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Nicholas Howe

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Smith College

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Computer vision

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Nicholas Howe submitted a Comment to Solution 462917

I believe this solution misses the point! ;-)

on 27 Jun 2014 at 19:58

Nicholas Howe submitted a Comment to Problem 2390. Fair Scoring for Cody

The same regexp expression could potentially be called more than once with different dynamic code each time. It might be best to count the score of each unique code string from each separate invocation point -- that seems most in keeping with the spirit of the current rules. You're right that it would be quite complex to keep track. Thanks for pointing out the problem with newline, by the way. I think it is fixed now.

on 26 Jun 2014 at 17:03

Nicholas Howe submitted Solution 462725 to Problem 1959. German tank problem

on 26 Jun 2014 at 14:11

Nicholas Howe submitted a Comment to Problem 2390. Fair Scoring for Cody

Alfonso, thank you for your excellent thinking on this subject. You're quite right that an approach based only on parsing the program text would be hard to perfect. One could at least make people work harder to get around the scoring system! But what do you think of a different approach: modifying the definitions of regexp and its ilk on the Cody machines so that they dynamically alter the score when called with eval-like arguments?

on 26 Jun 2014 at 11:59

Nicholas Howe submitted Problem 2390. Fair Scoring for Cody to Community

on 25 Jun 2014 at 21:05

Nicholas Howe received Speed Demon badge for Solution 76238

on 16 May 2014

Nicholas Howe submitted a Comment to Problem 2265. 2048 Next Move

http://cs.smith.edu/~nhowe/export/8192.png

on 2 Apr 2014

Nicholas Howe received CUP Challenge Master badge

on 10 Jan 2014

Nicholas Howe received Tiles Challenge Master badge

on 27 Nov 2013