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8 Queens Puzzle

The 8 Queens Puzzle solved with a genetic algorithm

What is it?

Possible solutions of the 8 Queens Puzzle are solved by a genetic algorithm. First, a population of 1000 genomes, each with a random solving constellations, is created. Then, 2 genomes with a high fitness (good solving constellation) are taken and their genes crossed and mutated to create successors with a hopefully better solving constellation.

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Requirements

What you need for compiling:

How to compile

  1. Set up ClanLib by following these instructions: http://clanlib.org/wiki/MainDocs:Visual_C%2B%2B_on_Windows
  2. Get the source code and open the project in Visual Studio
  3. In the menu bar, click on VIEW and open the PROPERTY MANAGER
  4. In the Property Manager Window, expand the tree and double click "Microsoft.CPP.Win32.user" under "Debug | Win32"
  5. You will see the Property Pages Window. Click VC++ Directories
  6. Edit the Include Directories and add the include directory of your DirectX SDK, e.g. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft DirectX SDK (June 2010)\Include", as well as the include directory of ClanLib.
  7. Click okay and edit the Library Directories. Add the Lib Directories of your DirectX SDK, e.g. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft DirectX SDK (June 2010)\Lib\x86" and "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft DirectX SDK (June 2010)\Lib\x64"
  8. Also add the lib\win32 Directory of ClanLib
  9. Close the Property Pages Window and repeat steps 4-9 but with "Microsoft.CPP.Win32.user" under "Release | Win32"
  10. Hit Build :)

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2012 David Pertiller david@pertiller.me

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