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Pentomino Solver

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A code that solves the pentomino puzzle.


Updated 13 Oct 2011

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The code uses a backtracking technique to solve the solutions to the pentomino puzzles.
De puzzle can be solved over different grids.
Also the intermediate steps can be animated.

Cite As

Peter van Alem (2020). Pentomino Solver (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (2)

Thanks for this program because it as written in Matlab it is easy to understand!


What is the theory behind the algorithm?
What is Patternlist?


The algorithm is improved and a little bug is fixed.

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2011a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux
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