Euler? I never even met her!
August 20, 2005 6:11 AM   Subscribe

Project Euler is a running contest of programming challenges to hone your algorithm skills. "Each problem is designed according to a 'one-minute rule', which means that although it may take several hours to design a successful algorithm with more difficult problems, an efficient implementation will allow a solution to be obtained on a modestly powered computer in less than one minute."
posted by Wolfdog (11 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The ACM also post their contests online for you to work on.
posted by chunking express at 8:22 AM on August 20, 2005

*sigh*. I wish we still had topcoder. I mean yes, they still exist, but they don't give out thousands of dollars three times a week anymore.

Now that was fun :P
posted by delmoi at 8:29 AM on August 20, 2005

I am 1% genius!
posted by kenko at 8:33 AM on August 20, 2005

Best. Title. Ever.
posted by ook at 9:01 AM on August 20, 2005

Thanks Wolfdog, this is great fun.
posted by knave at 11:46 AM on August 20, 2005

Seems like a lot of these would best be solved with prolog or some form of constraints-based programming, no? Like finding a pythagorean triplet which sums to 1000.
posted by kenko at 3:46 PM on August 20, 2005

oh gosh! brain needs to stretch!
posted by N8k99 at 8:09 PM on August 20, 2005

Problems 18, 67 and 81 are basically the same.
posted by kenko at 11:37 PM on August 20, 2005

This is great. Thanks, Wolfdog!

Are you a Combinatorist? I see you're Hungarian ...
posted by louigi at 1:28 AM on August 21, 2005

Also interesting: Google CodeJam '05
posted by yevge at 2:43 PM on August 21, 2005

i did problem 1 without using a computer, in maybe less than 2 minutes. do i win a prize?
posted by jonvaughan at 3:29 AM on August 22, 2005

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