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Monthly archives for May, 2011

Project Euler – Crazy Funct...

Project Euler – Crazy Function

update: HAHA! Got it! With some Mathematica help on solving summations. I managed to see the ‘easy’ pattern everyone talks about in the forum that gets unlocked upon solving it! Boy I really over did this one (4 a^2 (2 + b) + a (b (9 + 5 b – 5 c) – 8 c) […]

Ahh, too slow in 1B Google Code Jam – Revenge of the Hot D...

Ahh, too slow in 1B Google Code Jam – Revenge of the Hot Dogs

Oh man! I had it. If only I was as fast as these guys to the left! I got short and long for the 1st problem (but almost everyone did). I was so close to finishing the second one, (I would have had to get the long set as well at that point in the […]

Round 1A – Pseudominion Busted Me #GoogleCode...

Round 1A – Pseudominion Busted Me #GoogleCodeJam

Hmmm… Google code jam really took it to me in Round 1A.  I thought I would be clever and use strategy to get into the top 1000. I knew my strengths and weaknesses. Weakness– only a month of programming experience and in Python (which doesn’t execute as fast as C++), so speed is not my […]

Google CodeJam 2011 GoroSort!!! 55pts on to next rou...

Google CodeJam 2011 GoroSort!!! 55pts on to next round.

GORO!!! All I had to do was find the number of elements out of place!! I actually thought I tried that!  GCJ Well, I got 3/4 problems correct. On one of them I didn’t get the Long data set because I didn’t realize I could only try once so I had not yet optimized my […]