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Code-golf is a competition to solve a particular problem in the fewest bytes of source code.

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Compare Dowker Knotation

Dowker notation is a common way of representing mathematical knots. Dowker notation can be derived from a knot diagram in the following way (based on the description from the wikipedium): We will ...
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Help me prove the Four Color Theorem!

This is not just another challenge asking you to color random maps... In this challenge, you are asked to write a program that is actually used in the formal proof of the Four Color Theorem. First I ...
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(t)h(e)(i)(r)(m)

Sometimes authors will write (s)he as a stand in for she or he and for some reason they don'...
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Find a Glider Synthesis (Game of Life)

Challenge Summary In summary, the challenge is to provide the glider synthesis for a Game of Life configuration, which is your input. What does this mean? Well, firstly, let me explain a few terms. ...
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Finding Radical Ideals

Sandbox Finding radicals of arbitrary ideals in rings is hard! However, it's a doable task in polynomial rings, since they are Noetherian (all ideals are finitely generated) Background A quick ...
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Lean golf: Balanced Bracket Sequence

Ungolfed, ugly, horrible proof to help you make progress on this challenge: https://gist.github.com/huynhtrankhanh/dff7036a45073735305caedc891dedf2 A bracket sequence is a string that consists of the ...
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Tips for Golfing in SQLite?

I was looking for this page to help me enhance my first answer with SQLite, but I couldnt find one. So here we are! What general tips do you have for golfing in SQLite? I'm looking for ideas that can ...
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Don't break the bridges!

Introduction: You are a worker, who is in charge of managing a set of bridges, connecting a square grid of "nodes": ...
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NP-complete reduction: (grid-)Hamiltonian circuit

Background Hamiltonian circuit problem is a decision problem which asks whether a given graph has a Hamiltonian circuit, i.e. a cycle that visits every vertex exactly once. This problem is one of the ...
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Cover positions with snakes of same 'colour'

Imagine a grid where the origin square \$(0,0)\$ is at the top left of the screen, and positive \$x\$ is rightwards whereas positive \$y\$ is downwards. Coloured squares are at various positions on ...
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Radiation is Painful

A radiation-hardened quine can take a hit and stay standing, but nobody ever said that the quine can't be a wuss about it. For this challenge, you should write a quine that: If no characters are ...
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mini SPICE solver

SPICE is an electrical circuit simulation program originating from UC Berkeley. Your goal is to implement a minimalistic version which can solve for the nodal voltages and branch currents of a circuit ...
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Chaining autograms

Write a program that takes one integer input n and one format letter and outputs n autograms in the format This sentence contains ? "A"s, ? "B"s ... and ? "Z"s. ...
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Find a dual graph

A dual graph is defined such that for every "face" in a graph G, there is a corresponding vertex in the dual graph, and for every edge on the graph ...
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Generate Loopy puzzles

Loopy is a puzzle game from the collection of Simon Tatham. The previous link contains a javascript implementation of a Loopy puzzle generator. I suggest everybody who wants to attempt this challenge ...
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Simple chess bot

Inspired by this Implement simple chess bot (with console or GUI) that has following features: [Pseudo-]graphically showing the board; Accepting user moves and making their own moves; Playing by ...
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Jelly compression quine

The golfing language Jelly has a very complex and clever string compression system which I'm not going to go into depth about here. You can find a very good explanation here. Basically, Jelly's string ...
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Get ERC-20 token balance

Ethereum is a blockchain platform. It has its own native cryptocurrency, ether, but in this challenge, we'll be focusing on its ability to run smart contracts. The ERC-20 standard describes an ...
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Find the smallest triangle encompassing the specified polygon

Input: An integer N which represents the polygon's vertices and a list of their x and y coordinates. Expected output: The smallest difference possible between the area of the(not necessarily convex) ...
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Simulate Alpha Decay

Alpha Decay is a kind of radiation decay where every time the atom "decays", it loses a helium nucleus (an alpha particle). This means that an atom loses 2 protons and 2 neutrons each time. ...
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Code Golf: BlackJack - best moves

The Challenge I was looking into small code examples for a specific language as a small tutorial and came accross a simplified Blackjack that should be implemented. In this Challenge you will have to ...
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Implement FBLint

(FB, or Functional-Basic, as found here Interpret Functional-Basic) Task Implement a linting program for FB, similar to JSLint for JavaScript. Error types Invalid identifier Identifiers can only ...
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Generate net puzzles

