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Given 3 positive integers, indicate whether they are Borromean coprimes. Definition 3 positive integers are called Borromean coprimes if both of the following are true: Their greatest common d...

2 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 9d ago by NikNakk‭

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Find the shortest representation of an integer in generalised Roman numerals. Since there is more than one way to generalise, only the following definition applies to this challenge. Definition T...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 9d ago by NikNakk‭

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You work at a beach. In the afternoon, the sun gets quite hot and beachgoers want to be shaded. So you put out umbrellas. When you put out umbrellas you want to shade the entire beach, with as few ...

2 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by WheatWizard‭  ·  last activity 16d ago by justhalf‭

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Input is a number, you have to decide if it is part of the mandelbrot set or not, after at least 16 iterations. This is done by applying this formula: $z_n = z_{n-1}^2 + c$ repeatedly. $c$ is the ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by [Object object]‭  ·  last activity 26d ago by Arpad Horvath‭

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Given a single character, which is a valid Roman numeral, output its value. Values There are 7 valid single character Roman numerals, with the following values: Character Value I...

5 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by [Object object]‭

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The Universal Crossword has a set of guidelines for crossword puzzle submissions. In this challenge we are going to be concerned with their rules for hidden word themes. A hidden word clue consis...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by WheatWizard‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by Razetime‭

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Inspired by this challenge. If anyone has any suggestions for a song title I could use for the challenge title then please leave a comment. Definition We define f(x) for a given integer as the su...

6 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Shaggy‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by RubenVerg‭

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Your task is to write a program $p$ which outputs a string $s$ with the same length as $p$, where $s \neq p$. If I remove the $n$th byte from your program to get program $q$, then either $q$ outpu...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by WheatWizard‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by WheatWizard‭

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This is a fixed output challenge. It is similar to a standard Kolmogorov complexity challenge, except you get to choose your own fixed output. Given no input, output 55 fruits. You may choose any 5...

5 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Simple challenge: Read a byte, swap bit 7 with 0, 6 with 1, 5 with 2 and 4 with 3 and then output the byte. For example the byte 0b1001'1100 would turn into 0b0011'1001. Rules: Shortest code wi...

6 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by [Object object]‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by lovebuny‭

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Looping counter Create an infinite loop that outputs lines of asterisks, with each line containing one more asterisk. Instead of the asterisk, any printable, non-whitespace character can be used. ...

19 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by celtschk‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by [Object object]‭

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Given a chess board with some knights on it, say how many squares are neither attacked by a knight nor containing a knight. Input An 8 by 8 grid where each square is either a knight or empty T...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Suggest a word from a word list, given a string. Motivation Imagine typing a word one letter at a time, and seeing a suggested word after each letter is typed. At first the suggested word is simp...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Recently I asked for tips on improving some code-golf of mine. The code was supposed to output every third value of the Fibonacci sequence starting with 2: 2,8,34,144,610,2584,10946,46368,196418,...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by WheatWizard‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by WheatWizard‭

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Many programming languages have the concept of keywords, special syntax items that are not just identifiers reserved by some library, but words reserved by the language itself. The challenge is to...

6 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by [Object object]‭

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Given a string of printable ASCII characters, convert them all to lowercase, except not just the letters. ASCII characters that are letters have a bit in their binary representation that is 0 for ...

7 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by trichoplax‭

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import requests import json import numpy as np import base64 import cv2 Replace this with the actual image path you want to test image_path = 'H_L_.jpg' Read and preprocess the image image ...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by mjkatre18‭  ·  closed 4mo ago by Mithical‭

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Challenge idea taken from: Eliseo D'Annunzio Task Provide code that evaluates to 0.5 numerically, i.e. the output must be recognized by your chosen language as a numeric value (Number, float, dou...

23 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Razetime‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by RubenVerg‭

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Your goal is to reverse an ascii string. Given a (optionally newline or null terminated) input, output your input in reverse order, optionally followed by a newline. Terminate afterward. Function...

32 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by moony‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by qwr‭

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In this challenge, add 2 integers, but if both the integers are 2, output 5. Shortest code in each language wins! Example ungolfed program in Python 3.x def add(x, y): if x == 2 and y == 2: ...

20 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by qwr‭

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At my job we have to sometimes lay out materials. Materials come in large long rolls and are cut into smaller pieces when being laid out. When we order the rolls we draw up a layout document which...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by WheatWizard‭

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Given a sequence of lower case letters, sort them into order of height. Heights The heights of letters are dependent on font, so for this challenge the height order to be used is as defined below...

5 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Taeir‭

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Given a hinged tetromino, give it a unique, consistent label independent of location, rotation, and reflection. Tetrominoes A tetromino is a connected subset of the square tiling, composed of 4 s...

2 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by RubenVerg‭

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Given a number $n \geq 3$ as input output the smallest number $k$ such that the modular residues of $k$ by the first $n$ primes is exactly $\{-1,0,1\}$. That is there is a prime in the first $n$ p...

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by WheatWizard‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by WheatWizard‭

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The probability of rolling every number from 1 to 6 with $N$ six-sided dice. Input A positive integer $N$. Your code must work for inputs up to and including 10, but may crash, error, or give ...

