Saturday, November 17, 2018

Python, Rust and C performance doing MD5

I put a performance comparison between Python, Rust and C doing MD5 calculations, here.

Interestingly, CPython and Pypy came out on top, even beating gcc and clang.

Granted, CPython and Pypy are probably calling the highly-optimized OpenSSL, but it's still noteworthy that sometimes Python can be pretty zippy.

Friday, March 2, 2018

The House Robber Problem

I've put a Genetic Algorithm-based solution to "The House Robber Problem" here.

The problem has us maximizing the value from houses robbed, subject to the constraint that no two adjacent houses can be robbed.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

I've put a simple, Python 3.6 website dead link checker here.

You give it one or more URL's to search through, and one or more URL prefixes to mostly remain under, and it does the rest.

It's intended to be shell-callable, and can output CSV or JSON.

I hope people find it useful.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

A Python solution to the Alien Language Problem

I've put a Python 2.x / 3.x solution to the Alien Language Problem in my Subversion repo.

The rough idea is to take a list of sorted alien words (sorted in an alien order, even though they use the Roman alphabet), and to find what the order of that alphabet is.