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Favorite problems

Postby stranac » Wed May 01, 2013 9:09 pm

I was just wondering, what are the PE problems you liked the most and/or had the most fun coding?
Haven't really tried solving one in a long time...

I prefer the ones that don't really require complicated math and stuff.

The one I enjoyed the most(and also learned a lot from coding) was Su Doku.
I solved it ages ago, around the time I was starting to learn python.
That might be a part of why it was so fun to do.

I also liked the ones where you're supposed to determine the number of ways to determine the number of ways stuff can be done.
Dynamic programming and recursion are fun.

Out of the more recent problems, I really like Kakuro.
I'm planning to give it a try soon.

So, what are your favorite project euler problems?
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Re: Favorite problems

Postby micseydel » Wed May 01, 2013 9:53 pm

I haven't solved one in over a year, so I'm going to take a whack at these, then look at my old solutions and see what I have to say about other stuff... I've solved a lot less of them than you!
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Re: Favorite problems

Postby zeycus » Wed May 08, 2013 3:41 pm

I particularly enjoyed http://projecteuler.net/problem=353, Risky Moon, maybe because of its planetary context :D . But there are many others that would deserve to be mentioned!
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Re: Favorite problems

Postby Kebap » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:50 am

zeycus wrote: :D many others that would deserve to be mentioned!

Well, go for it, please! :mrgreen:
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Re: Favorite problems

Postby russ » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:11 am

The Poker Hands problem was pretty nice too. Although I haven't solved the sudoku one yet. I got caught up trying to understand Peter Norvigs Solving Every Sudoku Puzzle essay and then caught up with something else.
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Re: Favorite problems

Postby zeycus » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:52 am

Kebap wrote:
zeycus wrote: :D many others that would deserve to be mentioned!

Well, go for it, please! :mrgreen:

I loved problem 280, too, about a "drunk" ant that will eventually plant 5 seeds, and we need to calculate the expected number of steps required. Quite tricky, in my opinion!
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