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Started by noelnadal, March 25, 2017, 01:15:07 am

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noelnadal

TI-Planet is glad to invite you to compete in TI-Concours 2017 ! :D


The TI-Concours

The TI-Concours is a programming contest on TI calculators, which was created in 2011. It was held once a year from 2011 to 2014, and in 2016, and lets all coders, whether they are experienced or not, challenge themselves by solving programming tasks. It is already the sixth edition of the contest, and no matter your experience in the programming field, it is an great opportunity to compete against other community members from several countries !  ;D

Hall of fame

Note : only TI-Basic z80/ez80 winners are mentioned here.

2011 : Loulou_54
2012 : Torio
2013 : Deep Thought
2014 : [email protected]
2016 : Ruadh
2017 : maybe you? :D

The TI-Concours in 2017

Categories

This year, we decided to make only one category : z80 and ez80 TI-Basic. For those who are not sure of what it is, recall that it is the Basic language which is available on calculators such as a TI-82 Advanced or a TI-83 Premium CE, and a few other compatible calculators.

Calendar

The contest will be held from March 25th to April 23rd, and will last 30 consecutive days. This year, it is not cut into separate rounds anymore, you will have to manage your time by yourself! :D

What you will have to do

Earlier today, three different tasks were released simultaneously. Each of them focuses on a specific topic:


  • a fun task, that is to say, a game to make;
  • an algorithmic task, which asks you to solve an algorithmic problem in the most efficient way speaking about speed;
  • an optimisation task, which requires to produce a sub-optimal solution to a problem and maximize its score.


The goal is the following: in 30 days, solve at least two tasks as well as you can. Of course, you can solve all three of them, but at the end, the final ranking will be based on people's two best scores. For every solved task you will get a score between 0 and 100, but these scores will be harmonized in order to guarantee the fairest possible ranking.



Prizes

If you win, you will enter TI-Concours's legend, and you will thus be covered with honor and glory. :D
If you think this is not already enough, you may chose one of the following prizes. The winner choses what he wants to get, the second contestant gets what remains.

First prize:

  • a TI-Nspire CX CAS;
  • a TI-Planet sticker.


Second prize:

  • a TI-83 Premium CE;
  • a TI-Planet sticker.


Furthermore, the winner for every single task will win an additional TI-Planet sticker, and all the contestants that get a strictly positive score will win a TI-Planet premium account:D

Other remarks

Everybody can compete. However, in previous editions, people with the highest degree didn't necessarily win... :P
Please note, that you will not be asked advanced knowledge in topics such as mathematics.

You will have to send your programs by e-mail. All the details are written in the tasks' statements. Be sure that you have a link cable in order to transfer your programs from your calculator to your computer. If you are facing issues related to this, you can ask questions on this forum or on the chat.

One last thing: have fun! We are sure that you will learn something from entering this contest.  ;)

Good luck to everybody!  ;D


DJ Omnimaga

Good luck everyone! And thanks for posting this Noel :)

noelnadal

The contest has been extended. You still have approximately one week (until April 29th 2017, 23:59 UTC+2).

DJ Omnimaga

Good luck everyone! Are there many participants so far?

noelnadal

Not so many for now, to be honest. But there is still one week of vacation left in some parts of France, that is why the deadline has been moved.

p2

bad timing, digging up this topic today...
Guess I'm a bit late
Anyway war sucks. Just bring us your food instead of missiles  :P ~ DJ Omnimaga (11.10.2016 20:21:48)
if you cant get a jframe set up, draw stuff to it, and receive input, i can only imagine how horrible your game code is _._   ~ c4ooo (14.11.2016 22:44:07)
If they pull a Harambe on me tell my family I love them ~ u/Pwntear37d (AssangeWatch /r/)
make Walrii great again ~ DJ Omnimaga (28.11.2016 23:01:31)
God invented the pc, satan the smartphone I guess ~ p4nix (16.02.2017 22:51:49)

noelnadal

No, you still have one week. I still need to update the deadlines in the documents.

p2

wow that first task is gore x.x
aaand u should try to fix the translations (missing letters, french words in it, ...) ^^
But the second task looks nice, maybe I'll give it a try later today :)
been a long time since I used basic ^^
Anyway war sucks. Just bring us your food instead of missiles  :P ~ DJ Omnimaga (11.10.2016 20:21:48)
if you cant get a jframe set up, draw stuff to it, and receive input, i can only imagine how horrible your game code is _._   ~ c4ooo (14.11.2016 22:44:07)
If they pull a Harambe on me tell my family I love them ~ u/Pwntear37d (AssangeWatch /r/)
make Walrii great again ~ DJ Omnimaga (28.11.2016 23:01:31)
God invented the pc, satan the smartphone I guess ~ p4nix (16.02.2017 22:51:49)

noelnadal

Concerning the translation, I voluntarily left the word "technolapin" as it was in the French version. The reason is that, there was an active member called technolapin on TI-Planet, and this task was made in his honor.   ;D

I will check for missing letters, as I did not notice them before. Thank you for your help. ;)

p2

Quote from: task 2, page 4/4In this task, you do not have to ask the user t do anything: when your program will be ran, some
variables will already be filled with specific values.


Quote from: task 2, page 4/4L2 et L3 will contain lower and upper bounds for spectators' intervals, as described in the previous
page.


Quote from: task 2, page 4/4Please note, that all programs will be tested on the same calculator. Before each program is
tested, this calculator will be reset, to guarantee equity between participants.


nüf <3
Anyway war sucks. Just bring us your food instead of missiles  :P ~ DJ Omnimaga (11.10.2016 20:21:48)
if you cant get a jframe set up, draw stuff to it, and receive input, i can only imagine how horrible your game code is _._   ~ c4ooo (14.11.2016 22:44:07)
If they pull a Harambe on me tell my family I love them ~ u/Pwntear37d (AssangeWatch /r/)
make Walrii great again ~ DJ Omnimaga (28.11.2016 23:01:31)
God invented the pc, satan the smartphone I guess ~ p4nix (16.02.2017 22:51:49)

noelnadal

You still have approximately 23 hours. :)

DJ Omnimaga

Quote from: p2 on April 25, 2017, 03:15:58 pm
Quote from: task 2, page 4/4In this task, you do not have to ask the user t do anything: when your program will be ran, some
variables will already be filled with specific values.


Quote from: task 2, page 4/4L2 et L3 will contain lower and upper bounds for spectators' intervals, as described in the previous
page.


Quote from: task 2, page 4/4Please note, that all programs will be tested on the same calculator. Before each program is
tested, this calculator will be reset, to guarantee equity between participants.


nüf <3
If one of the programs brick the calculator, will the remaining programs win by default? :trollface:

p2

so should I hand in a program saying "Make walrii great again" in case all programs except mine brick it?  9_9
Anyway war sucks. Just bring us your food instead of missiles  :P ~ DJ Omnimaga (11.10.2016 20:21:48)
if you cant get a jframe set up, draw stuff to it, and receive input, i can only imagine how horrible your game code is _._   ~ c4ooo (14.11.2016 22:44:07)
If they pull a Harambe on me tell my family I love them ~ u/Pwntear37d (AssangeWatch /r/)
make Walrii great again ~ DJ Omnimaga (28.11.2016 23:01:31)
God invented the pc, satan the smartphone I guess ~ p4nix (16.02.2017 22:51:49)

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