Sereja's blog

By Sereja, 5 years ago, translation, In English,

Hello everyone!

Codeforces Round #223 will take place on Sunday, January 12th at 19:30 MSK. This is my tenth Codeforces round and I hope not the last.

I'd like to thank Gerald for helping me to prepare the round. Special thanks to Delinur for translation of all problem statements into English.

I strongly recommend you to read ALL the problems.

This is the first round this year. Incidentally, the first round last year for both divisions was also mine (by statistics +1/-1 is was the coolest of rounds that I gave). I hope that this time the problems will be even more interesting for you. Will it? Will find it out after the round :)

Gl & hf ! :)

Problem point values will be standart for both divisions.

 
 
 
 
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Sereja, You are savior man, You keep creating good problems regularly :)

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Yess! Another Sereja's Round!

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First Contest of 2014 :) Wish everyone a happy and successful year.. And High rating too :)

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Hope it a year, with success, more contests, and faster system test.

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According to your first problem in 2014(Sereja and Graph in CodeChef), it is obvious that this contest will be very interesting! :)

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    Does "Sereja and Graph" interesting problem?)

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      It was very interesting at least for me. :) It caused me reading some articles and papers and learning new things. :)

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        could you please tell me something about it when the contest is end?I have no idea how to solve it and got lots of WA.

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      It does :|

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Sereja u forgot to thank MikeMirzayanov for creating Codeforces. :)

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Sereja's problems are actually cool( although I only met 2 of them on CodeChef ).I can't wait to see how many AC submissions will fail on "Sereja and graphs" at the end . May it be a great round!

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    Codechef doesn't work that way. there's no pretests, all tests are system tests. once u get AC, u have solved that problem for sure.

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      actually, you are not 100% correct. sometimes they update data-set during contest. once i got AC in this problem on January 3, they updated dataset on 6th January. and my code failed, i had to solve that problem again.

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        But the scores for the 9 non-challenge problems don't change after the end of the contest. That's the point.

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A Happy New Year to all, and good luck on the first contest of 2014!

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It seems great! This is my first join in the contest of Codeforces Round, I hope I can get good marks~ :>

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ADD POINT TO MY ACC.

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1st round of 2014, a little late start i think.

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    Maybe 12th day it's pretty late, but note that there were 3 contests in last week of last year!

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what I only want is home,I have stay at school for 5 months.The first event of 2014,Good luck!

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    I hope that this contest will be very interesting

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Good lucky to everyone!~~

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Really nice New Year's first contest!Good luck to everyone!

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In reply to this: http://codeforces.com/blog/entry/10138#comment-155733 Keep in mind that this will be a historic round, because today for the first time I'll become a yellowcoder from a redcoder :P. But I will try to keep this color :D.

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    seeing ur previous post, i was like "oh my! what confidence!"

    now i am like "not sure if very over-confident, or very under-confident" :D

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    No,I am kind of saint and I am praying for you that your rating increases today :p

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    and he didn't make it... top21 and still red

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    Yesss! 21st place! It looks like my rating will increase even more :D

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      Impressive work.I've watched you done that twice. Congratulations!

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Pretty tight pretests. It seems there will be comparatively less hacking this time.

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nice contest! thank you sereja

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only 10 successful hacks, of which 7 were on the comparatively difficult problem E.

Sereja, from next time plz try to make hacking more possible, as it is also an important part of contests.

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    From where can we see all the hacking attempts made in a contest?

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      u can see all successful hacking attempts in the Status tab, after changing verdict option under the filter to Hacked.

      if u want unsuccessful ones also, u can see them in the Hacks tab. but this usually takes a few hours after the round ends to become accessible to all users.

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A contest where faulty point distribution can break one's day, C was solved by 3 times more people than B. Interesting set though.

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    Maybe C was a well known problem for top coders..

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Forgot to delete cerr... Got AC in almost the same code in problem C. I'm going to lose a lot of ratings...

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superb speed of system testing today! i think MikeMirzayanov's New Year resolution was to install better testing computers! :D

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NlogN solution for C. Time limit in test case 13 ... , i lost lots of rating points cause of my slow nlogn solution ... pfffff

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What does this mean? wrong answer Unexpected EOF in the participants output

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Why was E E? OwO

btw very fast system test :)

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3 unsuccessful hacks :(

how this code passed test 14 for div2B?

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    Accessing out-of-bounds arrays in C++ is "undefined behavior", which means anything can happen: the computer might explode, it might corrupt memory, or, in this case, it can appear to work properly. :)

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      my 3 hacking attempts is about this.

      I remember that I got RE in one of the past contests just for 1 more index of array.

      I was unlucky at the first contest in new year :(. what will be happen for me??

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    i think that the algorithm is correct, very strange but correct

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      did you look at array size of b? it should be at least 10000, see test 14

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I want to rating under color of my eyes... (red)

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Thanks a lot Sereja for another awesome round! :D

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I have a problem. I cant'n see the solutions of other participants, neither test cases or hack somebody solution. Because the solution of someone else appears not in other web page, else in the same page, but this not work for me. Mi web browser is Firefox. Even for write this comment I had to use Internet Explorer. What I need to configure in Firefox for that works?

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    I think you have to install adobe flash player for firefox !

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      Thanks, but I reset Firefox to it original configuration, and alls works. It seems that some features of firefox like some themes or add-ons were causing troubles.

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So easy!