The Algorithm Visualization Catalog is a comprehensive collection of links to algorithm visualizations, or AVs.

JHAVÉ - Backtracking with 15 Puzzle

Link(s)
http://jhave.org/learner
Topic(s)
Backtracking, Algorithmic Techniques



Recommendation
  
Lecture Aide Has Potential
Self-study Supplement Has Potential
Standalone Has Potential
Debugging Aide Not Recommended
Works?
Yes
Delivery Method(s)
Java Web Start
Project
JHAVÉ
Project Relationship
Part of project
Language(s)
English
Author(s)
Tom Naps
Institution(s)
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
Activity Level(s)
Canned data, Questions, Step control
Source Code License
Licensed under Creative Commons
First Published
N/A
Last Modified
N/A

Description
Visualization of backtracking using the 15 puzzle as an example.
Evaluation
The AV is set up as a series of “slides” in one pane, and pseudocode in the adjacent pane. As the user steps through the “slides”, the associated pseudocode is highlighted. Occasional questions pop up for the user to answer. The AV includes a nice explanation of how backtracking works. The only real problem with this presentation is that the nodes on the graph are relatively big, and the tree quickly runs off the screen, with no scrolling available.
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Score
36