I'm not all that proficient with Competitive Coding though I'd like to be .
I've been practising for some time now and before I struggled to solve 1 , now I solve 2 in contests and recently reached 3 star in Codechef
Started reading 10-20 pages of CLRS / Competitive Programmer's handbook every day
But sometimes the elegant solutions elude me . When I read the editorial I get it but don't know why I hadn't thought of it earlier and feel like I'll not get way better :/
Though my knowledge of data structures and algo are slowly improvin , I don't know how to hone my problem solving skills (I practise solvin')
And this is rare because my optimism never diminishes normally .
Have any of you faced this and how did you come out of this "code slump" and any tips on improving codin will be deeply appreciated ?
When normalcy is the only distinction in coding you feel you can reach not heights of greatness
And also , could anyone enlighten me on why my O(nlogn) solution in java failed :( : Subtraction
Thanks for your time , cp and the community are truly awesome :)