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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Hi, I thought I'd share

this little program I wrote for those boolean

algebra enthusiasts or C# users.

It runs under Microsoft Visual C# 10 Beta Express.

It just downloaded the free development tools

2 days ago, the Express version is free!

Here's the code:

```
//project: Boolean 4 variable solver, called array5 in my C# projects, since it came from an array sampler,
// and I didn't dare change the name too much yet, just learning C#...
//This solves the 2 to the power of 16 4-variable boolean cases creating small equations.
//using operators that combine two items into one.
//The trivial cases have complexity of 0, the easy ones you start with, the variables and all true and all false.
//variables a, b, c, d, and their negatives, and 0 and 1.
//a list is created where each decimal value is two other easier ones combined together with boolean logic.
//folling down the tree, you can create an equation when you get to the trivial cases, which are variables.
//When the final list is written, the eight trivial cases are shown as 888777 still, just didn't change them.
using System;
using System.IO; //for file i/o
class DeclareArraysSample
{
public static void Main()
{
Console.WriteLine("StartingProgram" + " yes");
int[] jMom = new int[65538];
int[] jDad = new int[65538];
int[] jComplexity = new int[65538];
int[] jConnector= new int[65538];
int jiter = 0;
while (jiter < 65537)
{
jComplexity[jiter] = 888777;
jMom[jiter]=888777;
jDad[jiter]=888777;
jConnector[jiter]=888777;
jiter++;
}
//hex values to follow... They are the trivial cases from a truth table with a,b,c,d columns and output.
//when the output below is the same or the invert as one of the 4 columns, then it is trivial.
jComplexity[0xFFFF]=0; //jComplexity[0b1111111111111111]=0;
jComplexity[0x0000]=0;//jComplexity[0b0000000000000000]=0;
jComplexity[0xFF00]=0;//jComplexity[0b1111111100000000]=0;
jComplexity[0x00FF]=0;//jComplexity[0b0000000011111111]=0;
jComplexity[0x0F0F]=0;//jComplexity[0b0000111100001111]=0;
jComplexity[0xF0F0]=0;//jComplexity[0b1111000011110000]=0;
jComplexity[0x3333]=0;//jComplexity[0b0011001100110011]=0;
jComplexity[0xCCCC]=0;//jComplexity[0b1100110011001100]=0;
jComplexity[0x5555]=0;//jComplexity[0b0101010101010101]=0;
jComplexity[0xAAAA]=0;//jComplexity[0b1010101010101010]=0;
long jValueInc = 0;
int jChangeMade = 1;
while (jChangeMade == 1)
{
jChangeMade = 0;
Console.WriteLine("Times");
int jiter3 = 0;
while (jiter3 <= 0xFFFF)
{
int jiter2 = 0;
while (jiter2 <= 0xFFFF)
{
jValueInc += 1;
if ((jComplexity[jiter2] < 2222 ) && (jComplexity[jiter3] < 2222 ))
{
int jAnswer;
int jComplexNow;
/////////////////////////xor
jAnswer = jiter2 ^ jiter3; // ^ is xor
jComplexNow = jComplexity[jiter2] + jComplexity[jiter3] + 1;
if (jComplexNow < jComplexity[jAnswer])
{
jConnector[jAnswer] = 55; //xor
jComplexity[jAnswer] = jComplexNow;
jMom[jAnswer] = jiter2;
jDad[jAnswer] = jiter3;
jChangeMade = 1;
//Console.WriteLine(jAnswer);
}
////////////////////or
jAnswer = jiter2 | jiter3; // | is or
jComplexNow = jComplexity[jiter2] + jComplexity[jiter3] + 1;
if (jComplexNow < jComplexity[jAnswer])
{
jConnector[jAnswer] = 77; //or
jComplexity[jAnswer] = jComplexNow;
jMom[jAnswer] = jiter2;
jDad[jAnswer] = jiter3;
jChangeMade = 1;
//Console.WriteLine(jAnswer);
}
///////////////////and
jAnswer = jiter2 & jiter3; // & is and
jComplexNow = jComplexity[jiter2] + jComplexity[jiter3] + 1;
if (jComplexNow < jComplexity[jAnswer])
{
jConnector[jAnswer] = 22; //and
jComplexity[jAnswer] = jComplexNow;
jMom[jAnswer] = jiter2;
jDad[jAnswer] = jiter3;
jChangeMade = 1;
//Console.WriteLine(jAnswer);
}
}
jiter2++;
}
jiter3++;
}
}
Console.WriteLine(jValueInc); //debugging stuff
Console.WriteLine("John E. Franklin"); //debugging stuff
//this is a place on my hard drive.
string path = @"c:\area34\bigfile.txt"; //the file with 65536 lines in it, big file!!
if (!File.Exists(path))
{
//create file to write to.
using (StreamWriter sw = File.CreateText(path))
{
sw.WriteLine("Hello");
sw.WriteLine("And");
sw.WriteLine("Welcome");
}
}
int jPrintm = 0;
while (jPrintm <= 0xFFFF)
{
string jGate = "";
if (jConnector[jPrintm] == 22)
{
jGate = " and ";
}
if (jConnector[jPrintm] == 77)
{
jGate = " or ";
}
if (jConnector[jPrintm] == 55)
{
jGate = " xor ";
}
//Console.WriteLine(jPrintm + " = " + jMom[jPrintm] + jGate + jDad[jPrintm]);
///this text is always added, making the file longer.
using (StreamWriter sw = File.AppendText(path))
{
sw.WriteLine(jPrintm + " = " + jMom[jPrintm] + jGate + jDad[jPrintm]);
//sw.WriteLine("65535 = trivial"); //for example...
}
jPrintm += 1;
}
Console.WriteLine("End Program--Press Enter to Exit");
Console.ReadLine();
}
}
```

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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This program takes about 12 minutes to run on a Pentium, about every 4 minutes, the word "Times" appears on the DOS window. Even though I print to the DOS command window, I still have access to many MegaBytes of RAM if needed, I tried in another program and got 77 million 4-byte integers filled with numbers!! The "Times" word appears three times, and then the file writes out in about 2 seconds, and is about 1.3 Megabytes long. The carriage return line feeds are already provided for you with the WriteLine command.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
- Posts: 3,588

In case you want to see the 65536 lines of output, I have them in a webpage now.

Some lines say, "trivial case", not 888777888, I replaced them to look better.

Here's the linky:

http://johnericfranklin.250free.com/boolean.html

If more than 150 people view it in a month, it will stop working though until the next month, since it is free hosting and the file is 1.5 megabytes.

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