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The 50 substrings that validate any string of Roman numerals

Given a string of Roman numerals, decide whether it forms a valid Roman number. If not, output the substring that proves this, from the list of 50 strings described below. Relevant fact This chal...

5 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 3d ago by --Hyde‭

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Print the modular multiplicative inverse / virtual fractions

Goal Print the modular multiplicative inverse with a modulus of 65536 (or a higher exponent of 2) for odd numbers 1-97. Example output Print these values (or an extension of them): 1 43691 52...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by H_H‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by isaacg‭

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Shortest representation in generalised Roman numerals

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 8mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by NikNakk‭

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Construct the Irish possessive

In this challenge you will take an Irish word and a personal pronoun and create the possessive pronoun construction combining the two. For example sé, madra becomes a mhadra. Translated to English...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by WheatWizard‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by Arpad Horvath‭

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Borromean coprimes

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 8mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by NikNakk‭

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Fibonacci without consecutive digits

Output the Nth number in the list of Fibonacci numbers that have no consecutive digits. Input A non-negative integer. Output The Nth number in the list of Fibonacci numbers whose base 10 ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by ok12d‭

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HOW TO HANDLE THIS ERROR: "Failed to get input map for signature: serving_default" [closed]

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 10mo ago by mjkatre18‭  ·  closed 10mo ago by Mithical‭

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Is it stuck in a counting loop?

Given a list of non-negative integers the function $f$ replaces every integer with the number of identical integers preceding it (not necessarily contiguously). So f [1,1,2,2,1,3,3] = [1,2,1,2,3,1...

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by WheatWizard‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by isaacg‭

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12-hour time is weird

Your mission for today, should you choose to accept it, is to write a simple 12-hour clock calculator. Your input will always be in the form of arg op arg, where op is either + or -, and arg is eit...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by honnza‭

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Plain black webpage

This is a language specific challenge, for HTML only. Your answer is the content of a self contained HTML file, that when opened in a web browser gives a plain black page. Requirements The HTM...

4 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Razetime‭

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Probability of rolling all 6 dice faces

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 11mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by RubenVerg‭

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Label a hinged tetromino

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 12mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by RubenVerg‭

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Calculate the Z-array

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 12mo ago by WheatWizard‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by TheCodidacter, or rather ACodidacter‭

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I irradiate your source code, you irradiate your output

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 8mo ago by WheatWizard‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by WheatWizard‭

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How many umbrellas to cover the beach?

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 7mo ago by WheatWizard‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by justhalf‭

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Find near miss prime multiples.

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 11mo ago by WheatWizard‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by WheatWizard‭

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Can I follow this recipe?

You work in a kitchen which has a peculiar rule. When you mix something into a pot you must always add at least one new ingredient. So you can add pasta, oil, salt then pesto, but not pasta, pesto...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by WheatWizard‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by isaacg‭

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Count polyomino bisections

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 12mo ago by WheatWizard‭

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Reverse the bits in a Byte

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 9mo ago by H_H‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by lovebuny‭

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Round trip stones

$N$ vessels initially contain $3$ stones each. What is the probability of having at least $3$ stones in the first vessel after moving a uniformly random selection from the first vessel to the secon...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 23d ago by Arpad Horvath‭

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Build a replacement ball in regex.

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 11mo ago by WheatWizard‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by WheatWizard‭

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Expected value of highest dice rolled

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 11mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by RubenVerg‭

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Determine if a polyomino is "prime"

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 12mo ago by WheatWizard‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by WheatWizard‭

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Are these reduced forms of the same thing?

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 11mo ago by WheatWizard‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by WheatWizard‭

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Decoding a non injective bit matrix encoding

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 1y ago by Aftermost2167‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Aftermost2167‭

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Is it a valid hidden word?

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 7mo ago by WheatWizard‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Razetime‭

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Single digit Roman numeral

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...

6 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 8d ago by xrs‭

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Word suggesting

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...

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Balanced quinary quasiquine

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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The holeyest base

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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Give the fool's fibonacci sequence

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 9mo ago by WheatWizard‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by WheatWizard‭

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Digit antitranspose

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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Is it part of the mandelbrot set?

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 9mo ago by H_H‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Arpad Horvath‭

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Rationalise recurring binary

Given a potentially recurring binary string, output the number it represents, as a fraction in lowest terms. The notation used in this challenge for recurring digits is non-standard. An r is used ...

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

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Just the vowels please

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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Chequer checker

A chequer board (also spelt "checker board" in some places) is an 8 by 8 grid of squares alternating between 2 colours. Check whether a provided pattern could be a region of a chequer board. The c...

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

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Efficient censorship

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 11mo ago by WheatWizard‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Shaggy‭

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55 fruit salad: choose your own Kolmogorov complexity

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 8mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Reverse engineer the colors for a layout.

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 10mo ago by WheatWizard‭

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Prove commutativity on this monoid presentation.

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 11mo ago by WheatWizard‭

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Create a range grid

This challenge is based on the i. verb from J. A range grid is basically a range of m × n numbers fit into a rectangular grid with m rows and n columns. A 2×3 range grid would be: 0 1 2 3 4 5 ...

8 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Razetime‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Shaggy‭

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Connect the corners without 4 in a row

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 11mo ago by WheatWizard‭

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Find n Niven Numbers

Challenge A Niven number is a positive integer which is divisible by the sum of its digits. For example, 81 -> 8+1=9 -> 81%9=0. Your task is to find the first n Niven numbers, given n. Te...

7 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Razetime‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Shaggy‭

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Make a frequency table (histogram)

Challenge Given an array in any suitable format, create a frequency table for it. i.e: Pair each unique element with the number of times it appears in the array. You can return the frequency tabl...

10 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Razetime‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Moshi‭

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Encode with ROT13.5

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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8 coexisting queens

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 1y ago by m90‭

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Sort letters by height

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 11mo ago by Taeir‭

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Knight safe squares

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 9mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Golf golf challenge

The task is to create a program which displays a golf score as text. It takes 2 numbers as input, separated by space or new line: The first number is the par of the specific hole. The second nu...

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by radarek‭

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Pinwheel ​words

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