By desert97, history, 19 hours ago, In English,

Howdy Codeforces!

Come join us for a trip to Bovinia with everyone’s favorite munchkin Kevin Sun (ksun48) and his sidekick Nicky Sun (nsun48)! Codeforces Round #334 (for both divisions) will be taking place on December 1st, at 6:35pm MSK. The problems were written by Alex Wei (yummy), Michael Kural (pi37), and myself, Yang Liu. As proud Americans, we’ve themed all of our statements around the most glorious cow (and its many uses in life).

We are immensely grateful to GlebsHP for his guidance and suggestions, without whom we would not have a balanced problem set. In addition, we would like to thank MikeMirzayanov for creating Codeforces and Polygon, as well as Delinur for translating our problem statements to Russian. Finally, we would like to give a huge shoutout to Daniel Chiu (waterfalls), Kevin Sun (ksun48), Nicky Sun (nsun48), Weihang (Frank) Fan (weihangf), Ray Li (abacadaea), and Girishvar Venkat (numbertheorist17) for testing our problems and providing feedback.

We wish you good luck and hope you enjoy our problems and cow jokes. (We’ve milked our brains quite thoroughly for puns.) Come hop on the next cattlebruiser for Bovinia!

(Per Codeforces tradition, we will announce the score distribution just before the contest.)

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By homo_sapiens, 5 days ago, translation, In English,

Hi, Codeforces!

Educational Codeforces Round 2 will take place on November 27th, 2015, at 15:00 UTC for the first and second divisions. You can read about educational rounds here.

The round will be unrated for all users and it will be held with extented ACM ICPC rules. You will have two hours to solve six problems. After that you will have one day to hack any solution you want. You will have access to copy any solution and test it locally.

Round was prepared by me, Edvard Davtyan. Problems was invented by me and MikeMirzayanov.

I hope you will enjoy the problems.

Good luck and have fun!

UPD: Thanks a lot to PrinceOfPersia for testing the problems and Delinur for checking my bad English (in problem statements).

UPD2: The first part of competition is over. I hope that you enjoyed the problems. Now you let's hack other solutions :-)

UPD3: At the stage of hacking we found that a lot of correct solutions are numerically unstable, so they print the right answer with error in ninth digit. So we decided to increase the requirement for precision from 10 - 9 to 10 - 6. All submissions and hacks will be rejudged soon. It will not affect correct solutions. They will got Accepted as earlier.

UPD4: The editorial is ready.

UPD5: The round is over. All solutions are rejudged on full testset. The results are final.

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By Rubanenko, 5 days ago, In English,

Recently I returned from the Workshop and wanna share my impressions.

The post will be divided into several parts depending on an aspect I am covering in it.

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By Xellos, history, 3 weeks ago, In English,

Hello everyone!

CF round #333 (both divisions) is going to take place today. The authors of this round are me and Baklazan.

By total coincidence, I'm the author of even-indexed problems and Baklazan the author of odd-indexed problems. Now I'm going to let you wonder if it's 0-based or 1-based :D.

As usual, thanks to GlebsHP for his help (in particular, helping us not overkill the problems), MikeMirzayanov for CF and Polygon, Delinur for problem statement translations and our testers: misof, Mimino, AlexFetisov and winger.

I wish good results and rating changes to those who earn it, as well as a zero-sum rating update to everyone.

Score distribution:

Div. 2: 500-1000-1500-2250-2250

Div. 1: 500-1250-1250-2000-2500


Div. 1

  1. TooSimple

  2. izrak

  3. rng_58

  4. PavelKunyavskiy

  5. mnbvmar

Div. 2

  1. liuyibo

  2. Mi_Sawa

  3. Gaia

  4. C0LDBL00D

  5. EasyRed29

(homogeneous colours :D)

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By K0T, 12 days ago, translation, In English,

Hi, Codeforces.

I am happy to say that Codeforces Round #332 (Div.2) will take place November 20th at 19:35 MSK. This is my second Codefocres round and I hope not the last.

Thanks a lot to Dmitry Rozhkov (RDimon2912) for solving these problems, also thanks to Vlad Vishvevski (Vladik) for cool pictures. I'd like to thank Gleb Evstropov (GlebsHP) for help in round preparation. And, as usual, big thanks to Maria Belova (Delinur) for statement translation and to MikeMirzayanov for such great systems as Codeforces and Polygon.

The duration of the contest is two hours. What about tasks, it's not a secret that you can find Spongebob's pineapple and a restaurant with strange name "Crasti Crabs", cosy beach and Jellyfish Meadows on the bottom of the ocean. Spongebob and his friends need in your help, help them!

I strongly recommend you to read all the problems and, probably, you will find something right for you.

As usual, scoring distribution will be announced later.

UPD: Score distribution — 500 — 1000 — 1500 — 2000 — 3000.


Div. 2 Winners




Div. 1 Winners





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By numbertheorist17, history, 2 weeks ago, In English,

Hello, Codeforces!

I am happy to announce Codeforces Round #331 (Div. 2)! The round will be held on November 15th at 7:35 MSK. Div. 1 users can participate out of contest.

The problem set was prepared by me (Girishvar Venkat) and jaina (Jeffrey Zhang). I sincerely thank GlebsHP (Gleb Evstropov) for helping with the preparations of the contest. I also thank thesilione (Bili Sun) for testing this round.

The hero for this round will be Wilbur the pig, after my good friend wilbs43 (Wilbur Li).

Scoring will be 500-1000-1500-2250-2500.

Hope you enjoy this round and wish you high rating!

UPD: Contest is over. Here is a link to editorial: Editorial.

UPD2: Congratulations to all the winners! Results:

Div. 1:

  1. tourist

  2. DBradac

  3. ztxz16

  4. overtroll

  5. waterfalls

Div. 2:

  1. Ichiban

  2. Antoniuk

  3. ph4trjnh

  4. halyavin

  5. Rafiki53

Hope you all enjoyed this contest! Thanks for participating!

UPD3: Ratings updated.

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By MikeMirzayanov, history, 2 weeks ago, translation, In English,

Educational Codeforces Round 1 is over. During 24 hours after coding phase many of you tried to hack other's solutions. And it were many successful hacks!

It was 573 successful hacks, made by 101 hackers. Here are most effective:

# Hacker Number of succ. hacks
1 yashkumar18 36
2 halyavin 31
3 TrungPhan 26
4 Orenji.Sora 25
5 ykaya 24
6 xd560 23
7 greencis 22
8 kondranin 20
9 Allanur_tkm 19
10 bayram98 18
11 williamhu08 17
12 ErdemKirez 17
13 muratt 13
14 lifecodemohit 11
15 hnust_zhaozhixuan 11
16 BigBag 11
17 kadalbonek 10
18 choosemyname 10
19 White_Bear 10
20 liao772002 9

Thank you! Now I'm pretty sure that tests of this problems are really complete. Moreover hacks shown that writer's tests are often incomplete. In short, it seems it was really good idea to make open hacks phase.

I'd like to crowdsource editorial for such rounds. Please, write in comments if your are ready to write/improve a editorial for problems C-F. For sure, you should solve problem to help with editorial.

Please, write in comments your feedback. It is very important for us to get it. Thanks!

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By dalex, 3 weeks ago, translation, In English,

Hi all!

On September 13, a qualification contest for ACM ICPC was held in Samara SAU. We always put our contests to Codeforces Gyms, so this Saturday, November 14, 11.00 MSK everyone will be able to enjoy it.

The contest will be held at Codeforces Gyms, it will be unrated and will last for 5 hours. The problems were prepared by craus and Shlakoblock.

And here is the full list of our previous contests:

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