A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

Code-golf is a competition to solve a particular problem in the fewest bytes of source code.
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A competition to solve a particular problem through the usage and manipulation of strings.
The challenge involves mathematics. Also consider using more specific tags: [number] [number-theory] [arithmetic] [combinatorics] [graph-theory] [geometry] [abstract-algebra] [integer] [primes].
A competition to solve a particular problem through the usage and manipulation of numbers.
1171 questions
This challenge involves creating or parsing pictures using text characters as the paint. Typically this uses only 95 printable (from a total of 128) characters defined by the ASCII Standard from 1963.
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A code challenge is a competition for creative ways to solve a programming puzzle with an objective winning criterion not covered by other scoring tags (e.g. code-golf).
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For challenges involving sequences, typically of numbers following some pattern.
A competition to solve a particular problem through the usage and manipulation of arrays.
Kolmogorov complexity, informally, is the amount of code it takes to describe or produce a constant object, such as a string or image. When posting a challenge in this category, please make sure it ad…
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For challenges which involve deciding whether or not the input meets certain criteria, and outputting some data, representing that decision.
Challenges related to elementary arithmetic.
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Number theory involves properties and relationships of numbers, primarily positive integers.
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A popularity-contest is a competition where the answer with the highest vote tally (upvotes minus downvotes) wins. As these are frequently closed, read the tag info and post your challenge to the sand…
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For challenges involving the manipulation of integers.
375 questions
This challenge is intended to be solved by using, manipulating, or creating shapes or other geometric structures.
333 questions
Imposes a restriction on the source code used to solve the challenge, for example, having no numbers in the source code.
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For challenges involving combinatorics.
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This challenge involves drawing pictures on a screen or generating image files. For pure ASCII art contests, use [ascii-art] instead. If participants can choose between graphics and ASCII art, use bot…
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For challenges involving a grid.
For questions asking for tips on golfing in a specific language, doing well in certain challenge tag, or improving a particular piece of code.
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For challenges about identifying and manipulating prime numbers
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Tasks involving random numbers and/or output.
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This challenge is generally based upon, related to, or simulates a game or some portion of one.
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This challenge is intended to be solved by using, manipulating, accepting as input, outputting, or calculating calendar dates or clock times.
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A quine is a program which produces its source as output. This tag indicates that the challenge is related to quines.
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for challenges involving matrices. A matrix, also known as a 2D array, is a list of numbers arranged in a rectangle with rows and columns.
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denotes challenges where parsing input is a large / the main part of the challenge.
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For challenges regarding binary, or the base 2 number system. Also, use on challenges relating to binary, such as challenges about negabinary or similar systems. Do not use on generic [base-conversion…
187 questions
This challenge is intended to be solved by sorting, ordering, or otherwise organizing some set of data.
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For challenges regarding graphs, mathematical structures used to model relations between objects.
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A permutation is a particular ordering of some list of objects. Problems tagged with permutation usually involve finding or generating permutations, including anagrams of text.
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The winner of a fastest-code challenge is determined by the runtime performance of the submissions. For fairness, all submissions should be benchmarked on the same machine, which usually means all sub…
173 questions
For challenges that involve the physical layout or physical manipulation of source-code.
171 questions
Conversion of numbers between positional numeral systems. Most common systems are decimal, binary, hexadecimal etc.
170 questions
King-of-the-hill indicates a game where the submissions interact with and compete against each other in some form of game. Competitions which pit programs against each other without interaction should…
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For challenges which consist of two adversary (and asymmetric) sub-challenges.
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