I have just solved 1 problem and I made quite a lot new observations for me. Could anybody explain me, please, the reason behind the behaviors that I will explain here? Thanks a lot!
That is the problem — nothing outstanding, simple implementation 1575J - Jeopardy of Dropped Balls. However to be able to help me out, you will need to get into this problem to see what I will state below :)
A bit of story: while doing CP I was often wondering about the engines behind the code, how and what executes, what takes care of what etc. Hence, I decided to make some experiments on this problem.
First code: 160046810 — [1980ms]. In a while loop I access an element with parameter 2 at the else statement. This parameter just increases x and moves forward, while 2 first statements increase / decrease y + change an element in a matrix. Container for a data is 0-indexed.
Second code: 160047806 — [483ms]. Here in a while loop I access an element with parameter 2 at the first if statement and other statements where I need to change matrix elements follow after. Array is still 0-indexed.
Third code: 160047849 — [280ms]. Everything is similar to the second code, but array is 1-indexed.
I am mostly interested in a reason of difference between 1st and 2nd code, but if you could point out the same between 2nd and 3rd — that will be amazing!