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Posts tagged code-golf

Code golf is a winning criterion, where users seek to solve the challenge in as few bytes of source code as possible.

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Challenges Digit Sum Integer Sequence (working title)

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...

7 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Shaggy‭  ·  last activity 2d ago by xrs‭

Question code-golf sequence
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Challenges Looping counter

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. ...

20 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by celtschk‭  ·  last activity 2d ago by xrs‭

Question code-golf
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Challenges 1, 2, Fizz, 4, Buzz!

The task Output the first 100 elements of the infamous FizzBuzz sequence. How? The FizzBuzz sequence is the sequence of decimal integers from 1 to 100 inclusive, but: If the integer is divisi...

21 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Dion‭  ·  last activity 2d ago by xrs‭

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Challenges 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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Challenges Make $2 + 2 = 5$

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: ...

21 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  last activity 6d ago by xrs‭

Question code-golf math number
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Challenges Reverse an ASCII string

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...

33 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by moony‭  ·  last activity 8d ago by xrs‭

Question code-golf
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Challenges 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

Question code-golf
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Challenges 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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Q&A Tips for golfing in Emmental

Also posted here on CodeGolf.SE Brief introduction to Emmental: Emmental is a self-modifying programming language defined by a meta-circular interpreter. It is a stack based language, but also ...

0 answers  ·  posted 28d ago by CrSb0001‭

Question code-golf tips
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Challenges 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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Sandbox Round trip stones [FINALIZED]

posted 2mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Challenges 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

Question code-golf string list
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Sandbox 12-hour time is weird [finalized]

posted 3mo ago by honnza‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by honnza‭

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Challenges 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

Question code-golf
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Challenges 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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Challenges 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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Challenges 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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Challenges 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

Question code-golf math
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Challenges 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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Challenges 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

Question code-golf math
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Challenges 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

Question code-golf number
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Challenges 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 8mo ago by WheatWizard‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by justhalf‭

Question code-golf array
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Challenges 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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Challenges 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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Sandbox Arbitrary angle wrapping wordsearch

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

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Sandbox Single character Roman numeral [FINALIZED]

posted 8mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Sandbox Borromean coprimes [FINALIZED]

posted 8mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Challenges 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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Sandbox 3D compass point from 3D coordinates

posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Sandbox Is it part of the mandelbrot set? [FINALIZED]

posted 9mo ago by H_H‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Challenges 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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Challenges 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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Sandbox A word suggester [FINALIZED]

posted 11mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Challenges 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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Challenges Keyword golfing

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 10mo ago by H_H‭

Question code-golf
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Challenges Lowercase, but not just the letters

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 10mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Challenges 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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Challenges 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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Challenges 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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Challenges 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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Challenges 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

Question code-golf math dice
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Challenges 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

Question code-golf math dice
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Sandbox Probability of rolling all 6 dice faces [FINALIZED]

posted 11mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Challenges Roll n fair dice

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 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by RubenVerg‭

Question code-golf random
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Sandbox Expected value of highest dice rolled [FINALIZED]

posted 11mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by trichoplax‭

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