## How large the high-levels are

### How large the high-levels are

If it's allowed, could anyone tell, how large high levels are (maybe width, height or number of colors)? I mean level, for example 40-45 and further ones. Currently I have some ideas but they will be useless for too large levels, so it's interesting to me, is it reasonable to implement them.

I am not being very accurate because I don't want to look at real numbers, since I am solving the current level for a while.

but i guess you are doing it completely different and laugh about my thoughts right now

the method around seems to be self-learning, so we should be careful in discussions.. this may be a little frustrating sometimes, but also much more rewarding..

so, I will not reveal what I am doing, but a little of methodology should be fine. I spent quite a while trying to estimate how long my solution would take to solve the level. this is good to determine if I am going to wait, if optimization in some factor would be enough or I have really to think about something new.. a week is fine, a month possibly ok, an year is usually not fine, a decade almost sure not fine. But it surely depends on the patience of each one.

another thing that helped was devising a checkpointing strategy.. this turned out to be necessary after some frustrating progress-loss a couple of times.. this ended up being interesting since it is a concern of "real-world" applications..

### Level statistics

I made some statistics about the available levels.

The numbers are generated by examining 100 instances of each level.

The numbers are generated by examining 100 instances of each level.

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```
Level #Colors #Pieces Game size Fields per piece
1 2 3 3x3 - 3x3 1 - 3
2 2 4 3x3 - 3x3 1 - 3
3 2 5 3x3 - 3x3 1 - 3
4 2 5 3x3 - 3x4 1 - 4
5 2 6 3x3 - 4x4 1 - 4
6 2 6 3x3 - 4x3 1 - 4
7 2 6 3x3 - 4x5 1 - 5
8 2 7 3x3 - 4x5 1 - 5
9 2 7 3x3 - 4x5 1 - 5
10 2 7 3x3 - 5x5 1 - 6
11 2 8 3x3 - 5x6 2 - 6
12 3 8 3x3 - 5x5 2 - 6
13 2 8 3x4 - 6x5 2 - 7
14 3 9 4x3 - 5x6 2 - 7
15 2 9 4x3 - 7x5 2 - 7
16 3 9 3x5 - 6x5 3 - 8
17 2 10 4x4 - 5x6 3 - 8
18 3 10 5x3 - 5x6 3 - 7
19 2 10 5x4 - 7x5 3 - 9
20 3 11 5x4 - 5x7 3 - 9
21 2 11 6x3 - 6x6 3 - 7
22 3 11 4x5 - 6x6 3 - 10
23 2 12 6x4 - 6x6 3 - 10
24 3 12 4x5 - 7x5 3 - 7
25 4 12 5x4 - 7x6 3 - 11
26 3 13 5x4 - 5x6 3 - 6
27 2 13 6x4 - 7x5 3 - 7
28 3 13 5x6 - 7x7 3 - 12
29 2 14 5x6 - 7x7 3 - 12
30 4 14 5x4 - 7x5 3 - 7
31 2 14 7x5 - 7x7 3 - 13
32 3 15 6x6 - 8x7 3 - 13
33 2 15 5x5 - 6x6 3 - 7
34 3 15 6x6 - 9x7 3 - 14
35 4 16 6x7 - 7x9 3 - 14
36 3 16 4x7 - 6x6 3 - 7
37 2 16 6x7 - 7x10 3 - 15
38 3 17 6x8 - 9x8 3 - 15
39 2 17 5x5 - 6x6 3 - 6
40 4 17 6x8 - 9x9 3 - 16
41 2 18 7x7 - 9x9 3 - 16
42 3 18 6x5 - 6x7 3 - 7
43 2 18 6x8 - 9x9 3 - 17
44 3 19 8x7 - 10x9 3 - 17
45 4 19 7x5 - 7x6 3 - 7
46 3 19 9x7 - 10x9 3 - 18
47 2 20 7x9 - 9x10 3 - 18
48 3 20 5x7 - 8x6 3 - 7
49 2 20 9x7 - 10x11 3 - 19
50 4 21 7x9 - 9x12 3 - 19
51 2 21 6x6 - 7x7 3 - 7
52 3 21 7x5 - 6x7 3 - 6
53 2 22 9x8 - 12x10 3 - 20
54 3 22 6x6 - 7x7 3 - 7
55 4 22 10x8 - 11x11 3 - 21
56 3 23 9x9 - 11x11 3 - 21
57 2 23 5x8 - 9x6 3 - 7
58 3 23 8x11 - 13x10 3 - 22
59 2 24 9x10 - 12x12 3 - 22
60 4 24 8x5 - 6x9 3 - 7
61 2 24 8x11 - 12x12 3 - 23
62 3 25 11x9 - 12x12 3 - 23
```

Hm, maybe the term "fields" is misleading in this context.portal wrote:What do you mean by "Fields per piece"?

"Fields per piece" should denote the number of colored squares per piece, e.g. 4 for all pieces occurring in Tetris.

Exactly.portal wrote:And for "game size", I suppose your metric for min and max is the area. Is this right?