I took fastest solvers table for all the problems that have this statistics available. This is available for all the problems past number

**277**. In total we have data for

**374**problems. Most of the fastest solvers tables are filled up to 100 places but early on and in some problems in the 4 hundreds that is not the case.

Okay to the statistics. Lets first do the fastests:

**Top 10 fastest first places**

1. Problem 551 :

**Min_25**: Time needed :

**1 minute**

2. Problem 592 :

**Min_25**: Time needed :

**2 minutes, 27 seconds**

3. Problem 301 :

**rng_58**: Time needed :

**2 minutes, 35 seconds**

4. Problem 625 :

**Min_25**: Time needed :

**2 minutes, 41 seconds**

5. Problem 345 :

**Anton_Lunyov**: Time needed :

**2 minutes, 53 seconds**

6. Problem 493 :

**Tepsi**: Time needed :

**3 minutes, 6 seconds**

7. Problem 521 :

**Min_25**: Time needed :

**3 minutes, 18 seconds**

8. Problem 622 :

**Zach-Lurf**: Time needed :

**3 minutes, 25 seconds**

9. Problem 638 :

**xudyh**: Time needed :

**3 minutes, 41 seconds**

10. Problem 429 :

**xudyh**: Time needed :

**4 minutes, 14 seconds**

**Top 10 fastest 10th places**

1. Problem

**301**: time needed :

**10 minutes, 4 seconds**

2. Problem

**504**: time needed :

**10 minutes, 59 seconds**

3. Problem

**429**: time needed :

**11 minutes, 37 seconds**

4. Problem

**357**: time needed :

**14 minutes**

5. Problem

**549**: time needed :

**14 minutes, 28 seconds**

6. Problem

**381**: time needed :

**14 minutes, 58 seconds**

7. Problem

**491**: time needed :

**15 minutes, 51 seconds**

8. Problem

**345**: time needed :

**15 minutes, 55 seconds**

9. Problem

**493**: time needed :

**17 minutes, 3 seconds**

10. Problem

**601**: time needed :

**18 minutes, 17 seconds**

**Top 10 fastest 50th places**

1. Problem

**493**: time needed :

**1 hour, 1 minute, 30 seconds**

2. Problem

**650**: time needed :

**1 hour, 8 minutes, 19 seconds**

3. Problem

**504**: time needed :

**1 hour, 24 minutes, 39 seconds**

4. Problem

**549**: time needed :

**1 hour, 44 minutes, 15 seconds**

5. Problem

**622**: time needed :

**1 hour, 53 minutes, 20 seconds**

6. Problem

**500**: time needed :

**1 hour, 58 minutes, 31 seconds**

7. Problem

**630**: time needed :

**2 hours, 42 seconds**

8. Problem

**609**: time needed :

**2 hours, 7 minutes, 46 seconds**

9. Problem

**601**: time needed :

**2 hours, 11 minutes, 5 seconds**

10. Problem

**643**: time needed :

**2 hours, 20 minutes, 5 seconds**

**Top 10 fastest 100th places**

1. Problem

**549**: time needed :

**5 hours, 30 minutes, 42 seconds**

2. Problem

**493**: time needed :

**5 hours, 52 minutes, 28 seconds**

3. Problem

**650**: time needed :

**6 hours, 16 minutes, 23 seconds**

4. Problem

**622**: time needed :

**7 hours, 25 minutes, 45 seconds**

5. Problem

**587**: time needed :

**8 hours, 10 minutes, 20 seconds**

6. Problem

**504**: time needed :

**8 hours, 22 minutes, 12 seconds**

7. Problem

**500**: time needed :

**8 hours, 34 minutes, 30 seconds**

8. Problem

**429**: time needed :

**8 hours, 57 minutes, 53 seconds**

9. Problem

**491**: time needed :

**10 hours, 12 minutes, 2 seconds**

10. Problem

**613**: time needed :

**11 hours, 15 minutes, 8 seconds**

As we can see the last problem 650 did pretty well in those statistics. This statistics can give us one 'measure' of how hard the problem is. Of course the time of the first place or 10th place might not be so relevant since the problem might be easy for veterans and will be quickly solved by them but for others it could be hard. However looking at fastest 50th place or fastest 100th place can definitely give us a good idea which of the problems were the 'easiest'.

As we can see problem

**301**isnt seen in fastest 50th and 100th places since the fastest solvers table is only filled up to 20 places and there isn't data available up to 100th place. However I believe it would rank pretty high also.

