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

The Open Competition is an annual week-long competition for Estonian high school students which serves as the first contest of the season. This year, we are welcoming international participants as well. The contest started on 15 October, 10:00 EEST and lasts a week, ending at 22 October, 00:00 EEST.

The contest consists of 7 problems with scoring distribution 20-30-40-50-60-60-60. The problems will have partial scoring. The first five problems are "classical" problems of increasing difficulty, while the last two slots are reserved for output-only, interactive, out of scope, approximation, optimization — just in general "weird" problems. The problemset should be interesting for most Div. 2 participants.

Problem statements will be available in Estonian, English and Russian. However, to register, you will need to navigate through a bit of Estonian.

Please note that you might not appear on the scoreboard immediately after registering.

 
 
 
 
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Thank you for organizing an international contest!

I think you should also translate the registration page. It takes much less time to translate such a page than translate all the tasks...

Is there a reason to use file input/output? It makes coding/testing more difficult.

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    The idea is that file input/output is supposedly more newcomer-friendly. New people might not know about Unix piping and start to type in larger sample tests manually (which can be pretty soul-crushing unless your solution works immediately) etc. File IO should prevent this from happening. I'm personally not convinced but I can see why files might be more convenient for a new person.

    Anyway, if you write C++ you can always just add

    freopen("moosis.txt", "r", stdin);
    freopen("mooval.txt", "w", stdout);
    

    after you are done testing locally (actually I am not sure if that works if you need very fast IO). That is what I always do with file IO.

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Ranking is not working?

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    The ranking table is buggy, yes. We are working on getting it back.

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