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A hilarious video on using GPT-3 to create a program that can take in natural language commands and turn them into shell commands.
Example - find all files ending in .log in /var/log turns into
find /var/log -name “*.log”
If you haven’t heard of Gwern’s blog, you’re seriously missing out. It’s some of the best content on the web.
Being good at using Google (or whatever search engine you prefer) is obviously an incredibly important skill for a programmer.
Gwern goes through some great tips on how you craft better search engine queries.
You are given n non-negative integers that represent the height of an elevation-map. The width of each bar in the map is 1.
Compute how much water would be trapped in the elevation map after a rainstorm.
Explanation: The above elevation map (black section) is represented by array [0,1,0,2,1,0,1,3,2,1,2,1]. In this case, 6 units of rain water (blue section) are being trapped.
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As a refresher, here’s the last question
You are given an array with all the numbers from 1 to N appearing exactly once, except for one number that is missing.
How can you find the missing number in O(n) time and O(1) space?
What if there are two numbers missing?
Let’s start with just one number missing.
We can solve this by doing some sort of computation with the values in the given array.
Then, we can do that same computation on the values for all the numbers from 1 to N.
After, we can compare the results from both computations and use that to figure out which number is missing.
The result of the computation must uniquely correspond to the specific numbers used.
One computation we could do is just take the sum of all the numbers.
We take the sum of all the numbers in the array we’re given.
Then, we take the sum of all the numbers from 1 to N.
We subtract the second sum minus the first sum and that’ll give us the missing number.
We can do this in
O(N) time and using constant space.
Now, what if two numbers are missing?
Let’s say the two missing numbers are represented by
If we repeat the process we did with sums, then we’ll know what the sum of
Unfortunately, that isn’t enough information to figure out exactly what
But, we could incorporate another computation that gives us more information about
We could use multiplication.
We multiply all the numbers in the array we’re given and find the total product.
Then, we multiply all the numbers from 1 to N and find that total product.
Then, we divide the second product by the first product and that will give us
Now, we use some algebra (with
n2) to create a quadratic equation that will give us the value of
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