It was the first time I've tried out using linear algebra to solve a
problem and it was very fun hand-coding the rotational matrix function lol.

Eventually I only got the small set though since the 2 line of nested tuple
spaghetti mess never straightened itself.

On Thu, Apr 12, 2018, 10:18 Jimb Esser <wastel...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 10:13:33 PM UTC-7, Vladyslav Lukiantsev
> wrote:
> > First three tasks include some optimizations, working with arrays, etc.
> Meanwhile, fourth task is the pure geometric problem, which takes a couple
> of lines of code which are just mirror for geometric formulas and nothing
> with optimization.
> > Is it normal for Google Code Jam to include such strange tasks in
> competition?
>
> It also depends on how you solve it?  My geometry-fu is super weak, but
> I'm a graphics programmer so I know how to rotate meshes and project
> shadows, so I solved it algorithmicly by doing a search on the possible
> rotations to find one that creates a shadow area that matches.  I'm sure
> there's a much, much more elegant solution for those more geometrically
> inclined, but I'm not going to spend the time to figure it out during a
> competition when I can just work with what I know ^_^.
>
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