The Stable Marriage Problem (Gale-Shapley Algorithm)

/* Given a set of N men and N women, and for each person a preference list   */
/* of persons they want to marry, then Pairs is a list of assignments of     */
/* each man to some woman so that there does not exist any pair who are not  */
/* matched but prefer each other to their current partners.                  */
/* This implements the Gale-Shapley Algorithm.                               */
/* e.g. Ms=[x(1,[4,2,3,1]),x(2,[3,1,2,4]),x(3,[4,1,2,3]),x(4,[1,3,2,4])],    */
/*      Ws=[x(1,[3,2,1,4]),x(2,[1,3,4,2]),x(3,[3,1,4,2]),x(4,[1,4,2,3])],    */
/*      smp(Ms, Ws, Pairs)                                                   */
/* gives Pairs=[p(2,2),p(4,3),p(3,1),p(1,4)]                                 */
smp(Men, Women, Pairs):-smp(Men, Women, [], Pairs).

smp([], _, Pairs0, Pairs):-
  smp_1(Pairs0, Pairs).
smp([x(M,[W|Ws])|FreeMs], Ws0, Pairs0, Pairs):-
  \+member(y(_,W), Pairs0), !, % W is not engaged; W accepts M
  smp(FreeMs, Ws0, [y(x(M,Ws),W)|Pairs0], Pairs).
smp([x(M,[W|Ws])|FreeMs], Ws0, Pairs0, Pairs):-
  remove(y(x(M1,Ws1),W), Pairs0, Pairs1), % W is engaged to M1
  member(x(W,Ms), Ws0),
  prefers(Ms, M, M1), !, % W prefers M to M1; W accepts M; M1 becomes free
  smp([x(M1,Ws1)|FreeMs], Ws0, [y(x(M,Ws),W)|Pairs1], Pairs).
smp([x(M,[_|Ws])|FreeMs], Ws0, Pairs0, Pairs):-
  % W is engaged to M1 and prefers M1 to M; M stays free
  smp([x(M,Ws)|FreeMs], Ws0, Pairs0, Pairs).
smp_1([], []).
smp_1([y(x(M,_),W)|Ys], [p(M,W)|Ps]):-
  smp_1(Ys, Ps).

/* prefers(Ls, M, N) is true if M precedes N in the list Ls.                 */
prefers([M|_], M, _):-!.
prefers([L|Ls], M, N):-
  L \= N,
  prefers(Ls, M, N).

/* member(X, Xs) is true if the element X is contained in the list Xs.       */
%member(X, [X|_]).
%member(X, [_|Xs]):-member(X, Xs).

/* remove(X, Ys, Zs) is true if Zs is the result of removing one             */
/*   occurrence of the element X from the list Ys.                           */
%remove(X, [X|Ys], Ys).
%remove(X, [Y|Ys], [Y|Zs]):-remove(X, Ys, Zs).

 * Generate random sets of people and preferences, and solve the problem
% e.g. rand_smp(50, Ms, Ws, Pairs)
rand_smp(N, Ms, Ws, Pairs):-
  findall(I, for(1, N, I), Is),
  rand_data(Is, Is, N, Ms),
  rand_data(Is, Is, N, Ws),
  smp(Ms, Ws, Pairs).

rand_data([], _, _, []).
rand_data([M|Ms], Is, N, [x(M,Ws)|Xs]):-
  shuffle(Is, N, Ws), 
  rand_data(Ms, Is, N, Xs).
/* shuffle(Xs, M, Ys) is true if Ys is a pseudo-random permutation of the    */
/*   set of M elements in the list Xs.                                       */
shuffle([], 0, []):-!.
shuffle(Xs, M, [X|Ys]):-
  rand_int(M, N),
  nth_remove(Xs, N, X, Xs1), !,
  M1 is M - 1,
  shuffle(Xs1, M1, Ys).

/* rand_int(I, J) is true if J is a pseudo-random integer less than I.       */
rand_int(I, J):-J is int(rand(I)).

/* for(I, J, K) is true if K is an integer between I and J inclusive.        */
for(I, J, I):-I =< J.
for(I, J, K):-I < J, I1 is I + 1, for(I1, J, K).

/* nth_remove(Xs, N, X, Ys) is true if X is the N-th (base 0) element of     */
/*   the list Xs, the remaining elements being Ys.                           */
nth_remove(Xs, N, X, Ys):-nth_remove_1(Xs, X, 0, N, Ys).

nth_remove_1([X|Ys], X, N, N, Ys):-!.
nth_remove_1([Y|Xs], X, N0, N, [Y|Ys]):-
  N1 is N0 + 1,
  nth_remove_1(Xs, X, N1, N, Ys).

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