[Community Puzzle] Depot organization

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Hello everybody,

I have a question about this puzzle:

My solution handles all test cases and four of the five validators. It only fails “Random case, very hard 2” – and I have no idea why. Without any input or output data, I’m totally lost…

Any suggesions are welcome. I’ll be happy to provide my voluminous solution (100+ lines of code, excluding comments and empty lines) if someone cares to take a look at it.

Best regards,
LZ

I am also in this case, the worst since I have to look for what is wrong in a program that passes all the tests !

here’s validator “Random case, very hard 2”

INPUT

J A Z L F R
J X Z T Z X
X L T F E V
X Z X E L T
V X Z T V Z
T V X W E T
Z V L V V W

OUTPUT

6W 5T 4X 3E 2L 1Z 0R

Thanks, I didn’t mind waiting a couple more years. :slight_smile:

I’m sorry I missed it in the first place :frowning:

Thanks ! Je m’y remets ce soir !

Merci _CG_Thibaud.
J’ai compris mon erreur. Je gérais mal les dépôts qui avaient plusieurs fois une même lettre.
Le côté vexant mais surtout très instructif c’est qu’en accédant aux solutions des autres, et comme je m’y attendais, des solutions beaucoup plus élégantes existaient (comme celle de tobk).

Hello there,
i am stuck with this puzzle as I found the good solution and some others which satisty the rules (or i miss something).
here are my answer for the first validator, by example:

1F 5K 4M 6G 3V 2W 0G
4K 1X 2R 6C 5G 0J 3C
2

I asume ‘B’ is the lowest letter in this example and is at the right wall of center in the two cases. all depot match with these neighbours. I only use rotation.
Did i forget to read something ?
thanks.

Maybe this can be clearer:
here is the second answer (good for me, bad for the result):

thanks

Rule 2 is The **center** depot must be oriented such that the texture denoted by the **alphabetically lowest character** is on the wall to the **right** .
The letter C in your example has to be to the right, where your G currently is.

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thank you very much hero @djoums ! i understood this sentence as “the depot with the alphabetically lowest character must be to the right of the center depot…” my bad english :wink: ! thanks again.

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