Thing that needs to be considered is of course also the release time of the problem. Problem

**650**had a pretty nice timing for almost everybody and that definitely is one of the factors why it got to 100 solvers so fast.

Okay which of the problems were the 'hardest' as in which problems took the most time to get X amount of solvers:

**Top 10 slowest first places**

1. Problem 328 :

**wrongrook**: Time needed :

**18 hours, 6 minutes, 45 seconds**

2. Problem 453 :

**aleksey**: Time needed :

**12 hours, 24 minutes, 41 seconds**

3. Problem 344 :

**Zink**: Time needed :

**11 hours, 3 minutes, 24 seconds**

4. Problem 379 :

**glodavac**: Time needed :

**10 hours, 34 minutes, 30 seconds**

5. Problem 566 :

**aleksey**: Time needed :

**9 hours, 47 minutes, 41 seconds**

6. Problem 415 :

**uwi**: Time needed :

**5 hours, 31 minutes, 4 seconds**

7. Problem 579 :

**aleksey**: Time needed :

**5 hours, 28 minutes, 53 seconds**

8. Problem 433 :

**grechnik**: Time needed :

**5 hours, 28 minutes, 21 seconds**

9. Problem 319 :

**x22**: Time needed :

**4 hours, 56 minutes, 53 seconds**

10. Problem 361 :

**andrewelveyprice**: Time needed :

**4 hours, 48 minutes, 12 seconds**

**Top 10 slowest 10th places**

1. Problem

**566**: time needed :

**2 days, 19 hours, 39 minutes, 11 seconds**

2. Problem

**289**: time needed :

**2 days, 3 hours, 46 minutes, 41 seconds**

3. Problem

**597**: time needed :

**1 day, 21 hours, 31 minutes, 23 seconds**

4. Problem

**328**: time needed :

**1 day, 16 hours, 7 minutes, 10 seconds**

5. Problem

**459**: time needed :

**1 day, 9 hours, 48 minutes, 17 seconds**

6. Problem

**453**: time needed :

**1 day, 8 hours, 47 minutes, 38 seconds**

7. Problem

**415**: time needed :

**1 day, 7 hours, 59 minutes, 58 seconds**

8. Problem

**585**: time needed :

**1 day, 6 hours, 22 minutes**

9. Problem

**344**: time needed :

**1 day, 5 hours, 4 minutes, 29 seconds**

10. Problem

**427**: time needed :

**1 day, 3 hours, 25 minutes, 4 seconds**

**Top 10 slowest 50th places**

1. Problem

**585**: time needed :

**18 weeks, 1 day, 21 hours, 3 minutes, 46 seconds**

2. Problem

**597**: time needed :

**13 weeks, 5 days, 8 hours, 5 minutes, 22 seconds**

3. Problem

**566**: time needed :

**13 weeks, 4 days, 48 minutes, 46 seconds**

4. Problem

**450**: time needed :

**11 weeks, 4 days, 12 hours, 16 minutes, 39 seconds**

5. Problem

**495**: time needed :

**10 weeks, 1 day, 22 hours, 26 minutes, 5 seconds**

6. Problem

**579**: time needed :

**10 weeks, 6 hours, 36 minutes, 10 seconds**

7. Problem

**415**: time needed :

**8 weeks, 1 day, 3 hours, 47 minutes, 51 seconds**

8. Problem

**439**: time needed :

**7 weeks, 6 days, 11 hours, 14 minutes, 49 seconds**

9. Problem

**459**: time needed :

**7 weeks, 5 days, 2 hours, 51 minutes, 30 seconds**

10. Problem

**483**: time needed :

**5 weeks, 6 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes, 2 seconds**

**Top 10 slowest 100th places**

1. Problem

**579**: time needed :

**109 weeks, 15 hours, 20 minutes, 46 seconds**

2. Problem

**483**: time needed :

**99 weeks, 5 days, 21 hours, 29 minutes, 25 seconds**

3. Problem

**585**: time needed :

**99 weeks, 2 days, 2 hours, 10 minutes, 11 seconds**

4. Problem

**495**: time needed :

**86 weeks, 1 day, 13 hours, 39 minutes, 20 seconds**

5. Problem

**597**: time needed :

**81 weeks, 1 day, 23 hours, 30 seconds**

6. Problem

**478**: time needed :

**75 weeks, 6 days, 21 hours, 8 minutes, 31 seconds**

7. Problem

**559**: time needed :

**66 weeks, 3 days, 1 hour, 16 minutes, 59 seconds**

8. Problem

**494**: time needed :

**62 weeks, 1 day, 9 hours, 15 minutes, 10 seconds**

9. Problem

**489**: time needed :

**60 weeks, 5 days, 10 hours, 11 minutes, 2 seconds**

10. Problem

**584**: time needed :

**54 weeks, 22 hours, 51 minutes, 8 seconds**

Note that some of the problems might be missing from top 10 slowest 100th places since they still don't have 100 solvers. One of those problems is problem

