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A competition to solve a particular problem through the usage and manipulation of arrays.

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Book Stack Sort

When stacking books you usually want to put the largest ones at the bottom and the smallest ones at the top. However, my latent OCD makes me feel very uneasy if I've got two books where one is shorter ...
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Approximated (unsorted) square from a set of values [closed]

So a colleaque came with this problem lately and I want to challange you to solve the problem in the code-golf style, shortest solution in any language wins. The Problem: Given is a random set of ...
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Create an array of unique ints in a set range

Goal: Write a piece of code that produces a array containing all integer values in a set range in random order (upper and lower bounds included). Use any language you like, but use as little built-in ...
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Golfscript Diagonal Array

Is there a way in Golfscript to bring all of the diagonals of an array into a single array? For example, for the array [[1 2 3][4 5 6][7 8 9]] return [[7][4 8][1 5 9][2 6][3]] (not necessarily ...
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Generating a single string with an Oxford comma from a list

What are some clever (brief and idiomatic) approaches to taking a list of strings and returning a single properly punctuated string built from the list, with each element quoted. This came up for me ...
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Programming Praxis - Survive like Flavius Josephus [duplicate]

Here's a challenge inspired by Programming Praxis: http://programmingpraxis.com/2009/02/19/flavius-josephus/ Write a function josephus(n,m) that returns a list of n people, numbered from 0 to ...
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Rank a list of scores with “skips”

Given a list of scores (non-negative integers) pre-sorted from greatest to least: [ 10, 10, 6, 6, 4, 0] Assign each score an integer rank, beginning with 1 and ascending, such that equal scores ...
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Rotate 2D Array [duplicate]

Given an input of a 2 dimensional array of integers, rotate the array 90 degrees clockwise. It should work for rectangular arrays of all sizes and proportions. The rotated array should be printed at ...
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Deplane! Deplane! (Or: RGBRGBRGB => RRRGGGBBB?)

Imagine bytes in memory for an RGB image--R and G and B represented by bytes in sequence. If an image is NxM then the memory layout will be M repetitions for vertical scanlines of 3*N bytes in ...
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5answers
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Stack the deck!

Alice and Bob like to play a card game, with a deck of cards numbered with consecutive nonnegative integers. Alice has a very particular way of shuffling the deck, though. First, she takes the top ...
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Rotate An Integer Array with an O(n) algorithm

Write a function that rotates an integer array by a given number k. k elements from the end should move to the beginning of array, and all other elements should move to right to make the space. The ...
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Change the innermost element type of a jagged array — any .NET language: C#, F#, VB.NET, MSIL, C++/CLI, etc

Write a class containing a method with the signature System.Array ChangeElementType(System.Array jaggedArray) (you may rename identifiers ChangeElementType, jaggedArray and shorten the type ...
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Convert JSON string to Key / Value Arrays

Convert JSON (key/value pairs) to a native arrays of keys & values, in your language. var X = '{"a":"a","b":"b","c":"c","d":"d","e":"e","f":"f9","g":"g2","h":"h1"}'; The value array could be ...
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Javascript: Create a 10x10 array of 1s

Obviously this challenge would be trivial with separate functions and libraries, so they aren't allowed. Your code must conform to an ECMAscript specification (any spec will do), so no ...
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1answer
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Merge working time periods

You have an array of working time period pairs (from, till) received from user input and written according 24-hour clock format convention. You have to merge these periods if the intersect each ...
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Array Sandwiches

(Adapted from Problem C of the first qualifier of the ACM Programming Contest of 2012/2013) You have several arrays, named A1, A2, ... , An, each sorted in ascending order. Every item in the array ...
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Create a hash from an array of arrays of key|value pairs

Starting from an array of sub-arrays, each sub-array is a 2 elements key|value pair. Example input = [["A", 5], ["B", 2], ["A", 12], ["B", -2], ["C", 7]] Convert this into a hash that has distinct ...
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Operations with Lists

Inspired by this question. Given a list containing numbers, print: The sum and product of the numbers in the list The average and median The differences between each term in the list (e.x. [1,2,3] ...
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Reduce the amount of loops when finding if an element is stored only once in the array? [closed]

I was amazed to find that there is a way to reduce the times you loop on an array to find if a element is contained once. One would think that the only way would be to loop through the whole array, ...
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3answers
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Polynomial extrapolation

Task Given a list of integers a1, a2, …, ak (k ≥ 2) and a positive integer m, write a function or a complete program that calculates the next m numbers of the list. Assume that ai = P(i) ...
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Shuffle a deck without local variables

The object of this puzzle is to take a deck of 52 cards and shuffle it so that each card is in a random position. Given: An array, deck, of 52 distinct integers representing the cards. When you ...