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Re^4: Challenge: 8 Letters, Most Words

by McA (Curate)
on Oct 04, 2013 at 21:06 UTC ( #1056935=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Challenge: 8 Letters, Most Words
in thread Challenge: 8 Letters, Most Words

A ++ for admitting that there is missing something. That shows IMO real greatness.

Best regards
McA


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Re^5: Challenge: 8 Letters, Most Words
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Oct 04, 2013 at 22:14 UTC
    Update: Amongst other possible errors, this rejects words that have more than 8 letters; whereas it should only reject words with more than 8 unique letters!

    The corrected version is much slower. (And still running!)

    BTW: Where is your (attempt at) a solution? Or are you one of those that can only get their jollies critiquing others honest attempts?


    With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
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      Hi BrowserUK,

      my approach is still running. I'll present my "solution" as soon as I have the feeling I did it right. My solution is a real brute force solution. I will last some time as I have to loop over 13,884,156 permutations iterating over 35016 unique words.

      I hope I'll be right. ;-)

      McA

        I'll present my "solution" as sson as I have the feeling I did it right.

        The beauty of challenges is that no one is harmed -- and we can all learn from -- imperfect attempts.

        The trouble with waiting for brute force is that if you've not considered something, that someone else can point out, you've a long time to wait before you discover that.

        I look forward to critiquing your approach :)


        With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
        Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
        "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
        In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

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