This is a mirror of my C++ solutions for about half of the Project Euler problems
You can find the code along with in-depth explanations and live demos at https://euler.stephan-brumme.com
Below is an excerpt from https://euler.stephan-brumme.com/why/ :
Why do I publish my solutions ?
Almost always the solutions for problems at Project Euler consist of two parts:
- finding a mathematical way to break down the problem's structure into its elements
- writing an efficient program for step 1
I strive to:
- explain my choice of algorithms and data structures
- write fully commented C++ source code that compiles without warnings and without any external libraries
- interactive tests for most problems
- link to relevant Wikipedia / MathWorld / OEIS pages
- link to other solutions, especially those that are written in other programming languages
Let's not forget that it helps me, too: only if I can explain a solution to someone else then I can be sure that I truly understood it in the first place. And practicing some of the lesser used features of C++ (such as algorithms hidden inside STL, like std::next_permutation) improves my overall coding skills as well.
Sounds like a win-win situation ...
"But You Shouldn't Publish Your Solutions !"
Project Euler encourages you NOT to publish solutions.
I have a different point of view:
- 99% of my knowledge is based on things I was taught, I saw somewhere or I stumbled across
- and maybe 1% is "original"
- I'm pretty sure it's not just me - it's the way how all of us gain knowledge
So it boils down to:
- having a good teacher
- access to well-equipped library
- and probably most important today: your skills in working with a search engine
If someone visits my website/repository then he/she already realized that he/she can't solve that problem and is doing the right thing: ask someone. That's the only way how knowledge can be spread - all famous scientists wrote books. Leonhard Euler was one of the most productive mathematicians and he published 866 papers/books/etc. He shared his knowledge. And a substantial number of my solutions is based on some of his formulas, I only solved them because I could look up his works.
Admittedly, there is no use in publishing lists of the results to Project Euler problems. In my opinion, these numbers don't matter at all: noone really cares whether the result of problem 1 is 233167, 233168 or 233169. That's why you find algorithms, explanations, links, code, ..., basically everything on my website - but not the results. Because these numbers don't teach you anything.