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A blog dedicated to mathematics and programming!

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Today I learned the basics of socket programming (in Python).

In this article we try to crack Wordle, a variation of mastermind played with (English) words.

Can you tile a chessboard with two missing squares?

How many queens and knights can you place on a chessboard?

Today I learned that the module contextlib provides with a context manager to suppress specified errors.

Let me tell you why it is impossible to truly master Python, but also show you how to get as close to it as possible.

This article is an in-depth analysis of Python solutions to the “Sonar Sweep” problem, which is day 1 of Advent of Code 2021.

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.

Can you help these kids trick or treat their entire neighbourhood in this Halloween special?

How can two doctors operate two patients with only two pairs of latex gloves?!