boomerang, a MATLAB code which considers the boomerang tiling puzzle, a smaller version of the eternity puzzle. The puzzle specifies a region R composed of 2376 30-60-90 triangles, and a set of 66 "tiles", each consisting of 36 30-60-90 triangles, and seeks an arrangement of the tiles that exactly covers the region.
The boomerang puzzle was devised as a follow up to trinity (4 tiles), the whale (8 tiles), the boat (21 tiles), the tortoise (45 tiles) and a warmup to eternity (209 tiles). It represents a subset of the Guenter Stertenbrink solution of the eternity puzzle.
Some of these codes rely on access to files in the "eternity" directory, which might be accessed by a MATLAB "addpath()" command, or else by simply copying those files into the user's directory as well.
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boomerang is available in a MATLAB version.
boat, a MATLAB code which considers the boat tiling puzzle, a smaller version of the eternity puzzle. The boat puzzle specifies a region R composed of 756 30-60-90 triangles, and a set of 21 "tiles", each consisting of 36 30-60-90 triangles, and seeks an arrangement of the tiles that exactly covers the region.
boomerang_cplex_test a BASH code which calls cplex(), to read the LP file defining the boomerang tiling problem, solve the linear programming problem, and write the solution to a file.
boundary_word_drafter, a MATLAB code which describes the outline of an object on a grid of drafters, or 30-60-90 triangles, using a string of symbols that represent the sequence of steps tracing out the boundary.
eternity, a MATLAB code which considers the eternity puzzle, which considers an irregular dodecagon shape that is to be tiled by 209 distinct pieces, each formed by 36 contiguous 30-60-90 triangles, known as polydrafters.
eternity_tile, a MATLAB code which considers the individual tiles of the eternity puzzle, 209 distinct pieces, each formed by 36 contiguous 30-60-90 triangles, known as polydrafters.
pram, a MATLAB code which considers the pram puzzle, a smaller version of the eternity puzzle. The pram puzzle specifies a region R composed of 2304 30-60-90 triangles, and a set of 64 "tiles", consisting of 36 30-60-90 triangles, and seeks an arrangement of the tiles that exactly covers the region.
serenity, a MATLAB code which considers the serenity puzzle, a smaller version of the eternity puzzle. The serenity puzzle specifies a dodecagonal region R composed of 288 30-60-90 triangles, and a set of 8 "tiles", each consisting of 36 30-60-90 triangles, and seeks an arrangement of the tiles that exactly covers the region.
tortoise, a MATLAB code which considers the tortoise tiling puzzle, a smaller version of the eternity puzzle. The puzzle specifies a region R composed of 1620 30-60-90 triangles, and a set of 45 "tiles", each consisting of 36 30-60-90 triangles, and seeks an arrangement of the tiles that exactly covers the region.
trinity, a MATLAB code which considers the trinity puzzle, a smaller version of the eternity puzzle. The trinity puzzle specifies a region R composed of 144 30-60-90 triangles, and a set of 4 "tiles", T1, T2, T3 and T4, each consisting of 36 30-60-90 triangles, and seeks an arrangement of the four tiles that exactly covers the region.
whale, a MATLAB code which considers the whale tiling puzzle, a smaller version of the eternity puzzle. The whale puzzle specifies a region R composed of 288 30-60-90 triangles, and a set of 8 "tiles", each consisting of 36 30-60-90 triangles, and seeks an arrangement of the tiles that exactly covers the region.