Re: [tablix-list] Pale grey means, "I've scheduled a lesson you didn't ask for"!?

From: Nicholas Robinson <>
Date: Tue Dec 21 2004 - 13:11:40 CET


I ran your input file and then ran my csv output module against it and a quick
look suggests that we are experiencing the same thing (see attachment).

I seem to end up with a timetable for the class that is the target of the
conflicts-with having lessons for itself and all of those belonging to
classes that conflict with it. There is an un-documented restriction called
'group' in the cvs version that may be useful instead of using the
'same-time-as' for me, but (a) I haven't had time to explore it and (b) it
might not be appropriate for you and (c) I don't know if it is working yet!



On Tuesday 21 December 2004 09:28, John Winters wrote:
> I'm steadily working up a real timetable with Tablix, but I've hit an
> oddity since I added some explicit "conflict-with" specifications.
> Although the run now ends with a score of 0 0 (all requirements met
> completely), when I look at the output files there are some lessons
> scheduled for classes which aren't even meant to be having them! Oddly
> enough, the software seems to know it's done this because it shows them
> in pale grey in the output file instead of the normal darker grey.
> I'm puzzled by this. I thought the idea was to take a specified set of
> tuples and to fit them as best it could into the schedule. Here it
> seems to have made up some un-requested tuples.
> I attach an input and output file. Note that 9 MAT1 to 9 MAT5 should be
> having Maths lessons and 9 ENG1 to 9 ENG5 should be having English
> lessons. For the most part they are, but just in places the software
> has scheduled 9 MAT? to have an English lesson and vice versa.
> Can anyone de-mystify me please?
> Cheers,
> John

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