# Posts by trichoplax

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...

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...

Sandbox votes should give no reputation I believe this is already the case, but for completeness: I agree that neither upvotes nor downvotes on Sandbox posts should affect reputation. Although I...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

A King of the Hill contest requires that a controller program provided by the person hosting the contest communicate (both input and output) with each of the entries to the contest. For some contes...

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...

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...

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...

When posting a fastest-code challenge, what do I need to bear in mind? Unlike with code-golf challenges, where the score is simply the number of bytes in the source code, for a fastest-code challe...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

I see the Sandbox as a vital part of challenge design. When I visit the Sandbox I'd like to be able to show only proposals that are not finalized, so I can focus feedback where it is needed. In th...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

I'm raising this on our local Meta first, rather than the main Codidact Meta, because I don't yet have the Edit Posts ability so I can't tell what problems may exist. Hopefully some of you who have...