Tensor's blog

By Tensor, 5 years ago, In English

This is my profile on Typeracer, i've completed 1980 race :D but still not that fast typist. if you already have a profile or sign up and take a race then share your profile or speed, just for having some fun :-)

good luck and have some fun

 
 
 
 
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83 WPM average and you're saying that you're still not that fast typist? I feel that is offence to me XD

here's my profile (I'm slower than you). I practice on typing so that I become faster in coding but I still even slower when I code than in type racer because coding contains a lot of hard-to-type character

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    There is typists with 150+ wpm speed, so of course i'm so slow compared to them xD, but i believe that with more pratice in typing race it give a coder more speed in coding.

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      yeah I know , but usually one should compare himself with average person or otherwise we are very bad at everything :D

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      i believe that with more pratice in typing race it give a coder more speed in coding.

      I believe that after some average level further speed increase do not give you any benefit in coding. So probably you now can safely devote more time to coding exercises rather than typing competitions :)

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~60 wpm

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35 -_-

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How much tourist's typing speed (WPM)?

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60 WPM. So slow.....

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I'm not really a fan of measuring the typing speed in WPM, I've always preferred CPM/KPM. Actually, WPM = KPM / 5, so I don't see much sense in it.

Anyway, here's my profile at TypeRacer: Profile

My average speed of the last races is 575 CPM (115 WPM), and my all time average is much lower because I created this profile 7 years ago and I've improved over time.

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    115 WPM and record 144 WPM :OOO!? That is insane! My speed varied between 59 and 81 WPM with average probably sth like 73-74 :'(.

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Just registered and tried a couple of races there -- got 86 and 84 wpm: http://data.typeracer.com/pit/profile?user=beched

However, my english-typing is quite slow (about 1.4 time slower than russian, as measured by klavogonki.ru).

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    You can type on Russian on Typeracer too. On the main page, click on "More Options" and then select Russian as language.

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10 WPM :v .Very slow :))

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95-110 According to 10fastfingers.com

http://10fastfingers.com/user/878998/

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40 WPM according to Typeracer.

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I like this site!

Is 46wpm mean 230 symbols in minute?

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I don't get what is this WPM exactly — words in the texts can be absolutely different, there could be texts with a lot of short words of lengths like 3 or 4, as well as there could be texts with a lot of difficult long words. The similar Russian site klavogonki.ru measures it in characters per minute which seems more convenient.

And I got about 60 wpm. It's really slow since I never practised it. The strange thing is that when I chat or write mails, I can type blindly because I clearly know what keys I should press, but when I try to do it on such sites, I make many mistakes, so I get better results watching on keyboard.

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    actually WPM doesn't count the number of full words per minutes. instead, it counts the number of characters typed per minutes then divide the number by 5(the average number of characters of words)

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My profile (it turns out I've already played here a year ago). I've played five races just now, average speed is 518 CPM (~103 WPM).

I've never used any kind of trainers, just typing a lot since when I was very small.

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I get around 65-70. I don't think there's a strong correlation between typing speed and Codeforces rating.

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    I don't think there's a strong correlation, but being able to code a solution in 5 minutes instead of 12, will give you like 50 more points and, more importantly, 7 extra minutes to think the next problem.

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      Yes, but that's more about knowing the simplest way to code the problem and having it sorted out in your head rather than sheer typing speed. The simple problems aren't more than 15 lines anyway — that's not 12 minutes.

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That would be me. B-)

Once, I got 167 wpm, but couldn't pass the cheat test because, let us face it, I was incredibly lucky that one time :D.

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My typeracer profile. Once I got 110 WPM but couldn't beat the cheat test! So sad.

This thread is the definite proof that typing speed has nothing to do with Codeforces rating.

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    Clearly, being a fast typist won't make you a red coder, or any other color for the matter, but it will give you advantage over other coders with roughly the same algorithmic and problem solving skills.

    Consider the following scenario for some problem of a contest:

    • You read the problem and come up with the solution 6 minutes after that. Then it takes you 3 minutes to code it and submit. You will have taken 9 minutes to solve the problem.
    • Another coder reads the problem, spots the solution really fast, only 3 minutes after reading it, but then he takes another 8 minutes coding it. He took 11 minutes to solve it, even though he came up with the solution twice as fast.

    That very same thing will happen with all the problems in the contest, so being able to code fast will grant you many extra minutes.

    Naturally, being a fast typist doesn't guarantee you'll be a fast coder. Having a clear idea of what you're going to code and knowing algorithms like the palm of your hand are the keys to coding fast.

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      That scenario will only happen if the problem is well known or the coders are extremely experienced. And almost nobody codes that fast for the typical Competition Problem. Sometimes if I code faster than I usually do I need to stop for a couple of minutes or more to look for flaws. Unless the problem doesn't have nasty edge cases coding too fast often leads to bad submissions.

      I understand your overall concern but I don't think that this particular scenario is worrying enough to be bothered with. Also reaching a good coding speed (~60, 70 WPM) doesn't take that much time if you learn the basics and are willing to put half an hour of practice per day. At most 3 months if you're extremely lazy.

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        You're not getting my point.

        It doesn't matter if you take 6 minutes to come up with the solution and then 3 minutes to code it, or if you take 35 minutes to come up with the solution and then 17 minutes to code it because it was complicated.

        My point is that whatever time you need to code a solution, if you're a fast coder, it will be less, and those minutes you save will grant you extra points for that problem and can be used to solve the remaining problems of the contest.

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      It will give you advantage in solving very simple problems fast.

      This is what can happen when you type really fast :)))

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        You're right.

        I didn't make a screenshot, but after solving A-small and B-small on GCJ Round 1B this year, I was in position #3.

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          You were also right. I underestimated the leverage that typing speed gives.

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hmm... 45

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32 wpm. I guess, typing speed doesn't matter.

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profle

cant get past 49

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Probabilities of characters are very different in plain English text and C++ program. There are lots of people who type words fast, while stumbling on ++, {}, [], <>.

So are there tests measuring specifically program typing speed? Should be also by different languages.

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    i found this one typing test for programmers.

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      I did many tests and got around 57-65 on most of them, but I find it very uncomfortable to code with no autocomplete, no auto-indentation and on a completely different coding style. My code is usually compact, and the codes I saw on that page were full of unnecessary spaces. Brackets are positioned differently too.

      It'd be nice if there were a page with simple tasks like "Code dijkstra and output distance from 1 to N" or "Code DSU and report number of components". That way, coding in our own style, we would get a more accurate idea of how fast we really are.

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One of the famous Typeracers is Jelani Nelson, who is now a TCS Assistant Professor in Harvard, and is also a competitive programmer with handle minilek in TC.

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between 60 and 70 wpm

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Here is my typeracer profile. Almost 95 WPM.

But I prefer 10fastfingers! I'm not good at punctuation, and here is my 10fastfingers profile. Almost 115 WPM

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profile in klavogonki.ru

712 characters (not words) per minute in russian. video, 673 CPM in russian

522 characters (~105 words) per minute in english

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Same ID as CF, 90-100 WPM :)

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58 wpm

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Around 50 WPM.

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573 Races and 42 WPM Average ! Profile

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86 WPM is average and best is 99 WPM. profile

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profile 50 WPM on average.