Message #92

From: Matt Young <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] The twist counting script
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 16:21:17 -0700

>> Hello! I’ve been playing with the MC4D again recently, and was
>> wondering how to use the twist counting Perl script written by Jay
>> Birkenbilt. I do have a Perl interpreter, but I’m unsure how to
>> feed the script my solution log files and get a twist count.
>> Also, am I correct in understanding that the script will count
>> only actual twists, and not rotations of the entire hypercube that
>> leave it in the same state? Any help would be appreciated.
> On my Linux system, I just say
> perl logfile
> where logfile is the full (or relative) path to the logfile. You may
> have to specify a full path to the perl script as well. Keep in mind
> that you have to run this from the command line. It just outputs the
> number of twists used to solve the puzzle after subtracting out the
> original twists used to scramble the puzzle.

Thanks for the help! Much appreciated.

–Matt Young