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By decoder__, history, 7 weeks ago, In English

Hello, guys, I need your opinion on which platform is better for practising problems

PLease share your opinions and why do you think so?

 
 
 
 
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Obviously Codeforces...duh!!!
why do you think so?
Because Codeforces never gives u false positive that you are improving unlike codechef.

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    I mean which contains problems which are better in the archive.

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Yes, it's my veiw that codeforces has teaches that for being a good coder you don't always need to have very good command over all algorithms and concepts. Rather, it very much focuses on general aptitude, logical thinking and the way of implementation. That's why it is much better than codechef!

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I think you should go for both, I mean there's not generally clash between the time of CodeChef contest and code forces then why not use both platforms

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    I am asking in terms of problem archive.

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      i think you will find much diverse set at codechef for beginners

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        Like what I find is that majority of the problems on codeforces are math-centric.

        By diverse what do you mean?

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          codechef includes easy questions of dp and graphs and sometimes implementation of pre existing methods

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            Can you tell which problems should one solve on codechef as the problems are not given definite ratings on codechef (for someone to reach expert)?

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              you could look on the tags after contest ends and can see why were you unable to solve it, whether you dont know the topic or you just wasn't able to form a proper algo during the given time .

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I find Codechef a bit uncomfortable to use. There's something about the UI that feels off to me. It's not as intuitive as Codeforces, so Codeforces is my choice.

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For me the problem statements of Codechef are a bit confusing and also they never provide the testcases where your code failed even after the contest is over. So for me** Codeforces is way better than Codechef**.

If you want to practice go for Codeforces, CSES, AtCoder, SPOJ and if you're comfortable then you can include Codechef also.

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