Student Seating Chart Generator

Generate seating chart combinations based on students' seating preferences using a genetic algorithm.

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Created: 2016-08-09 22:03:54, Last updated: 2023-05-27 13:35:08
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Using the calculator

To generate a seating chart based on students' seating preferences, enter the student names and their corresponding seating preferences in the "Students Preferences" table. Each row should contain the student's name and their preferred seating partners. Optionally, you can specify the "Population size" and "Number of generations" for the genetic algorithm parameters. Once you've entered the necessary information, click the "Generate Seating Chart" button.

For more information about the interpretation of the result the genetic algorithm parameters, please refer to the "Seating Chart" section below.

PLANETCALC, Seating chart

Seating chart

Students preferences

Student nameSeating preferences
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Digits after the decimal point: 2
Chart efficiency
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Seating Chart

The seating chart generator uses a genetic algorithm to find combinations that accommodate students' seating preferences. The algorithm aims to optimize the seating arrangement based on the given preferences while considering the popularity of certain students and avoiding unwanted seating arrangements.

The output seating chart table displays the student names and their seating partners, indicating whether they are both glad (++), one is glad while the other is indifferent (+-/-+), or both are indifferent (--). The efficiency of the seating chart is also provided as a percentage, representing how well the preferences are satisfied. Please note that achieving 100% efficiency, where everyone is glad to sit next to each other, may be challenging or even impossible in real-life scenarios.

By adjusting the parameters of the genetic algorithm, such as the population size and number of generations, you can experiment with finding better seating arrangements. Keep in mind that the genetic algorithm provides a heuristic solution, which may not always guarantee an optimal result but can be practical for most situations.

The seating chart generator saves you time and effort in manually organizing seating preferences, enabling you to create student seating arrangements more efficiently.

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PLANETCALC, Student Seating Chart Generator