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Project Euler

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by colton, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    I know we've got several math/programming types here. Anyone into https://projecteuler.net? I discovered it 2 months ago and have become obsessed. (As you can see from my current sig image.)
     
  2. nightmare3983

    nightmare3983 First BF League CHAMP Contributor

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    Holy geek!
     
  3. One Brow

    One Brow Well-Known Member

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    Some of those look like fun.
     
  4. nightmare3983

    nightmare3983 First BF League CHAMP Contributor

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    This seems like something you would like. I didn't realize how much Colton would be into it though.
     
  5. One Brow

    One Brow Well-Known Member

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    Doing physics is doing math with an excuse.
     
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  6. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    As the Bible says, the geek shall inherit the earth. ;-)
     
  7. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    They start out being largely programming that can be done with "brute force", but then (around 50-80 problems in) they kind of switch to requiring a good knowledge of math to figure out how you should write your programs so that they will finish in less than your lifetime. :) Consequently I've learned a lot of number theory in the last two months!

    If you decide to sign up, you can PM me for my "friend key".
     
  8. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    I got a B.S. in Math in addition to my degree in physics, and have always enjoyed programming. So it's a pretty good fit... although people with an even better math background are definitely at an advantage for the higher numbered problems.
     
  9. Archie Moses

    Archie Moses Well-Known Member

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    I never knew Colton was Asian. Are you related to Ann by chance?
     
  10. One Brow

    One Brow Well-Known Member

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    Two jobs, five kids. That's pretty easy math. I might give it a try in 10 years or so.
     
  11. bordelais7

    bordelais7 Contributor

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    What does a friend key do?

    Took me two tries to get #1. How embarrassing. "Less than" isn't explicitly inclusive, duh. RIF.
     
  12. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    Friend keys allow you to see which problems the other person has solved.
     
  13. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    I hear ya. (I typically work on problems on my laptop while watching TV.)
     
  14. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones In pursuit of #9 Contributor

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    Coming for ya Colton.

    ;)
     
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  15. larryselbows

    larryselbows Banned

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    I always thought it should have been the "Houston Eulers"
     
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  16. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones In pursuit of #9 Contributor

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    Anyone think that's funny? Anyone? Euler?
     
  17. larryselbows

    larryselbows Banned

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    Dawg, you're pronouncing "Euler" wrong. Look it up, homeslice.
     
  18. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones In pursuit of #9 Contributor

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    Don't tell me what to do.
     
  19. larryselbows

    larryselbows Banned

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    Sorry.
     
  20. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones In pursuit of #9 Contributor

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    LOL ..

    Didn't you start a new job??
     

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