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Re: PGA Golf, Round 1 - Results

by jmcnamara (Monsignor)
on Jun 01, 2001 at 02:14 UTC ( #84768=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to PGA Golf, Round 1 - Results


Here is the leadership table after Round 1.

Scores that equal or beat the best PGA score are shown in bold face. A penalty score, shown in red, is incurred if an incorrect solution was submitted or if no solution was submitted. The penalty is the maximum score on the hole +5. (If nothing else this will exercise the minds of the games theorists).

I tested all the holes but not exhaustively. /msg me with any corrections.

I've included anyone who tried any of the holes.


Update: I need to fix some of the bold scores. Thanks tilly.

  1 2 3 4 5 6   1-6 7-12 13-17 Total
Penalty 30 63 28 52 39 65   277     332
Maximum 25 58 23 47 34 60   247     247
Minimum 16 20 19 19 28 38   140     140
PGA 16 27 20 19 28 38   148     148
petral 16 20 19 19 30 38   142     142
tilly 16 23 20 19 28 47   153     153
japhy 16 23 23 19 29 47   157     157
ChemBoy 18 24 22 19 30 44   157     157
tadman 16 31 28 24 30 39   168     168
mr.nick 21 24 28 32 32 51   188     188
iamcal 16 63 28 26 39 42   214     214
the_slycer 30 21 28 47 32 65   223     223
tachyon 25 58 19 35 31 60   228     228
da 30 21 28 52 39 65   235     235
jorg 18 34 28 52 39 65   236     236
btrott 30 63 28 20 39 48   228     228
srawls 30 63 28 52 34 65   272     272


Kudos to all those who participated.

John.
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Comment on Re: PGA Golf, Round 1 - Results
Re: Re: PGA Golf, Round 1 - Results
by petral (Curate) on Jun 01, 2001 at 03:43 UTC
    Most rounds of golf on pm seem to consist of several answers, along with (re: x 1..4)'s and updates, converging on the maximal(er, minimal) solution (which is great!).  And this one was no different, as I pointed out in my posting. My scores would have been *much* better if I hadn't seen the comments of fellow monks -- and wrong!
    That said, I still don't quite get it. Seems like everyone got hole 3 wrong, even if the official answer is also 'wrong' for certain not-explicitly-excluded edge conditions. (And most would have gotten 2 wrong.) (And... my fixed 5 was 32... and so on.)

    Anyway, the point is that this is such a different venue, that it's really a different sort of thing. Not that the score posting isn't fun anyway... I guess i'll just bring up a reply window from the 'New Meditations' page (so I can try for the lowest wrongest scores prize).

      p

    update: Did I really say 'venue'? blecchhh...   (but I suppose it goes with Golf)

      You are right. The idea behind this is a bit flawed. The iterative approach to Golf as used in PerlMonks goes against the idea of a tournament. Also, as chipmunk pointed out here:

      We tried to make things a little easier at the actual tournament by providing a test scaffold for each hole, which the participants could use to test their code on sample input. Solving these holes is much harder without that.

      My main desire was to post some well conceived and well specified Golf questions as an example of how it should be done. In retrospect I should have just posted one a day and avoided the score tabulation. I might continue like that. I'll run it past the CB later.


      John.
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