This challenge is directly related to solving, creating, or otherwise working with sudoku puzzles.

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What is the “best” solution of sudoku? [on hold]

Consider "points" of a sudoku solution is: where c[k] = sum of all abs[(xi - xj)(yi - yj)] such that the values of cell (xi, yi) and (xj, yj) are both equal to k. How many points can you get ?
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How many Sudoku puzzles exist?

This is not a Sudoku solver, nor a Sudoku checker. Your challenge is to write a function or script that, given as input the "block" size of a 2D Sudoku puzzle (which is 3 for the classic 9x9 board, 4 ...
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Build a Killer Sudoku Solver

You thought regular sudoku was hard, now try Killer Sudoku! In the game of Killer Sudoku, you aren't given any numbers at all. Instead, you're given regions that are said to add up to a certain ...
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Minimal Sudoku Generator [closed]

Ask questions if you need to, I'll elaborate on anything that needs clarified. My challenge is to unsolve a sudoku to a minimal state. Basically take a supplied, solved, sudoku board and unsolve it ...
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Sudoku board generator

A program that randomly generates a Sudoku game board with varying degrees of difficulty (however you decide to measure difficulty). Sudoku requires that there is only one solution, so your program ...
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Unique Sudoku Finder

Challenge: Given a Sudoku board on standard input, find the minimum number of numbers added to make the board unique. Specifics/Rules: The input is formatted as follows (all whitespace is ...
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Implement a Brute Force Sudoku Solver

Implement the shortest Sudoku solver using guessing. Since I have received a few request I have added this as an alternative question for those wishing to implement a brute force sudoku solver. ...
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Implement a Non-Guessing Sudoku Solver

Implement the shortest Sudoku solver. Sudoku Puzzle: | 1 2 3 | 4 5 6 | 7 8 9 -+----------------------- A| 3 | 1 | B| 6 | | 5 C| 5 | | 9 8 3 -+----------------------- ...