Building a maze solver

Let's use the A* algorithm to solve a maze. Consider the following figure:

Building a maze solver

The # symbols indicate obstacles. The symbol o represents the starting point and x represents the goal. Our goal is to find the shortest path from the start to the end point. Let's see how to do it in Python. The following solution is a variant of the solution provided in the simpleai library. Create a new Python file and import the following packages:

import math 
from import SearchProblem, astar 

Create a class that contains the methods needed to solve the problem:

# Class containing the methods to solve the maze class MazeSolver(SearchProblem): ...

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