**566**which would be taking the 1st place.

One interesting thing I was thinking about doing and might do it later is check for problems that scored high in lets say fastest 50th places statistics and then scored really low in the fastest 100th places. This would identity the problems that weren't so hard for a minority, but for the persons not familiar with the topic to be super hard.

What I was also interested in was who are the best performing users on Project Euler. I decided to look at this by few interesting criteria.

- Most first places

- Most top3 places

- Most top10 places

- Most top50 places

- Most points scored (51 - place if the place was <= 50. Same scoring as in Best Eulerians)

- Average place (with the constraint that a person has to be in the fastest solvers table for atleast 10 different problems)

**Top 10 by most first places**

1. : Anton_Lunyov : 46

2. : Min_25 : 44

3. : uwi : 35

4. : aleksey : 26

5. : grechnik : 24

6. : rng_58 : 20

7. : x22 : 17

8. : xudyh : 14

9. : Nabb : 9

10. : wrongrook : 8

**Top 10 by most top3 places**

1. : Anton_Lunyov : 102

2. : aleksey : 85

3. : uwi : 81

4. : Min_25 : 80

5. : x22 : 76

6. : grechnik : 68

7. : xudyh : 30

8. : wrongrook : 29

9. : rng_58 : 25

10. : Tepsi : 25

**Top 10 by most top10 places**

1. : x22 : 251

2. : aleksey : 225

3. : Anton_Lunyov : 174

4. : uwi : 167

5. : Min_25 : 147

6. : grechnik : 130

7. : Tepsi : 102

8. : djdolls : 76

9. : cmk : 66

10. : Lucy_Hedgehog : 66

**Top 10 by most top50 places**

1. : x22 : 371

2. : aleksey : 357

3. : uwi : 335

4. : Tepsi : 294

5. : utomaya : 284

6. : cmk : 266

7. : grechnik : 229

8. : sergej.samborskij : 228

9. : Anton_Lunyov : 215

10. : djdolls : 203

As we can see there are some really talented users that have been part of Project Euler for a very long time (or still are). Of course the most wins statistics might be the most prestigous one. But there are interesting things to see in the most top50 places also. In total data of

**374**problems was collected and in 371 of those problems user x22 took place 50 or lower. The only problems in which he did not make it to top50 are 412 (not in the table), 597 (55th place) and 626 (74th place).

Of course congratulations too all the other users in those tables also. They all have incredible stats.

For the end, lets check the best performers by last two criteria:

**Top 10 by most points scored**

1. : x22 : 15327

2. : aleksey : 14679

3. : uwi : 12562

4. : Tepsi : 9630

5. : Anton_Lunyov : 9441

6. : grechnik : 8817

7. : cmk : 8670

8. : Min_25 : 8529

9. : utomaya : 7460

10. : djdolls : 6811

As we can see, the names don't really change much.

**Top 10 by average place (when on fastest solvers table)**

1. Anton_Lunyov : 7.9954 - problems counted : 218

2. hirose : 8.6203 - problems counted : 79

3. rng_58 : 8.6452 - problems counted : 31

4. bjin : 9.1538 - problems counted : 13

5. niino : 9.5 - problems counted : 16

6. Nix9 : 9.9091 - problems counted : 11

7. x22 : 9.9839 - problems counted : 373

8. aleksey : 10.0894 - problems counted : 358

9. cgy4ever : 10.2593 - problems counted : 27

10. Min_25 : 10.5463 - problems counted : 205

I will end this post with the table of users that have the most top3 places but haven't yet managed to get the number 1 place.

1. : djdolls : 11

2. : cmk : 6

3. : DjinnKahn : 4

4. : DerekLedbetter : 4

5. : whzzt : 3

6. : utomaya : 3

7. : tokoharu : 3

8. : stqn : 3

9. : sergej.samborskij : 3

10. : int : 3

I hope you find this interesting. If you have any other idea of what kind of statistics it might be interesting to look at, please say so Also if you would like to see your statistics you can say so (you can also PM me).