%
% Steiner triplets in MiniZinc.
%
% http://www.probp.com/examples/clpset/steiner.pl
% The ternary Steiner problem of order n is to find n(n-1)/6 sets of elements in {1,2,...,n}
% such that each set contains three elements and any two sets have at most one element in common.
% For example, the following shows a solution for size n=7:
%
% {1,2,3}, {1,4,5}, {1,6,7}, {2,4,6}, {2,5,7}, {3,4,7}, {3,5,6}
%
% Problem taken from:
% C. Gervet: Interval Propagation to Reason about Sets: Definition and Implementation of a Practical
% Language, Constraints, An International Journal, vol.1, pp.191-246, 1997.
%
%
% This MiniZinc model was created by Hakan Kjellerstrand, hakank@gmail.com
% See also my MiniZinc page: http://www.hakank.org/minizinc/
%
% include "globals.mzn";
include "globals.mzn";
int: N = 7;
int: NB = N *(N-1) div 6;
array[1..NB] of var set of 1..N: Sets;
% solve satisfy;
solve::set_search(Sets, first_fail, indomain_min, complete) satisfy;
constraint
forall(i in index_set(Sets)) (
card(Sets[i]) = 3
)
/\
forall(i,j in index_set(Sets) where i < j) (
card( Sets[i] intersect Sets[j]) <= 1
)
/\ % symmetry breaking
decreasing(Sets)
;
output [
"N: ", show(N), " NB: ", show(NB), "\n",
"Sets: ", show(Sets)
];