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Program to help me choose classes

  1. May 25, 2012 #1
    Hello, does anyone know of any website that has a program that lets me type in all the classes I want to take and type in the times and days for them, and then the program arranges them in ways that don't overlap so I can visually see what classes I will be able to take that semester?
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  3. May 25, 2012 #2
    I was thinking about making a program that did exactly this. I gave up after thinking about it for a little bit because of the large number of possibilities that would have to be presented. If you wish to take 5 classes and each has 4 possible time slots that's 45 = 1024 possible combinations. A computer could certainly handle this, but how would you present it to the user?

    I thought about having the program calculate things like total gaps between classes and days per week of class, but realized it was a lot easier just to put the choices in a text file and start arranging them into the most logical combinations. This is the kind of thing humans are very good at, compared to computers.
  4. May 25, 2012 #3
    Out of all those combinations though, there would only be a couple of combinations where there's no overlapping of times. I don't know how to make programs, so I have no idea how hard it would be. You'd think something like that would already exist.
  5. May 26, 2012 #4
    Try schedulizer.com
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