Mathspp Blog

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Today I learned about the symmetry in indexing from the beginning and end of a list with the bitwise invert operator.

In how many ways can you place 8 queens on a chessboard?

Today I learned how to write the Quicksort algorithm in a weird functional style.

This article will teach you about the minimax algorithm and alpha-beta pruning, from a beginner's perspective.

This article compares the three main string formatting methods in Python and suggests which methods to use in each situation.

Today I learned about the DARPA network challenge and the power of referral systems.

This is a short article on how I quickly used APL to verify my combinatorics calculations.

Can you make the pyramid point the other way by moving only three coins?

Today I learned you can use pathlib to read the contents of a file.

When you call a function in Python and give it some arguments... Are they passed by value? No! By reference? No! They're passed by assignment.

Today I learned how the rich comparison protocol and, in particular, how eq works behind the scenes.