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Hello, can someone help me with my code about Ps2 Diophantine equations? I am stuck at the problem 4. When I run my code, it just keeps going on and on and never gives me any output. I have to press ctrl+c to stop. Here is my code: http://bpaste.net/show/53890/ I cannot figure out what is wrong. Can somebody help me with my code? Thank you.
 one year ago
 one year ago
Hello, can someone help me with my code about Ps2 Diophantine equations? I am stuck at the problem 4. When I run my code, it just keeps going on and on and never gives me any output. I have to press ctrl+c to stop. Here is my code: http://bpaste.net/show/53890/ I cannot figure out what is wrong. Can somebody help me with my code? Thank you.
 one year ago
 one year ago

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snarkBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
the code is ok  try putting a print(a,b,c,n) before the break statement. the break only exits the bottom loop, for c, but continues for a and for b. test it with n in range(10), for example, and x=1, y=2, z=3. you may want to print solutions rather than bestSoFar, but play with it.
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rsmith6559Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Your code is probably running just fine. The trouble is that with 4 nested loops, each going up to 200, you're doing somewhere in the area of 200**4 iterations. That takes a while, quite possibly hours, to run. This is something to keep in mind when your designing your algorithm.
 one year ago

xichenBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thank you, guys. Yes, my code is, indeed, running fine. Can I ask whether there is a way of break out all nested loops? I can only think of using this 4 nested loops to solve this problem set. Is there any other efficient way? Some hints?
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snarkBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
try found = False for a in range(n): if found: break for b... if found: break for c..... if <condition> : do stuff found = True break
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snarkBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you can make it somewhat more efficient: for a in range(n): if a*x > n: # adding more won't help break for b in range(n): if a*x + b*x > n: break for c....
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