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arrays and slices, basic chess movement rules
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recursion • simple dynamic programming • memoization • backtracking • restructuring problems • calculating factorials and Fibonacci numbers • finding knight's tours • solving the n-queens problem • solving the Tower of Hanoi puzzle
Rod Stephens
1 week · 4-6 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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The Tower of Hanoi is one of the most famous (and fun!) mathematical puzzles you can tackle. In this liveProject, you’ll set out to solve this tricky challenge using recursive functions in the Rust programming language. Kickstart your journey with factorials, then calculate Fibonacci numbers and solve the Knight’s Tour and N-Queens problems. Then, you’ll be ready to take on the Tower of Hanoi—and transfer your new recursion skills to multiple other problems.

This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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Rod Stephens

Rod Stephens started out as a mathematician but discovered the fun of algorithms and has been programming ever since. Rod was a Microsoft Visual Basic Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 15 years, has spoken to user groups and conferences, and has taught introductory programming courses. He has written more than 35 books including Essential Algorithms: A Practical Approach to Computer Algorithms Using Python and C# and Beginning Software Engineering, both of which include material related to this series of liveProjects.


This liveProject is for Rust programmers who want to flex their skills. You should know the basics of Rust, but you don’t need any advanced knowledge or capabilities.

  • Intemediate Rust
  • Rust arrays and slices
  • Rust structs and vectors
  • Basics of chess rules
  • Basics of math


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