Dancing links C++ wrapper¶

sage.combinat.matrices.dlxcpp.
AllExactCovers
(M)¶ Solves the exact cover problem on the matrix M (treated as a dense binary matrix).
EXAMPLES: No exact covers:
sage: M = Matrix([[1,1,0],[1,0,1],[0,1,1]]) sage: [cover for cover in AllExactCovers(M)] []
Two exact covers:
sage: M = Matrix([[1,1,0],[1,0,1],[0,0,1],[0,1,0]]) sage: [cover for cover in AllExactCovers(M)] [[(1, 1, 0), (0, 0, 1)], [(1, 0, 1), (0, 1, 0)]]

sage.combinat.matrices.dlxcpp.
DLXCPP
(rows)¶ Solves the Exact Cover problem by using the Dancing Links algorithm described by Knuth.
Consider a matrix M with entries of 0 and 1, and compute a subset of the rows of this matrix which sum to the vector of all 1’s.
The dancing links algorithm works particularly well for sparse matrices, so the input is a list of lists of the form:
[ [i_11,i_12,...,i_1r] ... [i_m1,i_m2,...,i_ms] ]
where M[j][i_jk] = 1.
The first example below corresponds to the matrix:
1110 1010 0100 0001
which is exactly covered by:
1110 0001
and
1010 0100 0001
If soln is a solution given by DLXCPP(rows) then
[ rows[soln[0]], rows[soln[1]], … rows[soln[len(soln)1]] ]
is an exact cover.
Solutions are given as a list.
EXAMPLES:
sage: rows = [[0,1,2]] sage: rows+= [[0,2]] sage: rows+= [[1]] sage: rows+= [[3]] sage: [x for x in DLXCPP(rows)] [[3, 0], [3, 1, 2]]

sage.combinat.matrices.dlxcpp.
OneExactCover
(M)¶ Solves the exact cover problem on the matrix M (treated as a dense binary matrix).
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = Matrix([[1,1,0],[1,0,1],[0,1,1]]) #no exact covers sage: print(OneExactCover(M)) None sage: M = Matrix([[1,1,0],[1,0,1],[0,0,1],[0,1,0]]) #two exact covers sage: OneExactCover(M) [(1, 1, 0), (0, 0, 1)]