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Title: Computational complexity and an integer programming model of Shakashaka
Authors: Demaine, Erik D.
Okamoto, Yoshio
Uehara, Ryuhei
Uno, Yushi
Keywords: integer programming
pencil-and-paper puzzle
Issue Date: 2013-08
Publisher: CCCG
Magazine name: Proceedings of the 25th Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry (CCCG 2013)
Start page: 31
End page: 36
Abstract: Shakashaka, one of the so-called “pencil-and-paper”puzzles like Sudoku, was proposed by Guten and hasbeen popularized by the Japanese publisher Nikoli. The computational complexity of Shakashaka was not studied so far. We first prove that Shakashaka is NPcomplete. Next we formulate Shakashaka as an integer programming problem. We apply the formulation to some concrete instances that appeared in a puzzle book, and solve them by using an IP solver, and show the experimental results; each problem can be solved in a second.
Rights: Copyrights of the article is maintained by the authors. Erik D. Demaine, Yoshio Okamoto, Ryuhei Uehara and Yushi Uno, Proceedings of the 25th Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry (CCCG 2013), 2013, 31-36.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10119/11619
Material Type: author
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