Python Programming Contest: First results

Brian Quinlan brian at
Mon Aug 1 13:21:01 CEST 2005

Here are the results for the first problem in the Python Programming 

I haven't been able to find as much time as I excepted, so my analysis 
is not very in depth.

You can find the results here:

And the problem definition here:

Kudos to everyone who participated but especially to Raymond Hettinger 
and Thomas Lotze, whose solutions were nearly 50 times faster than mine.

I'd also like to point out that Thomas Guettler's solution, which is the 
slowest, was completed in less than 3 hours after the contest was 
announced. That's impresive for a correct solution.


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