[R] scheduling - algorithm solution or iterate?

From: SocialProgrammer <xeverin_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 04:59:04 -0700 (PDT)

Our final year students rank 5 classes (1st, 2nd, ..., 5th), and are allocated 3, based on their choices and a minimum class size. We want to maximise satisfaction (students getting their higher preferences), but have a minimum viable class size. Is there an algorithm out there to help, in R (like TSP for the travelling salesman prob) or elsewhere, or must I just iterate and locate the highest scoring ???


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