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HP Forum Archive 18

 1d Rubik's Cube for HP 35sMessage #1 Posted by Andrew Nikitin on 7 Sept 2008, 7:58 p.m. I bought myself an HP35s recently and as an excersize I programmed this game for it. Not that it can compete with this game, but still. The goal is to arrange digits 12345678 in order. The "move" takes a block of 4 digits located somewhere within the sequence and reverses them. Start with XEQ X. This will produce some permutation of digits 1..8. Top row shows number 12345 -- these are 5 possible moves. "1" will reverse first 4 digits, 2 will reverse 4 digits starting with the second, and so on. Type n R/S to perform move number n. Repeat until digits are in order. ```X001 LBL X X002 ALL X003 12345678 X004 STO X X005 9 X006 STO J X007 RANDOM X008 5 X009 × X010 IP X011 XEQ X028 X012 DSE J X013 GTO X007 X014 12345 X015 RCL X X016 STOP X017 IP X018 x<=0? X019 GTO X014 X020 5 X021 x<>y X022 x<=y? X023 XEQ X025 X024 GTO X014 X025 +/- X026 5 X027 + X028 10^x X029 STO K X030 RCL X X031 x<>y X032 INT÷ X033 x<> K X034 4 X035 STO I X036 RCL- I X037 10 X038 × X039 RCL K X040 LASTx X041 STO÷ K X042 RMDR X043 IP X044 + X045 DSE I X046 GTO X037 X047 RCL K X048 FP X049 10000 X050 × X051 - X052 × X053 STO+ X X054 RTN ``` Uses registers X, K, I, J Edited: 28 Sept 2008, 5:02 p.m. after one or more responses were posted

 Re: 1d Rubik's Cube for HP 35sMessage #2 Posted by Antonio Maschio (Italy) on 8 Sept 2008, 8:46 a.m.,in response to message #1 by Andrew Nikitin Nice game. Now you should substitute the HTML groups with textual forms: ```≤ with <= (e.g. x<=y?) ↔ with <> (e.g. x<>y) ``` This would improve readability. -- Antonio

 Re: 1d Rubik's Cube for HP 35sMessage #3 Posted by Paul Dale on 8 Sept 2008, 6:21 p.m.,in response to message #1 by Andrew Nikitin Interesting little puzzle. I seem to remember something similar for the Casio-FX602P -- I don't remember if I wrote it or it came in the program library. The move possibilities were more limited from memory. The largest number of moves to solve any legal position is 10 (e.g. 24175386). There are also unsolvable numbers. - Pauli

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