Small program ideas

Vytas D. vytasd2013 at
Tue Feb 26 14:21:22 CET 2013


Some more ideas:

1. Implement sin(), cos(), tan() etc. The accuracy could be supplied as a
parameter to the program. The correctness can be checked very easily with
implemented versions.

2. Read a string/file and look for palindromes (the group of words that can
read from both ends: A toyota, Madam in Eden, I'm Adam...)

3. Read a string/file and draw that string on the screen in a whirlpool
way. Counter-clockwise sample of the string: "abigsnake":

4. Print first n Fibonacci numbers.

5. Calculate Pi value for the specified accuracy. From wiki: "...
irrational number, including π, can be represented by an infinite series of
nested fractions...". So it won't be very complicated to implement.

6. Implement dos2unix/unix2dos

7. Calculator, that gets a string, put data into a tree and after
calculates the value.

Vytas D.

On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 6:15 AM, Dave Angel <davea at> wrote:

> On 02/25/2013 10:48 PM, eli m wrote:
>> On Friday, February 15, 2013 7:22:41 PM UTC-8, eli m wrote:
>>> Any small program ideas? I would prefer to stick to command line ones.
>>> Thanks.
>> Thank you guys for the suggestions. Any more?
> There are all kinds of things you could do.  First, consider something
> that might be useful.
> 1) checksum all the files in a directory tree, using various checksum
> algorithms.
> 2) Convert one kind of file to another.
> 3) Calculate time between two dates
> 4) Write some part of a backup system.  For example, copy files from a
> directory tree into a specified directory, stopping when the size totals
> N.N gig, and keeping track of which files have been so processed, so that
> after burning that directory to DVD, you can repeat the process. As a
> bonus, add a utility & datafile to the top of that directory, so that the
> DVD can be self-checking.
> Then try something interesting:
> 1) find the nth prime, for example the 1000th prime
> 2) Find all perfect numbers under a trillion
> 3) solve the puzzles on
> 4) Build a spell checker, using a combination of a standard
> dictionary-list and custom entries.  Bonus question - Make it smart enough
> to only spell-check comments and literal strings, when applied to files
> with an extension of .py
> --
> DaveA
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