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Puzzle: 'Stream'
« on: December 29, 2006, 11:58:28 PM »

Requires sorting.
cefukyb
I have not yet managed to solve it myself, but I'm fairly sure a solution is possible.
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Re: Puzzle: 'Stream'
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2006, 01:03:48 AM »

For Stream: rozatal. This depends on a fair distribution of random values so the machine doesn't get clogged. I went a little overboard, but it was fun.
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2006, 01:27:43 AM »

My solution for cefukyb: zytityt.  Perhaps not in the spirit of the level.  Was the duplicated 2 intentional?
Edit: here's one that works with no copiers, borrowing a bit from Bucky's template copier: lehidap
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2006, 04:00:12 AM »

My solution for cefukyb: zytityt.  Perhaps not in the spirit of the level.  Was the duplicated 2 intentional?
Edit: here's one that works with no copiers, borrowing a bit from Bucky's template copier: lehidap
No, the duplicated 2 was foolishness on my part. One moment while I redo.

Edit: gahypuk
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Re: Puzzle: 'Stream'
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2006, 05:01:56 AM »

Here's my solution. finemad
I used components from my solution to a similar puzzle.
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Re: Puzzle: 'Stream'
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2006, 05:13:01 AM »

Mine here: pogobub *shrug* It wasn't what I originally intended, but it seems to work. Thanks all. Your solutions are interesting and enlightening. Keep 'em comin'.
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Re: Puzzle: 'Stream'
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2006, 06:58:14 AM »

Here is my solution to gahypuk: fekagug.

Edit: I had to save this three times in the warehouse because I accidently saved sandbox editions with test edits. I need an interface to delete unwanted puzzles of mine taking up space in the warehouse.

I'm inspired by solutions from others who manage to finesse them down to a minimalist style. I also like some of those solutions full of extra steel, which have their own aesthetic.
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Re: Puzzle: 'Stream'
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2006, 02:31:29 PM »


Here is my - minimalistic - solution to gahypuk:

    kadivyp

The original with the duplicated '2' is, of course, harder. I like both jnz's solutions for that one.
Also, it would be a challenge to do the same puzzle without copiers, packers and unpackers. That would do justice to the original comment 'requires sorting'.



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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2006, 03:03:32 PM »


Here is my - minimalistic - solution to gahypuk:

    kadivyp

The original with the duplicated '2' is, of course, harder. I like both jnz's solutions for that one.
Also, it would be a challenge to do the same puzzle without copiers, packers and unpackers. That would do justice to the original comment 'requires sorting'.




Yes. The 'requires sorting' comment was made before I came up with my own solution, which ironically does not include sorting.
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Re: Puzzle: 'Stream'
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2006, 08:34:45 PM »

stream - cefukyb:pabuxog

jnz's and rene's are much smoother
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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2006, 11:36:11 PM »


Here is my - minimalistic - solution to gahypuk:

    kadivyp

The original with the duplicated '2' is, of course, harder. I like both jnz's solutions for that one.
Also, it would be a challenge to do the same puzzle without copiers, packers and unpackers. That would do justice to the original comment 'requires sorting'.





Here is gahypuk solved without copiers, packers, or unpackers, by sorting the stream and using the first occurance of each value for the solution, inspired by Rene's comment above: dalugox.
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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2007, 12:35:56 PM »


JF - Pretty smart mechanism of detecting when they are all there!

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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2007, 03:31:00 PM »

dalugox is pretty cool.  I agree with Rene about the gate mechanism.
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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2007, 07:35:05 PM »

Once I'd seen that jf had come up with a sorting solution, I had to try my hand at it too:
For cefukyb: solytil
To make it work for gahypuk just remove the asymmetry around the 2/3 part.
Now looking at dalugox, I see that we had similar ideas about how to wait for all the crates to show up, but slightly different implementations.
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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2007, 11:15:53 PM »

Very nice, jnz. Your solution does not depend on a statistical distribution of random values, where my solution will fail should the highly unlikely, though technically possible, point is reached where I run out of my store of 0 barrels waiting for any particular value that the random crate generator just refuses to give up.
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