Talk:List of Problemsets

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Currently Algorithmist contains problems from UVa and ACM-ICPC Live Archives only. Is there a plan to incorporate problems from SPOJ also? And by the way, isnt that an important enough archive to be mentioned on the front page? --Shalinmangar 06:18, 31 Jan 2006 (EST)

I'd love it if SPOJ was included! I haven't solved a single problem at UVa (I hate the interface, I guess), but I have solved 98 problems on SPOJ! I'd certainly contribute if SPOJ was included... (BTW, don't UVa and SPOJ have any problems with Algorithmist giving away solutions?) Aboyner 06:47, 31 Jan 2006 (EST)
This was the plan at some point, just that I've been very busy lately with pet projects (and thus the relative lack of new material) If you can set up a similar indexing system (say, num 1-100, 101-200, etc..) with the same layout as the current UVa_Problemset -> UVa_Volume_I hierarchy, and I'll pitch in! (And create a template for SPOJ solutions..) So much to do with so little time! Larry 09:40, 31 Jan 2006 (EST)
I still don't understand how it's allowed to have solutions on this site... are you sure SPOJ and UVa agree to it? (It would be rude to not ask them...) As for the indexing, why not just have all on the same page? (And I'm not sure if the SPOJ numbers remain constant, I think SPOJ indexes by the problem code, not the problem number) Aboyner 05:21, 1 Feb 2006 (EST)
(answering your question by stack) SPOJ indexes by the problem code, but can still be easily referred to by their number, which is shown. (And a proper index would contain both anyhow) There are precedents for the UVa, as shown in UVa's links.. Larry 10:03, 1 Feb 2006 (EST)
This will answer your question on SPOJ here--Shalinmangar 13:39, 1 Feb 2006 (EST)
Sounds good. I can't *stop* (per se) people from putting solutions in a live contest, since it is a wiki, but of course, everyone ought to delete/remove them if they come up. As for putting actual solutions, I think the implementations of algorithms is good enough, and while I don't mind solutions up, there are clearly people who are more than irked by this. My proposed solution is just to have a set of available solutions, and that's it, to some percentage of total problems. Or a few per category, with explanations - enough to feed the mind of those who are interested, but the goal isn't to archive all possible solutions to all problems. Larry 17:08, 1 Feb 2006 (EST)