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Grant III

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Halliburton Drill Bits & Services

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Materials Scientist / Metallurgist / Mechanical Engineer
Professional Interests: Data automation, synthesis, and analysis

Professional Interests

Data automation, synthesis, and analysis

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Grant III submitted Solution 592566 to Problem 465. Dick Van Dyck?

1 hour and 7 minutes ago

Grant III submitted Solution 592537 to Problem 501. Let's do Markov Chains!

2 hours and 20 minutes ago

Grant III submitted a Comment to Problem 3062. Scrabble Scores - 9

Also, I like decomposing large or difficult problems into manageable chunks. It's a good way to get things done, not just in programming.

21 hours and 55 minutes ago

Grant III submitted a Comment to Problem 3062. Scrabble Scores - 9

Yes, I do. Especially Super Scrabble, with a bigger board, more multipliers, and twice as many tiles. You can play all kinds of interesting words with more Zs, Xs, Qs, etc.

21 hours and 56 minutes ago

Grant III submitted Solution 592091 to Problem 486. Surface Fit z(x,y)

22 hours and 7 minutes ago

Grant III submitted Solution 592085 to Problem 514. Spot the rectangle (Part 2)

22 hours and 20 minutes ago

Grant III submitted Solution 592083 to Problem 512. Spot the rectangle

22 hours and 22 minutes ago

Grant III submitted Solution 592068 to Problem 530. convert?

23 hours and 2 minutes ago

Grant III submitted Problem 3065. Cycling — Critical Power to Community

on 5 Mar 2015 at 4:31

Grant III submitted Solution 591124 to Problem 3062. Scrabble Scores - 9

on 4 Mar 2015 at 2:03

Grant III submitted Problem 3062. Scrabble Scores - 9 to Community

on 4 Mar 2015 at 2:02

Grant III submitted Solution 590910 to Problem 548. How many palindromes?

on 3 Mar 2015 at 19:02

Grant III submitted Solution 590906 to Problem 563. How to add?

on 3 Mar 2015 at 18:43

Grant III submitted Solution 590496 to Problem 3060. Scrabble Scores - 8

on 3 Mar 2015 at 5:05

Grant III submitted Problem 3060. Scrabble Scores - 8 to Community

on 3 Mar 2015 at 5:04

Grant III submitted a Comment to Problem 3047. Scrabble Scores - 2

Of course. Your problems are often quite original (especially when your daughter hacks into your account). I just wish that you wouldn't use such large numbers in some (practically all) of your problems. There are a few that I've been able to solve, except for the large-number case or two that prevents the solution from passing all cases. Do you have any suggestions for resources on large-number calculations?

on 3 Mar 2015 at 3:28

Grant III submitted a Comment to Problem 3049. Scrabble Scores - 4

The way I implemented multipliers in this problem is a little clunky, but I'd rather not change it and mess up everyone's solutions. In a subsequent problem (8, should be posted soon), I'll have a revised, smoother way of presenting multipliers for the board.

on 3 Mar 2015 at 3:24

Grant III submitted a Comment to Problem 3052. Scrabble Scores - 7

Yep. Is this the slowest you've ever seen? At this rate, I don't have much hope to get some of the badges (e.g., Quiz Master or Likeable).

on 3 Mar 2015 at 3:19

Grant III liked Problem 3057. Chess performance

on 3 Mar 2015 at 3:17

Grant III submitted Solution 590422 to Problem 3057. Chess performance

on 3 Mar 2015 at 3:16

Grant III submitted Solution 590420 to Problem 3057. Chess performance

on 3 Mar 2015 at 3:16

Grant III submitted Solution 590416 to Problem 3056. Chess probability

on 3 Mar 2015 at 3:06

Grant III submitted a Comment to Problem 3054. Chess ELO rating system

You've got a pretty good ELO, and are brave for publishing it. How often do you play?

on 3 Mar 2015 at 3:03

Grant III submitted Solution 589368 to Problem 3052. Scrabble Scores - 7

on 1 Mar 2015 at 4:17

Grant III submitted Problem 3052. Scrabble Scores - 7 to Community

on 1 Mar 2015 at 4:17

Grant III submitted Solution 589153 to Problem 3051. Scrabble Scores - 6

on 28 Feb 2015 at 4:42

Grant III submitted Problem 3051. Scrabble Scores - 6 to Community

on 28 Feb 2015 at 4:41

Grant III submitted Solution 589146 to Problem 3050. Scrabble Scores - 5

on 28 Feb 2015 at 3:41

Grant III submitted Problem 3050. Scrabble Scores - 5 to Community

on 28 Feb 2015 at 3:41

Grant III submitted Solution 589144 to Problem 3049. Scrabble Scores - 4

on 28 Feb 2015 at 3:15

Grant III submitted Problem 3049. Scrabble Scores - 4 to Community

on 28 Feb 2015 at 3:15

Grant III submitted a Comment to Problem 3047. Scrabble Scores - 2

Thanks. I added two cases with that pangram repeated, one in one cell string and the other broken into a cell array, as in the other test cases. It's possible, however unlikely, to score the pangram test case right with the wrong letter scores applied, since we're just testing the cumulative score. Having the second case as an array of words that must add to the same score makes the likelihood of wrong letter points sets passing the test extremely unlikely. By any means, figuring out all the possible mis-applied letter point sets that produce the same final score sounds like another Cody problem, along the lines of James's problems.

on 28 Feb 2015 at 2:29

Grant III submitted a Comment to Problem 3043. Fill-a-pix - Solver (basic)

I was working on it last night, but it's tabled for now. I can't quite figure out how to solve the advanced logic portion that propagates along adjacent clues (including diagonal) to solve cells outside of that clue's reach.

on 26 Feb 2015 at 19:09

Grant III submitted Solution 588288 to Problem 3048. Scrabble Scores - 3

on 26 Feb 2015 at 4:47