I am new to python coding but would like to use it to generate all the permutations and combinations of a slot car track layout given a list of pieces of track. I figure each piece of track is a block that connects at each end. Curved pieces are just curved blocks. The blocks have to line up one after another in line and make a loop, if it does not make a loop then the layout is discarded. I got as high as 10 pieces of track before I ran out of memory. I have 75 pieces of track made up of straight and curved pieces. This does not take into account each curved piece of track can face up or down.
Lastly I want to save each completed loop layout so I can use it as an input data list to generate a graphical picture of the slot car track layout.
Any help on how to code this would be deeply appreciated. Thank you.
from pprint import pprint
import numpy as np
#inputdata = [[9,0],[10,45],[10,45],[9,0],[10,45],[10,45]]
#inputdata = [9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,15,15,15,15,15,15,15,15,15,15,15,6,6,6,6,6,6,6]
inputdata = [9,9,9,15,15,15,15,6,9,3]
result = list(itertools.permutations(inputdata))
outputArrays = np.array_split(result,len(result))
#print(outputArrays) #to print a single list element.