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extruct
November 20th, 2008, 05:00 PM
Hi, well my topic is not 100% connected to the forum but its connected to programming.
I looking for some challenges that unsolved or partly solved that are dedicated to programmers. A good example is this one:
http://arimaa.com/arimaa/challenge/
Arimaa is a game somehow similar to chess but more chaotic, and the chaos make this game hard to be played by pc, so they challenge you to write a program that will beat the human player. Another one is more connected to algorithms is "The next biggest prime number". So do you know any challenges?

Thanks a lot :)

Simian Man
November 20th, 2008, 05:01 PM
Project Euler (http://projecteuler.net/). I have not solved many yet, but it is on my list of things to work on when I have spare time.

badperson
November 20th, 2008, 05:21 PM
that link is very cool...

here's another (http://www.challenge-you.com/challenges?sortby=rating). I've done a few of them, they're good.

bp

kknd
November 20th, 2008, 05:33 PM
http://icpcres.ecs.baylor.edu/onlinejudge/

https://www.spoj.pl/

extruct
November 20th, 2008, 06:09 PM
Thanks a lot folks :)
This should be enough (although additional challenges will be welcomed as well).

cb951303
November 20th, 2008, 06:11 PM
here are some more entertaining ones
http://www.hackthissite.org/missions/programming/

openback
November 22nd, 2008, 05:45 PM
There is also http://www.rubyquiz.com/ for Ruby.

pmasiar
November 22nd, 2008, 06:59 PM
Wiki in my sig has collection of links to such sites, and my own write-ups of interesting tasks.

Idefix82
November 22nd, 2008, 07:10 PM
The most addictive site I know of, apart from the Ubuntu forums:
http://www.topcoder.com/tc

drubin
November 22nd, 2008, 07:17 PM
The most addictive site I know of, apart from the Ubuntu forums:
http://www.topcoder.com/tc


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Idefix82
November 22nd, 2008, 07:18 PM
Uh, oh, thanks for pointing that out!

drubin
November 22nd, 2008, 07:20 PM
Uh, oh, thanks for pointing that out!

Pleasure. :)