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Re: Algorithm questions...

by larsen (Parson)
on Nov 17, 2000 at 02:55 UTC ( #42111=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Algorithm questions...

I suggest visiting this link.
Lots of problems, even very difficult to solve. They don't require knowing a specifical programming language. They measure (well, they're supposed to do) problem-solving skill. Tell me what do you think about them. See you

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Re: Re: Algorithm questions...
by FouRPlaY (Monk) on Nov 17, 2000 at 03:16 UTC
    Ah yes, the ACM. The University Of Waterloo (my current school and Albannach's alma matter) placed in the top three for the past 3 years.
    • 3rd in 1998
    • 1st in 1999
    • 2nd in 2000, but the only team to complete all the questions

    I think I'm done bragging now.

    Learning Perl or Going To Die Trying
      Strange... if I remember Contest Rules, final standings base upon the number of problems solved by each team. How did your team take 2nd position? Would you mind contacting the judges? :)

      By the way, I partecipated three times to regional contest. I've really had a good time. I suggest this experience to every student :)

        The way it was explained in the Imprint (UW newspaper) is that points get deducted every time an incorrect solution is submitted. So, UW's team submitted wrong answers (several times, if I remember) and lost enough points to fall be St. Petersburg.

        Learning Perl or Going To Die Trying
      They apparently changed Contest Rules while I was looking somewhere else :). Well, I don't like new Rules: I think ACM Contest should answer the question: "Who can solve as many problems as possible, given 5 hours, a computer and a Judging System?". This question in some cases is supposed to mimic another question "Who is the best programming team?". In my opinion, and in that sense, Waterloo University is 1999's Contest Winner ;)

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