Several encoding and associated utilities are provided in the
The abstract class
Encoding provides a common interface for all encodings.
Schedule has direct encoding of a solution: it associates every task in the jobshop to a start time.
It plays a particular role as it is the standard way of representing a solution. As a consequence, all other encodings must provide a way to produce a schedule.
isValid(): returns true if the schedule is valid (no violated constraints).
makespan(): computes the makespan of the solution.
criticalPath(): returns a critical path in the solution.
asciiGantt(): generates a Gantt chart view of the solution in ASCII art.