Timetabling with aSc and ManageBac
This gist will explain how I built a schedule with aSc timetables, and used the exported XML data to turn it into CSVs compatible with ManageBac's bulk imports for classes and timetable uploads.
This is not intended to provide a complete end-to-end solution, but to provide timetablers with general strategies with specific examples. In particular, the use of aSc subjects and divisions, how they should coincide with complex scheduling needs, and then how to get it to a "flat" output for csv upload. There are a variety of ways to specify a timetable with aSc; this solution only uses constraints provided by subject and division specifications.
This example uses a 7-Day Timetable (Day 1, Day 2, … Day 7), where each day has four blocks (Block 1, Block 2, … Block 4), and each block can be divided into two periods. (Block 1 consists of periods 1 and 2, Block 4 consists of periods 7 and 8). There are seven subjects, plus some school-specific subj