4 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by RubenVerg‭

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You roll $N$ six-sided dice simultaneously. Your score is the highest number rolled. If you play this game many times, what is the expected value (mean) of your score? Input A positive integer ...

2 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by RubenVerg‭

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Challenge This is a simple randomness challenge: Given a non-negative integer $n$, and positive integer $m$, simulate rolling and summing the results of $n$ fair dice, each of which have $m$ sides...

10 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by RubenVerg‭

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Given two binary strings $A$ and $B$ such that $A$ is an anagram of $B$, output a third binary string $S$ such that both $A$ and $B$ can be created by iterated removals of the substring $10101$ fro...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by WheatWizard‭

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Task Given a list of numbers $X$ produce a second list of numbers $Y$ such that $Y_i$ is the length of the longest common prefix of $X$ and $X$ with the first $i$ elements removed. For example if...

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by WheatWizard‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by TheCodidacter, or rather ACodidacter‭

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Challenge Given an array of numbers return the cumulative count of each item. This is the number of times an item has occurred so far. Examples [1,1,2,2,2,1,1,1,3,3] -> [1,2,1,2,3,3,4,5,1,2]...

19 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by rak1507‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by WheatWizard‭

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In this challenge you will take a number $n$ and a string $X$ of length $\geq n$, and produce a regular expression which matches all strings that are withing $n$ character substitutions of $X$. Sp...

3 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by WheatWizard‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by WheatWizard‭

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Task You are going to take three strings as input $A$, $B$ and $X$. And your goal is to determine if there exists a third string $S$ such that both $A$ and $B$ can be formed by iteratively removin...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by WheatWizard‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by WheatWizard‭

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You are a low-level censor working for the Ministry of Media Accuracy. Part of your job is to make sure that certain words don't appear in publications. Every morning you get a fresh stack of next...

4 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by WheatWizard‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by Shaggy‭

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Connect opposite corners of a rectangle of characters without putting 4 characters in a row. Input Two numbers, W and H, representing the width and height of the rectangle Each number will be ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by WheatWizard‭

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An $n$-polyomino is a connected subset of the square tiling consisting of $n$ squares. We will not require that polyominos be simply connected, that is they can have holes. We will say a $n$-polyo...

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by WheatWizard‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by WheatWizard‭

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An polyomino is a non-empty connected subset of the square tiling consisting of squares joined along their edges. We will not require that polyominos be simply connected, that is they can have hole...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by WheatWizard‭

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Challenge A simple challenge: Given a two-dimensional matrix (an array of arrays) of real numbers, compute the determinant. The determinant of a matrix is a mathematical construct used in many ap...

9 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by aspen138‭

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The problem Someone has created an encoding format for square bit matrices, however they have found it isn't perfect! One encoding may not decode to exactly one matrix, or it may not even be possi...

0 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by Aftermost2167‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Aftermost2167‭

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This is a fixed output challenge. Output a textual representation of a chessboard hosting 8 queens, none of which are attacking each other. There are 92 ways of arranging them, 12 if rotations and...

5 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by m90‭

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Given a sequence of letters, omit those with the highest or lowest pop count. Terminology The pop count or population count of a binary string is the number of 1s in it. For this challenge, the ...

6 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by A username‭

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Given a string, convert all of its letters using ROT13, and all of its digits using ROT5. This is sometimes referred to as ROT13.5. Input A sequence of printable ASCII characters (character cod...

4 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Razetime‭

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Convert a matrix or grid of digits to its antitranspose. For a square matrix , this is its reflection in its antidiagonal. More generally, for a rectangular matrix, this is its reflection in its sk...

4 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by torres‭

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Given a sequence of letters, output only the vowels. Input A sequence of letters This may be a string or any ordered data structure of characters (provided it is consistent between inputs) Th...

9 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by taoh‭

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Given a radius R, output a text representation of a circle. Input A positive integer R (strictly greater than zero) You do not need to handle values of R greater than 32 Output A square ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Given a word that can be rotated by 180 degrees (a half turn) about at least one of its 3 axes and continue to be composed of English alphabet letters, output one of its rotated forms. The 3 rotat...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Given an integer $N$ in balanced quinary, output the first $N$ characters of your source code if $N$ is positive, or the last $-N$ characters of your source code if $N$ is negative. Terminology ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Background While we do have a "Hello, World!" challenge, we still don't have one regarding input. So let's do one! Challenge Create a program that takes an input (not as a function argument) the...

16 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by south‭

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Challenge Given a string, e.g. Hello, do the following: Mirror it: Hello -> HelloolleH and create a right triangle using it as the sides: H ee l l l l o...

11 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Razetime‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Shaggy‭

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Given a positive integer as input, indicate which base from 2 to 16 gives the most holes in the representation of the input in that base. The digits used are 0123456789ABCDEF. Note that these incl...

6 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Razetime‭

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Introduction The classic "Hello, World" challenge. What more can I say? Rules Program takes no input. Program outputs Hello, World! with an optional trailing newline. No other output is accep...

58 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by anna328p‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by __blackjack__‭