Scala Meet up at Madlab

  • June 5, 2013 · 7:00 PM

We will be doing a coding challenge.

More details https://github.com/adi3009/word-ladder

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  • James R.

    I've put my solution here:
    https://github.com/SheepCoder/wordLadder

    I'd be interested to know how others tried to solve this.

    June 6, 2013

  • James R.

    How did it go last night?

    June 6, 2013

  • James J.

    Sorry for the late notice, but I have just got a puncture on my bike about half way home so won't be able to make it. Look forward to seeing solutions to the problem James posted. I''ll have a go too if I get a chance.

    June 5, 2013

  • James R.

    Sounds good. I'll post my solution up on github tomorrow evening and stick a link here.
    There is a nice English word list here that I used:
    http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jlawler/wordlist

    June 4, 2013

  • Phil B.

    Too busy right now

    June 4, 2013

  • Mark H.

    I'll give a talk at some point but definitely not this month, need time to think of a topic a prepare it.

    June 3, 2013

  • James R.

    Could I suggest that you meet up for some programming instead? I recently worked on solving one of the problems in the independent newspaper. The problem is called Word Ladder. You are given two four letter words and have to convert one to the other using the four rungs of the letter and by only changing a single letter on each rung.

    e.g.
    L A C E
    _ _ _ _
    _ _ _ _
    _ _ _ _
    _ _ _ _
    R I N G

    Would be solved as
    Lace -> Lice -> Line -> Pine -> Ping -> Ring

    Another problem would be:
    Dual -> .... -> .... -> .... -> .... -> Bike

    You could have a pop at solving this on Wednesday and I can post my solution on git hub. I can also post some more problems for you to solve.

    Sorry once again that I can't make it on Wednesday as I have a long term commitment. It would be a shame to waste our MadLab space as it is so hard to come by.

    June 3, 2013

    • James R.

      Obviously the ideal solution uses infinite lists :)

      June 3, 2013

  • James J.

    Any update on the plan for Wednesday?

    June 3, 2013

  • Mark H.

    What's the plan? I've got football 6-7 Wednesdays so definitely won't be able to get there for 7. However I may be able to get there for half past if that's any use?

    June 1, 2013

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