by Julian M Bucknall

In which I continue solving a series of puzzles first posed as part of the programming course for my Mathematics degree. This time it’s the last puzzle of all, the fifth. (The others: one, two, three, four, or click on the Puzzles category beneath this post.) […]

READ MOREIn which I take a look at the fourth puzzle in the set of five that I had to solve in FORTRAN in my early programming days. The others are here: one, two, three. […]

READ MOREalign="left">Continuing through this set of five puzzles from 40 years ago (one, two) that I had to solve using FORTRAN on punched cards on King’s College’s timeshare. […]

READ MOREContinuing through this set of five puzzles from 40 years ago, presumably designed to be solved with FORTRAN, the language I used back then. […]

READ MOREIn cleaning out our basement ready for our move, I came across the folders of my notes I’d laboriously written during the lectures for my Mathematics degree. There in the middle of Year 2’s notes were some notes on programming, and in there were a set of five puzzles. Presumably we were given these to see whether we could write a program to solve them. In FORTRAN, natch, because that’s all we had at the time. […]

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