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Luke451



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:29 am    Post subject: Three questions Reply with quote

Some program related questions, if y'all don't mind.

1.) When a grid is copied from Simple Sudoku to a forum the result has too much wasted space. Is there a way to take the "air" of of SS pencilmark displays?

The grid can fracture depending on viewers' screen resolutions, and is especially troublesome when viewed on some smart phones. What looks fine to me may appear all verkacht to someone else.

2.) Which program creates the most compact pencilmarks for posting?

3.) Did a revised Sudoku Explainer get issued last year? There was a lot of discussion on New Players but I never saw the outcome.

Thanks!
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daj95376



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:31 am    Post subject: Re: Three questions Reply with quote

Luke451 wrote:
Some program related questions, if y'all don't mind.

You can always spot someone whose not from the South.

This is one of my favorite Redneck stories. Some educated fool decided that "you" could be singular or plural. And someone in the South had the bright idea to find an alternative ... and screwed it up!!!

y'all is singular ... and y'alls is plural. _ Very Happy _

Sorry, but I don't have an answer to any of your questions. _ Sad _

Also, I don't have the faintest idea when to use whose vs. who's (for who is). _ Embarassed _
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
 Simple Sudoku
 *-----------------------------------------------------------*
 | 9     4678  167   | 14    2     3     | 58    68    578   |
 | 68    268   3     | 7     69    5     | 1     2689  4     |
 | 167   2467  5     | 14    69    8     | 3     269   279   |
 |-------------------+-------------------+-------------------|
 | 3     9     24    | 258   458   6     | 28    7     1     |
 | 5678  5678  267   | 3     78    1     | 9     4     28    |
 | 78    1     247   | 28    478   9     | 6     5     3     |
 |-------------------+-------------------+-------------------|
 | 2     356   16    | 9     158   7     | 4     138   58    |
 | 4     35    8     | 6     15    2     | 7     139   59    |
 | 157   57    9     | 58    3     4     | 258   128   6     |
 *-----------------------------------------------------------*

Is this what you want?

Code:
compact
*------------------------------------------*
| 9    4678 167 | 14  2   3 | 58  68   578 |
| 68   268  3   | 7   69  5 | 1   2689 4   |
| 167  2467 5   | 14  69  8 | 3   269  279 |
|---------------+-----------+--------------|
| 3    9    24  | 258 458 6 | 28  7    1   |
| 5678 5678 267 | 3   78  1 | 9   4    28  |
| 78   1    247 | 28  478 9 | 6   5    3   |
|---------------+-----------+--------------|
| 2    356  16  | 9   158 7 | 4   138  58  |
| 4    35   8   | 6   15  2 | 7   139  59  |
| 157  57   9   | 58  3   4 | 258 128  6   |
*------------------------------------------*

Is a Windows command-line executable acceptable?
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Luke451



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

daj95376 wrote:
Code:
 Simple Sudoku
 *-----------------------------------------------------------*
 | 9     4678  167   | 14    2     3     | 58    68    578   |
 | 68    268   3     | 7     69    5     | 1     2689  4     |
 | 167   2467  5     | 14    69    8     | 3     269   279   |
 |-------------------+-------------------+-------------------|
 | 3     9     24    | 258   458   6     | 28    7     1     |
 | 5678  5678  267   | 3     78    1     | 9     4     28    |
 | 78    1     247   | 28    478   9     | 6     5     3     |
 |-------------------+-------------------+-------------------|
 | 2     356   16    | 9     158   7     | 4     138   58    |
 | 4     35    8     | 6     15    2     | 7     139   59    |
 | 157   57    9     | 58    3     4     | 258   128   6     |
 *-----------------------------------------------------------*

Is this what you want?

Code:
compact
*------------------------------------------*
| 9    4678 167 | 14  2   3 | 58  68   578 |
| 68   268  3   | 7   69  5 | 1   2689 4   |
| 167  2467 5   | 14  69  8 | 3   269  279 |
|---------------+-----------+--------------|
| 3    9    24  | 258 458 6 | 28  7    1   |
| 5678 5678 267 | 3   78  1 | 9   4    28  |
| 78   1    247 | 28  478 9 | 6   5    3   |
|---------------+-----------+--------------|
| 2    356  16  | 9   158 7 | 4   138  58  |
| 4    35   8   | 6   15  2 | 7   139  59  |
| 157  57   9   | 58  3   4 | 258 128  6   |
*------------------------------------------*

Is a Windows command-line executable acceptable?

Nice! Y'alls can see what I meant by "taking the air out of Simple Sudoku!" Wink

What program made the second one? If a dos prompt is involved I'm a fish out of water...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luke451 wrote:
What program made the second one? If a dos prompt is involved I'm a fish out of water...

I used a freeware text editor, Crimson Editor, on the Simple Sudoku grid. The editor allows for manipulation of columns.

I have a program that reformats 81-character puzzle strings into the rectangular format. I could have easily altered it to handle pm grids as input and use the compact format as output. Unfortunately, I don't write programs that use "windows".
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