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Suggestions on what to work on

Author:  Panphobia [ Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Suggestions on what to work on

From the first dwite round to the second one, I was just practising BFS/DFS and all the shortest path algorithms, but then came dwite round 2 and I found that there were no maze/grid questions, and I was tackled with a question that used a greedy algorithm, which I know nothing about. I am just asking, which algorithms should I learn and get familiar with to solve most of the dwite questions?

Author:  Tony [ Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:21 pm ]
Post subject:  RE:Suggestions on what to work on

There isn't a set checklist of algorithms that will be enough to always complete DWITE. You should go back to previous years and take a look at those questions -- there's a bunch of ad-hoc questions. Familiarity with particular algorithms will give you practice and inspiration to approach non-standard problems.