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Recursive Eternity 2 Solver


Updated 27 Nov 2013

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Eternity 2 was a puzzle competition put out in 2007 that is still awaiting a solution (

This script uses a recursive function to solve the Eternity 2 puzzle via brute force (i.e. by trying all possible combinations). While such a method will not solve the full 16 by 16 board in a reasonable amount of time, it will solve smaller boards (10 by 10) in under a minute on modest machines.

This script is provided to serve either as an example of recursive programming or as a starting point for people wishing to solve the Eternity 2 puzzle.

Cite As

Jeremy Wurbs (2022). Eternity2 (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2010a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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