February 2nd, 2012, 08:38 AM
Game Schedule, logic
I know I can't be the only game scheduler in the world with this problem...
I need to write a tool that schedules games for x number of weeks with x number of teams that ensures every team plays each other (if possible).
The basics of the functionality is this:
* There can be an even or odd number of teams, if odd there will of course be a "bye" week where one team is not playing (buy could be considered a team when doing the algorithm).
* The number of weeks can be either even or odd, basically the algorithm should just run until the number of weeks run out.
* The rotation should be so that every team plays every team but never itself (if number of weeks permits)
Basically for 4 teams the result would look like this:
A vs B
C vs D
A vs C
B vs D
A vs D
B vs C
I would like the code to be able to handle the number of games as input, but honestly if the rotation is solved, I can limit the number of games myself.
I do appreciate any help or direction I can get.
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