Room weighting

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The room weighting specifies the importance of a room for the lessons which are to be scheduled in it.

A room weighting of 0 means that the lesson will be scheduled during automatic scheduling even when there is no room or alternative room available. A room weighting of 4 signifies that scheduling the lesson only makes sense if the desired room (or one of the alternative rooms) is available. Physical education lessons, for example, only make sense if one of the sports halls is free, and cookery only makes sense if the kitchen is available, whereas maths may be taught in any room of the school which happens to be free.