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Author Topic: Anyone interested for another CW challenge? (Contest 3 ideas walriistorming)  (Read 3754 times)

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Over at Cemetech, they are doing small contests based on replacing built-in calculator functions. The one that they are doing right now involves SortA( and SortD(. The trick is to create a program that can sort a list of 256 items without using those two commands. Why don't we do something like that? My vote would be going for doing the mean (average) of a list, without using the built-in command to do it. What do you people think? Should we do something like this?

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Re: Next CW contest (or challenge) ideas brainstorming
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2016, 01:36:59 pm »
That kind of feels like stealing ideas. Code golfing would be cool though, but I'd like a restriction on the language; not only for fairness but also to make people familiar with new languages :D
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Re: Next CW contest (or challenge) ideas brainstorming
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2016, 01:50:43 pm »
Ok then. Let's do code golfing. Perhaps a challenge every week or so?

Any ideas on what challenge #1 should be?
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Re: Next CW contest (or challenge) ideas brainstorming
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2016, 02:08:15 pm »
Make a program that converts any binary string to a hexadecimal string and print it on the screen. The binary string can be in any form: a matrix, a string, or anything else that can store something binary. The binary string should be taken in via ANS.
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Re: Next CW contest (or challenge) ideas brainstorming
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2016, 02:27:52 pm »
Over at Cemetech, they are doing small contests based on replacing built-in calculator functions. The one that they are doing right now involves SortA( and SortD(. The trick is to create a program that can sort a list of 256 items without using those two commands. Why don't we do something like that? My vote would be going for doing the mean (average) of a list, without using the built-in command to do it. What do you people think? Should we do something like this?

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Seems like a cool plan, but the last codegolfs we had always died out after a few weeks
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Re: Next CW contest (or challenge) ideas brainstorming
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2016, 02:37:05 pm »
Eventually we'll have a code golf reboot reboot reboot reboot reboot reboot reboot.
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Re: Next CW contest (or challenge) ideas brainstorming
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2016, 05:36:33 pm »
My opinion is that the TI community has been oversaturated with mini-contests oriented towards code-golf lately. I don't think restarting a 3rd Code Golf reboot or CWick Contests now would be very successful, so it would definitively have to be something different.

One idea I had for CW was a contest where we take one of my old BASIC game code, then people optimize its programs, one by one. It wouldn't necessarily be a contest per-SE, but it might still be fun. Or we could have RPG-oriented contests where people create the best possible lightning magic animation they can, or other spells.
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Re: Next CW contest (or challenge) ideas brainstorming
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2016, 06:26:59 pm »
You're right, there are too many contests. It would be cool if we had a thing where we can work 'interactively' on projects, eg with those type together things online.
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Re: Next CW contest (or challenge) ideas brainstorming
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2016, 07:27:16 pm »
You're right, there are too many contests. It would be cool if we had a thing where we can work 'interactively' on projects, eg with those type together things online.

Google Docs lets up to 8 people work on the same document at the same time.
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Re: Next CW contest (or challenge) ideas brainstorming
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2016, 11:36:59 pm »
If it happens on Google doc or some online program editor (maybe the C editor on TI-Planet for TI-84+CE games?), then it would be nice to cross-post updates here, though, for more visibility.
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Re: Next CW contest (or challenge) ideas brainstorming
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2016, 11:46:05 pm »
Hey hey hey dont pull hte carpet from under me :P
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Pimath said he had considered a reboot reboot, but no solid plans.
A thing ime considering is making a mega copy & paste of all the code golfs in one topic, and allowing people to submit entries for past challenges.

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Re: Next CW contest (or challenge) ideas brainstorming
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2016, 02:17:24 am »
Yeah I was just pointing out, in case you guys wonder why a reboot of the reboot isn't as successful. Right now Omni has a bit more activity than last Summer from what I could gather, but it depends if people got bored of Code Golf contests or not. And in CW case a lot of CW users participated to Code Golf. And I see. that could be an idea. It's always better to try new stuff sometimes.
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Re: Next CW contest (or challenge) ideas brainstorming
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2016, 03:00:59 am »
Maybe some sort of non-walrii pixel art contest?
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Re: Next CW contest (or challenge) ideas brainstorming
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2016, 02:16:57 pm »
That is possible... But I don't have anything to create or modify images with.
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Re: Next CW contest (or challenge) ideas brainstorming
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2016, 09:06:55 pm »
That is possible... But I don't have anything to create or modify images with.
You can try Piskel
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