pass looks for valid_num arrays which have a unique value and therefore need to have that value assigned to them

Example: Square 1 can be (1,2,3) Square 2 can be (2,3,4,6) Square 3 can be (2,3,4,5) Square 4 can be (5,6) Since square 1 is the only one with a '1', it needs to be 1

# AUTHOR

Andrew Wyllie <wyllie@dilex.net>

# BUGS

Please send any bugs to the author

The Games::YASudoku moudule is free software and can be redistributed and/or modified under the same terms as Perl itself.

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