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By xiaowuc1, history, 4 weeks ago, In English,

Hi all,

The US Open and final contest of the 2017-2018 USACO season will be running from Friday, March 23rd to Monday, March 26th.

As always, please wait until the contest is over for all competitors before discussing any specifics of the contest here.

Update: The contest is now live! Good luck to all competing!

 
 
 
 
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JOI TST 2018 + COI 2018 + USACO Open 2018 + NAIPC 2018 + VK Cup 2018 R2 + ARC 093. Six contests in this week!

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Auto comment: topic has been updated by xiaowuc1 (previous revision, new revision, compare).

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Can we begin discussion?

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    After 2 hours and 40 minutes, yes.

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    Very Accurate Depiction of True Events

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      damn xD

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      You're joking but seriously how to solve platinum P2?

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        I think I have a theoretical solution. I haven't coded it up yet but I'm pretty confident it would work.

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          If K ≤ 2000 it can be solved using your favorite sliding window RMQ,

          This is actually quite non-trivial(for me at least) from an implementation perspective, since we can't really persist any DS without fully implementing it. I think the easiest is to implement a circular deque, I would be interested if someone has an easier idea to solve this part.

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Can anyone explain solutions for platinum P1 and P2?

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    Here is my code for P1, I think it's rather simple to understand solution:

    https://ideone.com/agAsKt

    I have not enough time to implement P2, my solution is very complicated and I couldn't well implement self memory management using 5500 mem cells :(

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      Any brief proof of correctness / logic on why this works?

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      vy, ei epix jinish kemne ashlo mathai?

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      It's a little bit difficult for a non-native speaker to explain the idea, but I will try :-)

      • The Moo Sort algorithm is stable, therefore the final positions of all elements are clearly known. W.L.G we can assume that a[1...n] are distinct and the array A is a permutation of (1...n)
      • For technical reason, firstly we run one phase of Bubble Sort to get initial partitioning.
      • For each value x, we want to count the number of segments (sub-array with >= 2 consecutive elements) containing x during Moo Sorting. After each Bubble Sort phase, one value greater than x was moved out of segment ... until x is the largest value of segment. After that we might need one more Bubble Sort phase to move x to the end of segment and get a new unit-length segment containing only {x}, the segment {x} is no longer considered.

      So, the algorithm is: For each value of x, COUNT THE NUMBER OF VALUE GREATER THAN x IN THE INITIAL SEGMENT, and if there's exists one value SMALLER than x placed after x, the counter is increased by 1 (because of extra bubble phase)

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Can someone check out my code for Plat P3 that uses HLD based on this blog post?

I was only able to get TC 1 and WA on the rest. :(

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    You don't actually need a segment tree for the chain update part.
    All your updates are "Do ai = min(ai, x), for " right?
    But as your queries are sorted by x, you can rephase your updates as "Set ai = x, if ai is currenty unset". Because if you've set a index before, that will mean it is already less than your current x.
    By this way, you can just keep a set of unset indexes and find the indexes which lie in range [l, r] and update them. In total you'll make , so the total complexity becomes instead of (plus possibly many bugs).

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      @Rezwan.Arefin01 lol I did realize that when I was posting my code up, but I decided to keep it as is because the issue is WA not TLE.

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How did you do Gold P1 and P3?

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    For P3 I did knapsack where the dp[i] is minimum weight in knapsack with talent i.

    It is guaranteed at least one dp[i] > W, so there will always be a solution.

    For P1 I haven't found a way to solve the backwards case, it it really hard >:(

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      Did you get AC with your code? Here is a simple test which gets WA: ideone

      Some minimum weight with talent i is not guaranteed to be > W, only some weight is guaranteed to be > W?

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        Yeah I got AC in contest.

        As for the test case:

        120/7 = 17.1428...

        we multiply by 1000 and it's 17142.8..., and then we floor it.

        17142 is correct.

        Also there is guaranteed to be the case where we choose every cow (dp[mxTalent] > W).

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    Problem 3: https://pastebin.com/bCtzScRY

    It says "maximize talent" but it really means "minimize weight", it originally did 0-1 knapsack with weight and maximized talent but realized the time/space would not fit so did it reversed.

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How did you guys solver silver p1?

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Results are out.

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    My brute force on Plat #3 still gets 14/15 test cases. :P

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      Oh, haha nice! I spent nearly 2 hours trying to fix a memory issue with my solution to Plat #3 to no avail. But after results came out it strangely got full score (which was nice of course)... unfortunately I don't get my 2 hours of debug back :(

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      Somebody also told me that plain loop + #pragma gets AC :(

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G1 & G3?

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If we add n=1 case in platinum P1 , many participants' solutions including author's one would be failed. The correct output should be 0 (because length(A)=1) but author's solution outputs 1.

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    OMG I think you're right. But most people would probably realize and fix it if it was included. :)

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    Thanks for pointing it out! My solution should now be fixed.

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can someone help me debug for plat #3 plz. getting some weird runtime errors for the last few test cases (got cucked by regrading)

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    jk plz ignore, not a runtime error, but memory limit exceeded :| (solved)