An acyclical grid is a mapping of an acyclical graph (that is, a tree) where each node has no more than four edges onto a toroidal rectangular grid such that each cell of the grid is occupied by a ...
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Yet another digit insertion problem

Given a positive number \$n\$ we call another (not same as n) positive number \$m\$ good if we insert same digits in both n and m and the resulting fractional value is same. $$m/n = m_{\text{...
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Count the length of head movement

Once upon a time I wanted to order custom tokens for a board game. They say they can do it, and then they present me their price list. I was confused because they charge per inch of head movement, and ...
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Further golfing this C# code from Scramble words while preserving their outlines

I'll start off by saying I checked and checked again that this question should be on topic. I will also clearly state that this is a tips question about further golfing a certain set of code not a ...
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Decompose the domain

In scientific computing, it is often desirable to decompose some large domain into smaller "subdomains", then parallelize the computation by performing the work on each subdomain in parallel and the ...
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Another version of "The Bridge and Torch Problem"

The idea for this code golf puzzle is from link: The Bridge and Torch Problem The inspiration for this code golf puzzle is the Bridge and Torch problem, in which d people at the start of a bridge ...
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Chess Light Solver

Challenge Write a solver for the Chess Light puzzle game, in the smallest amount of code. The input will be a representation of a chessboard, how in yours is up to you. My examples below is textual, ...
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Simulate the isotropic non-totalistic cellular automaton

There are many generalizations of Conway's Game of Life. One of them is the isotropic non-totalistic rulespace, in which the state of a cell in the next generation depends not just on its state and ...
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Construct the suffix automaton

In computer science, a suffix automaton is the smallest partial deterministic finite automaton that recognizes the set of suffixes of a given string. (Wikipedia) Given a string \$S\$ consisting of ...
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Find the pattern

I feel tired to do "find the pattern" exercise such as 1 2 3 4 (5) 1 2 4 8 (16) 1 2 3 5 8 (13) Please write a program that finds the pattern for me. Here, we ...
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Tetris overlooked move counter

Playing tetris is fun. Watching an AI play tetris is also fun. Some tetris AIs will always ignore the possibility of maneuvering a piece under an overhang, which makes me sad. It means that the ...
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Code Golf Pro Golfer Least Swings Calculator

Your Challenge: For a golf Course Of Inputted 'n' length to hole where: ...
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Golfing Delayed Expansion Variables in Batch

Enabling delayed expansion variables in Batch chews up a lot of bytes. The shortest I have managed to make it is: @!! 2>nul||cmd/q/v/c%0&&exit/b ...
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Rope&Nail logic

Related, both rope, nail and falling, but reversed and some other differences Consider a loop of rope hanging on n nails on a row. Given a table showing whether ...
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2017 SCRAM Finder

Background The nuclear industry has term, SCRAM, used to describe a quick shutdown of the reactor. There's a fun myth that it stands for "Safety Control Rod Ax Man," the role which served ...
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Create a World Cup overview

I'm not to sure about the title so feel free to suggest a better one. Task/challenge Create an overview for the World Cup tracking the cup from the group phase till the finals. Group phase There ...
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Tips for Golfing the Lambda Calculus & Friends

This includes tips for all related derivatives, as coding in these langs often primarily consists of writing the function in the lambda calculus and then compiling it down at the end. Among others, ...
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Tips for golfing in SageMath

SageMath is an open-source mathematics software system, built on Python 2. Its extensive math library support makes it a strong choice for golfing in math-based challenges. What tips do you have for ...
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Conic Sections (simplified)

Given the equation of a non-parabolic conic section, output its characteristics. Spec Some info on conic sections: for more info visit Wikipedia From an equation of the form \$ax^2+bx+cy^2+dy+E=0\$, ...
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FreeCell stack moving

This question is about moving stacks around in the card game FreeCell, but here it will be presented more abstractly. Given three integers \$0\le n,m<10000,0<k<10000\$. There are \$m+2\$ ...
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Mixed fractions without delimiters

Help! I printed a bunch of rational numbers with no spaces or other delimiters other than the / in the fractions. There is, however, good news! All the numbers are ...
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Compare array of decimal sum of Integers and exact fractional part

Develop a program which takes two arrays of decimal numbers, and compare the sum of whole numbers only and the decimal part. If the sums of the whole numbers are the same, and the decimal parts of ...