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Tips for golfing in Python

What general tips do you have for golfing in Python? I'm looking for ideas which can be applied to code-golf problems and which are also at least somewhat specific to Python (e.g. "remove comments" is ...
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Tips for golfing in C

What general tips do you have for golfing in C? I'm looking for ideas that can be applied to code golf problems in general that are at least somewhat specific to C (e.g. "remove comments" is not an ...
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Print this diamond

This question has been spreading like a virus in my office. There are quite a variety of approaches: Print the following: ...
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Implement the Thanos sorting algorithm

The sorting algorithm goes like this: While the list is not sorted, snap half of all items (remove them from the list). Continue until the list is sorted or only one item remains (which is sorted by ...
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Find the longest word in an array

Your challenge is to take an array of strings and output the longest string in the array. So for ["tiny", "small", "bigger", "biggest"] the output would be ...
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Decode the string

This is my first challenge on ppcg! Input A string consisting of two different ascii characters. For example ABAABBAAAAAABBAAABAABBAABA Challenge The task is ...
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Find the needle in the haystack

Given a rectangular haystack of size at least 2x2 composed of all the same printable ASCII characters, output the location (counting from the top-left) of the needle which is a different character. ...
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Sort odd numbers first

Rearrange a given list such that all the odd numbers appear before all the even numbers. Besides for this requirement, the output list may be in any order. The input will only contain integers, but ...
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Subtract the next numbers

Description Subtract the next P numbers from a N number. The next number of N is N + 1. Look at the examples to get what I mean. Examples: ...
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Can Pac-Man Eat This String?

In the arcade version of the game, Pac-Man eats pac-dots. However, in this challenge, he's hungry for alphanumeric characters and punctuation in a string. Your task is to create a function that feeds ...
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Difference should make no difference

Your company lately hired a new bunch of extremely dedicated sysadmins. They feel that just watching computer screens is quite limiting (I mean, 60Hz refresh rate is just NOT enough), so they hooked ...
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Element-wise string multiplication

Inspired by this challenge (thanks @cairdcoinheringaahing for the title!), your task is to take two printable ASCII strings and multiply them element-wise with the following rules. How does it work? ...
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Tips for golfing in VBA

Similar to this, this, and this question... What general tips do you have for golfing in VBA? I'm looking for ideas that can be applied to code golf problems in ...
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Generate the Temple Skyline Sequence

Consider the following process: Take some non-negative integer N. e.g. N = 571 Express it in binary with no leading zeroes. (Zero itself is the only exception, ...
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Fill out my Bubble Sheet

Today was AP exam registration day at my school, and while I was meticulously bubbling in the pages and pages of information required, the idea for this challenge hit me. So, given a string of letters ...

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