Python

  • Aug 11, 2022

    Algorithms

    After a few months of more or less diligent study I finished “consulting” three great resources for learning about algorithms: Algorithms Illuminated book series by Tim Roughgarden, Introduction to Algorithms, by Corben et al. and the Stanford course CS 168: The Modern Algorithmic Toolbox. I was not diligent enough to do the homeworks and solve all the proposed problems but I followed all the arguments and most proofs.

    The most important thing one learns from such resources is how and where to look for a good algorithm if the need arises. But for me the most surprising thing have been the data structures.

  • Feb 25, 2022

    WORDLE updates

    In a previouis post I discussed my approach to “solving” the game of WORDLE. In the meantime I have discovered quite a few excellent works about the subject, the game has been sold to NYT and even more clones can be found, some quite interesting.

    These are a few closing observations.

  • Jan 26, 2022

    Can WORDLE be always solved?

    In the past months the Twitter has been overtaken by stacks of colored boxes. It is the fault of a new words-game: WORDLE. Free and with a minimalistic design the game has received a well deserved attention.

  • Jan 22, 2022

    Geographic centers of Romanian counties

    For those lacking travel destinations I have a map with geographical centers (centroids) of each Romanian county. For the moment only latitude and longitude to be checked in Google Maps.