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cs150: Notes 10

Assignments Due

Lab Hours

Kinga's lab hours tomorrow will be 4-5:30pm, instead of the normally scheduled 6-7:30pm time. Richard will have his normal lab hours tomorrow, 7:30-9pm. This afternoon, Dan will have his normal lab hours, 4-5:30pm.

Please take advantage of the scheduled lab hours to make progress on PS3.

Pegboard Puzzle

First, we need a way to represent the state of a board. The way we use is a bit strange, but will make solving the problem easier. Instead of keeping a list of the pegs, we keep a list of the empty squares. If a valid board position is not in the list of empty squares, it means there is a peg at that position.
;;; A board is a pair of the number of rows and the empty squares
(define (make-board rows holes) (cons rows holes))
(define (board-holes board) (cdr board))
(define (board-rows board) (car board))

;;; A position is a pair of a row and column.
;;; make-position creates an row, col coordinate that 
;;; represents a position on the board
;;; e.g.             1,1
;;;               2,1   2,2
;;;            3,1   3,2   3,3
(define (make-position row col) (cons row col))
(define (get-row posn) (car posn))
(define (get-col posn) (cdr posn))

(define (same-position pos1 pos2)
  (and (= (get-row pos1) (get-row pos2))
       (= (get-col pos1) (get-col pos2))))
Define a procedure on-board? that takes as inputs a board and a position, and outputs true if and only if the position is on the board.

Define a procedure remove-peg that takes as input a board and a position, and produces as output the board with the peg at the input positition removed.
(define (remove-peg board posn)
  (make-board (board-rows board) 

Define a procedure add-peg that takes as input a board and a position, and produces as output the board with a peg added at the input positition. (Hint: this is much tougher.)

Next, try to solve as much of the problem as you can. You should first think about how to simulate a jump on the board. Then, consider how to find all the possible jumps on a given board. Finally, consider how to search all the possible sequences of jumps to find a winning sequence.

Good luck! And remember, even if you leave two pegs, "you're purty smart".

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