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Author:  nicow  [ Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: describe your solver

I am updating my (Excel2007) solver to make it more input-friendly as I'm beginning to get RSI.
It was very easy to let it remember the last operator. In plus-only or multiply-only puzzles, I have to type the operator only once!

Now I am looking for a handy method to code the cages in a simple and fast way to reduce key strokes. A cage of 3 cells used 8 keystrokes, now only 2.

I found out, that it is easy for a macro to determine how a cell is left. That is, a+[enter] can be distinguished from a+[arrow left]. That kind of information can be used! And this opens the way for a kind of 'steno' to specify the form of a multi cell cage!

So far I have made 42 functions. For example v+[enter] is a square, v+Arrow is a parallelogram in that direction. So 5 functions underneath a letter.
c is for correction, a is add cell to cage in that direction. It works fine.

I have to type 70% less!

Author:  pnm  [ Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: describe your solver

Here's a new one:

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