@freemo @Absinthe some people (eg. those on the autism spectrum) are uncomfortable with direct eye contact

eg. i for one can handle it in images but not irl. for some it's more intense.

so it's best to be safe an CW eye contact

The number and nature of the compromises I have to make when choosing a programming language for every goddamn project really gets to me

Except for C. To every use-case which C is suitable, it has never been a disappointment to me.

why do people mention the presence or lack of eye contact in their cw protected selfies?

Python Solution 

I borrowed this one from codewars

Snail Sort
Given an n x n array, return the array elements arranged from outermost elements to the middle element, traveling clockwise.

array = [[1,2,3],
[4,5,6],
[7,8,9]]
snail(array) #=> [1,2,3,6,9,8,7,4,5]
For better understanding, please follow the numbers of the next array consecutively:

array = [[1,2,3],
[8,9,4],
[7,6,5]]
snail(array) #=> [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9]
This image will illustrate things more clearly:

NOTE: The idea is not sort the elements from the lowest value to the highest; the idea is to traverse the 2-d array in a clockwise snailshell pattern.

Octave solution 

For those of you who missed the announcement from the @freemo account just wanted to reiterate it here.

In honor of our new Indian friends we added two new emoji to the server.

:india: :thiruvalluvar:

Also if anyone has any emoji they want added, even if its just for personal use (like a monogram of your name or a picture of your own face, anything) we can add it. Just send a 50kb or less PNG image to @freemo and it can be added.

I borrowed this one from codewars

Snail Sort
Given an n x n array, return the array elements arranged from outermost elements to the middle element, traveling clockwise.

array = [[1,2,3],
[4,5,6],
[7,8,9]]
snail(array) #=> [1,2,3,6,9,8,7,4,5]
For better understanding, please follow the numbers of the next array consecutively:

array = [[1,2,3],
[8,9,4],
[7,6,5]]
snail(array) #=> [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9]
This image will illustrate things more clearly:

NOTE: The idea is not sort the elements from the lowest value to the highest; the idea is to traverse the 2-d array in a clockwise snailshell pattern.

guess i'll do an #introduction again as well! :eve:

hi, i'm eve! i'm 18, and a mod here along with kropot, luigi, and eleanor!

i'm a leftist (shocking, i know) and a big music nerd! i also play video games every once in a while. i've been playing guitar for about 5 years now. i also love learning new languages! i speak english & dutch fluently, and a decent amount of french & german. right now i'm trying to learn portuguese & japanese!

if you have any questions, let me know!

@stateastic

Hi there, Freemo's my name, Data Science my game :) How can I help :)

@Absinthe

@Absinthe I am learning about it and want to shift my career to business analytics. Right now, I am working as sports analyst.

Here's a freebie!

This problem was asked by Google.

Given a list of integers S and a target number k, write a function that returns a subset of S that adds up to k. If such a subset cannot be made, then return null.

Integers can appear more than once in the list. You may assume all numbers in the list are positive.

For example, given S = [12, 1, 61, 5, 9, 2] and k = 24, return [12, 9, 2, 1] since it sums up to 24.

okay, this is not exactly a but I hope you hate this problem as much as I did...

The problem is not just getting the right solution, but getting it in under the running timeout of 12000 ms. Good luck.

codewars.com/kata/54d81488b981

Here's a requiring a bit of algebra.

For any four non-collinear points A, B, C, and D in three-dimensional space, there is a unique hyperbolic paraboloid H containing the lines AB, BC, CD, and AD (that is, every point on any of these lines is also on the surface of H). Write a program that accepts Cartesian coordinate triplets representing A, B, C, and D and prints an equation in x, y, and z that is satisfied if and only if <x, y, z> is a point on H.

Your program's output may differ from the examples but should be optimised for human readability. Combine like terms, omit terms equal to zero and avoid unnecessary factors (e.g. prefer "x = y" to "2x + 0 = 4y - 2y" even though both describe the same surface).

Example 1 input:
<0, 1, -1>; <1, 0, 1>; <0, -1, -1>; <-1, 0, 1>
Example 1 output:
z = x² - y²

Example 2 input:
<1, 1, 1>; <1, 0, -1>; <-1, 1, -1>; <-1, 0, 1>
Example 2 output:
2y = xz + 1

Example 3 input:
<0, 1, 1>; <0, 1, -1>; <0, -1, -1>; <0, -1, 1>
Example 3 output:
x = 0

Octave solution & discussion 

Kind of feels like I am phoning this one in, but I really liked this puzzle and hadn't really seen it before. However, if you have already seen this (and it is likely that you have) feel free to just ignore it.

Given a short message containing no more than 10 unique letters
written in the form of a simple equasion. Show the numeric values
for the letters to make it true. No letter that starts a word can
have the value Zero.

For example:

I + LOVE + YOU == DORA
1 + 2784 + 975 == 3760

Here is an interesting that is true in both cases, and will have only one solution:

ONE + TWO + FIVE + NINE + ELEVEN + TWELVE + FIFTY = NINETY

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