UTICPC Take 2
September 19 1997
Welcome to the second University of Toronto Inter-Campus Programming
Contest (UTICPC). This friendly competition arose out of the
groundswell of interest surrounding the ACM Regional Programming
Contest in the fall of 1996. Student volunteers put this together for
fun, and we hope it's step two of a long tradition. For more
information, visit http://www.cdf.utoronto.ca/~contest/contest2.html.
Contestants are dispersed among several locations,
so we're relying on your honesty in complying with
the following rules.
- Each person must be a UofT student or
alumnus or friend of either or just plain be invited.
However, prizes will be awarded only to current students.
- Each team consists of at most three people.
- Teams are not allowed to collaborate with anyone else. However, any
reference material is allowed, but all
submitted code must be typed in during the contest period.
- Each team may use only one terminal (i.e.one screen and keyboard
- The competition begins at 7pm and ends at 10pm. You are encouraged
to log in early to register (see item 7), but you may not look at the
questions or type in code until 7pm.
- You may use any text editor to create your programs.
- Teams using CDF accounts should add ~contest/publicbin to
your paths. Use judge to submit a program, question to ask
for clarification, and register to register for the contest (between
6:30pm and 10pm). Teams
at other locations should consult with their site coordinator.
- The winning team is the one solving the most problems. Ties are
broken by comparing the sum of
completion times. (The completion time for a problem is the number
of minutes after 7pm at which the correct solution was submitted.)
A penalty of 15 minutes per incorrect submission is added to this
- Wayne's away, so the judges can't be bribed. :-)
- All programs must consist of exactly one source file and be written
in C, C++, ISO Pascal, OOT, or Java (see below). The
judges will compile your program using gcc, g++, p2c, coot,
or javac (and run by java),
respectively. C and C++ programs will be linked with the standard C
library and the math library.
- All input is presented on the standard input stream, and all output should be to the standard output
stream. Unless otherwise stated, all numbers are in decimal notation.
- Each execution of your program should take at most 30 CPU seconds
on eddie.cdf, a fast machine. (The
judge's solutions take no more than 1 second each.)
- System calls other than for such I/O are not allowed, either
directly or indirectly. Also, your
program may not execute an external
program, e.g.the system C library call is off limits.
- Java programs must follow a special rule.
For question n, the file must contain exactly one public class
3, the public class should be p3.
(This rule also determines the file name for the program.)
The full JDK 1.1 API (as implemented by the Sun's JDK) is available.
Good luck, and have fun!
©1997 David Neto, Wayne Hayes, Eveyln Hsia, and Albert Lai
Thu Sep 18 16:32:16 EDT 1997