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by hankinsohl
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
Topic: Problem 121
Replies: 34
Views: 12221

Re: Problem 121

Got it! Thanks for your help guys. After each turn the disc is returned to the bag, an extra red disc is added, and another disc is taken at random. This sentence is very ambiguous. It's primary meaning seems to imply that a disc is randomly removed after the turn and before the next. An example, s...
by hankinsohl
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
Topic: Problem 144
Replies: 20
Views: 8368

Re: Problem 144

Could someone please post the first five reflections? EDIT: My program gets the same results for the 2nd, 9th and 33rd, but my answer isn't correct!!! (0.006 -10.000) This is the last point I get, rounded. This point is the 160th-170th point I get, hopefully I'm not giving too much away here. Am I ...
by hankinsohl
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: News, Suggestions, and FAQ
Topic: Errors/Warnings/Bugs
Replies: 545
Views: 131271

Re: Errors/Warnings/Bugs

euler wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:45 pm
It was reported in another thread, but thank you for taking the time to let me know. It should have been fixed now.
It's working now. Thanks for the quick response!
by hankinsohl
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: News, Suggestions, and FAQ
Topic: Errors/Warnings/Bugs
Replies: 545
Views: 131271

Re: Errors/Warnings/Bugs

On my ProjectEuler.net "Progress" page, problem 617 isn't shaded green in the "Problems Solved" table although I've completed it.
by hankinsohl
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: News, Suggestions, and FAQ
Topic: Difficulty Rating for New Problems
Replies: 20
Views: 4121

Re: Difficulty Rating for New Problems

hk wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:48 pm
Yes I did.
Strange - your posts indicate otherwise.

Here's a thought - two reasonable people may disagree.

In my view, courtesy and mutual respect dictate that a simple acknowledgement of disagreement suffice.
by hankinsohl
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: News, Suggestions, and FAQ
Topic: Difficulty Rating for New Problems
Replies: 20
Views: 4121

Re: Difficulty Rating for New Problems

Dear Hankinsohl, despite the fact that we took a lot of time to answer your previous question it seems that you insist on requesting that the team posts the estimated difficulty beforehand (or keeps it adjusting on the fly). As I already guessed you didn't want to reflect the ultimate reason why th...
by hankinsohl
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: News, Suggestions, and FAQ
Topic: Difficulty Rating for New Problems
Replies: 20
Views: 4121

Re: Difficulty Rating for New Problems

Something to ponder about what this has to do with your previous post: Did you ever hear of a self fulfilling prophesy? Oh and by the way: I don't like fairy tales about dromedaries either, Something for you to ponder: Do you ever dismiss others out-of-hand, without regard for what they say or writ...
by hankinsohl
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: News, Suggestions, and FAQ
Topic: Difficulty Rating for New Problems
Replies: 20
Views: 4121

Re: Difficulty Rating for New Problems

Judging the difficulty of a problem for the majority of users in advance is no easy task and the development team has often under- or overestimated it. Nevertheless, as we have repeatetly said, we try to follow a regular publishing scheme by clustering the problems into batches of 6 problems each a...
by hankinsohl
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Recreational
Topic: Is Brevity the Soul of Wit? - A Programmer's Perspective
Replies: 5
Views: 7988

Re: Is Brevity the Sole of Wit? - A Programmer's Perspective

Thanks hk. Out of curiosity, is your background mostly mathematical or programming or a mixture of both? ============== Me? My father was a PhD mathematician. I grew up loving math and science and early on in high school took a programming class which I loved. My career took me into neither field - ...
by hankinsohl
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Recreational
Topic: Is Brevity the Soul of Wit? - A Programmer's Perspective
Replies: 5
Views: 7988

Is Brevity the Soul of Wit? - A Programmer's Perspective

Browsing the problem answer posts, it seems to me that Project Euler is far more mathematically oriented than programming oriented; brevity is beautiful and is reflected in many wonderful posts. At the same time, production code in actual service often runs hard up against "beauty" - programming tea...
by hankinsohl
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: News, Suggestions, and FAQ
Topic: Difficulty Rating for New Problems
Replies: 20
Views: 4121

Difficulty Rating for New Problems

New problems are presented without difficulty ratings. Why so? I suggest that new problems immediately have a difficulty rating - a tentative rating based on how difficult the author/publisher/whoever is involved in the publishing process thinks that the problem is. ========= If there's an objection...