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NAME ^

Algorithm::MasterMind::Secret - Minimal framework for MM secrets

SYNOPSIS ^

    use Algorithm::MasterMind::Secret;

    my $sikrit = new Algorithm::MasterMind::Secret 'ABCD';

    my $blacks_whites = $sikrit->check('BBBB'}

DESCRIPTION ^

Basically a string and a hash, caches the string in a hash so that it is faster to check against it in mastermind. This class is heavily optimized for speed, which might result in some inconvenients.

INTERFACE ^

new ( $string )

A string in an arbitrary alphabet, but should be the same as the ones you will use to solve

check( $string )

Checks a combination against the secret code, returning a hashref with the number of blacks (correct in position) and whites (correct in color, not position). The string must be a variable. So don't count on the variable after the call.

check_secret( $secret )

Same as above, but the argument must be a Algorithm::Mastermind::Secret.

string()

Returns the string corresponding to this secret.

CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT ^

Algorithm::MasterMind requires no configuration files or environment variables.

DEPENDENCIES ^

Algorithm::Evolutionary, but only for one of the strategies. Algorithm::Combinatorics, used to generate combinations and for exhaustive search strategies.

INCOMPATIBILITIES ^

None reported.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS ^

No bugs have been reported.

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-algorithm-mastermind@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org.

SEE ALSO ^

Other modules in CPAN which you might find more useful than this one are at Games::Mastermind::Solver, which I didn't use and extend for no reason, although I should. Also Games::Mastermind::Cracker

You can try and play this game at http://geneura.ugr.es/~jmerelo/GenMM/mm-eda.cgi, restricted to 4 pegs and 6 colors. The program mm-eda.cgi should also be available in the apps directory of this distribution.

The development of this projects is hosted at sourceforge, https://sourceforge.net/projects/opeal/develop, check it out for the latest bleeding edge release.

If you use any of these modules for your own research, we would very grateful if you would reference the papers that describe this, such as this one:

 @article{merelo2010finding,
  title={{Finding Better Solutions to the Mastermind Puzzle Using Evolutionary Algorithms}},
  author={Merelo-Guerv{\'o}s, J. and Runarsson, T.},
  journal={Applications of Evolutionary Computation},
  pages={121--130},
  year={2010},
  publisher={Springer}
 }

AUTHOR ^

JJ Merelo <jj@merelo.net>

LICENCE AND COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (c) 2009, JJ Merelo <jj@merelo.net>. All rights reserved.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See perlartistic.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY ^

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