Results for: Mastermind

Midcontest Analysis

Posted by Helen Chen,


Here are some pictures that illustrate how the algorithms work Our first example entry simply made random guesses and kept the best for its final guess. Note on the visualization: the guesses are shown with colored pixels on the left, and the score is shown with black and white pixels… read more >>

Cheating the contest – Brian Welch

Posted by Helen Chen,

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:… read more >>