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random thoughts about programming, math and life

Programming Digest 4

How to live in the Kingdom of Nouns, why mathematicians cry, filling gaps in algorithms, portion of clojure, STM, HTTP and more.

Clojure Euler: Problem 022

Using names.txt a 46K text file containing over five-thousand first names, begin by sorting it into alphabetical order. Then working out the alphabetical value for each name, multiply this value by its alphabetical position in the list to obtain a name score.

For example, when the list is sorted into alphabetical order, COLIN, which is worth 3 + 15 + 12 + 9 + 14 = 53, is the 938th name in the list. So, COLIN would obtain a score of 938 x 53 = 49714.

What is the total of all the name scores in the file?

Permalink: http://projecteuler.net/problem=22

Programming Digest 3

Why your software sucks and what is the “Secret Weapon”. Also, algorithm complexities refresher, functional programming, including Scala and Clojure, concurrency and lot of humor.