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Re^12: Challenge: 8 Letters, Most Words

by McA (Priest)
on Oct 05, 2013 at 13:38 UTC ( #1057030=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^11: Challenge: 8 Letters, Most Words
in thread Challenge: 8 Letters, Most Words

Hi L~R,

you're right with all. It is the result of putting code together when it's too late. I let the program run with Devel::NYTProf on a small subset of the dict. The result is what I assumed: Answering the question if a combination of letters is able to produce a word is the most expensive task. I tried to make it faster with a C-like implementation in perl, but it was slower than the hash-approach.

The program is still running. Currently at iteration 879000. So, a long time to go... ;-)

Anyway, a very very intersting puzzle. And it was fun looking at the different approaches and seeing that some of the "old" monks took that challenge.

Best regards

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Re^13: Challenge: 8 Letters, Most Words
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 05, 2013 at 17:14 UTC
    Re^12: Challenge: 8 Letters, Most Words

    ^12 just seems wrong somehow :)

        HAR HAR ;-)

        P.S.: Iterations done: 2634000. I'm not sure whether the next week is enough.

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