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Midcontest Analysis

Posted by Helen Chen,

Midcontest Analysis Wednesday, 5:30 PM EDT Below we’ve included a brief analysis of some of the entries submitted so far. Visualizing the results, especially those of the competition, is a great way to find ways to improve the algorithms being used. 1. Here are some pictures that illustrate how the algorithms work Our first example... read more >>

Cheating the contest – Brian Welch

Posted by Helen Chen,

Cheating the contest – Brian Welch Partway during the contest, an interesting series of entries by Brian Welch appeared in the queue. These entries were a clever attempt by Brian to obtain a higher score by tricking the contest machinery into giving it more guesses. Here is Brian’s discussion+ of the contest entry: Use of MLOCK to... read more >>

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