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Chapter 2 - Programming for the Puzzled

takakd profile image Takahiro Kudo ・2 min read

Programming for the Puzzled

Fun!🤗

# Q1
sched2 = [(6.0, 8.0), (6.5, 12.0), (6.5, 7.0), (7.0, 8.0),
(7.5, 10.0), (8.0, 9.0), (8.0, 10.0), (9.0, 12.0),
(9.5, 10.0), (10.0, 11.0), (10.0, 12.0), (11.0, 12.0)]

def bestTimeToPartyStart(schedule, participationTime):
  times = []
  for c in schedule:
    # search celeblities who are at the time I am participating 
    if c[1] > participationTime[0] and participationTime[1] > c[0]:
      times.append((c[0], 'start'))
      times.append((c[1], 'end'))
  sortList(times)
  maxCount, time = chooseTime(times)

  print('Best time to attend the party is at', time, "o'clock", ':', maxCount, 'celebrities will be attending!')

def sortList(times):
  for p in range(len(times) - 1):
    right = p
    for s in range(p, len(times)):
      if times[right][0] > times[s][0]:
        right = s
    if p != right:
      times[p], times[right] = times[right], times[p]

def chooseTime(times):
  maxCount = 0
  time = 0
  count = 0
  for t in times:
    if t[1] == 'start':
      count += 1
    elif t[1] == 'end':
      count -= 1
    if count > maxCount:
      maxCount = count
      time = t[0]
  return maxCount, time

# run
bestTimeToPartyStart(sched2, (10.0, 12.0))
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#Q2
sched2 = [(6.0, 8.0), (6.5, 12.0), (6.5, 7.0), (7.0, 8.0),
(7.5, 10.0), (8.0, 9.0), (8.0, 10.0), (9.0, 12.0),
(9.5, 10.0), (10.0, 11.0), (10.0, 12.0), (11.0, 12.0)]

def bestTimeToPartyStart(schedule):
  maxCount, celeb = celeblityAreManyTogether(schedule)
  print('Best time to attend the party is at', schedule[celeb][0], "o'clock", ':', maxCount, 'celebrities will be attending!')

def celeblityAreManyTogether(schedule):
  maxCount = 0
  manyTogether= 0
  for i in range(len(schedule)):
    count = 0
    for j in range(len(schedule)):
      # is start time at the time who is participating
      if schedule[i][0] <= schedule[j][0] and schedule[i][1] > schedule[j][0]:
        count += 1
    if maxCount < count:
      maxCount = count
      manyTogether = i
      print(manyTogether )
  return maxCount, manyTogether

# run
bestTimeToPartyStart(sched2)
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#Q3
sched2 = [(6.0, 8.0, 2), (6.5, 12.0, 1), (6.5, 7.0, 2), (7.0, 8.0, 2),
(7.5, 10.0, 3), (8.0, 9.0, 2), (8.0, 10.0, 1), (9.0, 12.0, 2),
(9.5, 10.0, 4), (10.0, 11.0, 2), (10.0, 12.0, 3), (11.0, 12.0, 7)]

def bestTimeToPartyStart(schedule):
  times = []
  for c in schedule:
    times.append((c[0], 'start', c[2]))
    times.append((c[1], 'end', c[2]))
  sortList(times)
  maxPriority, time = chooseTime(times)
  print('Best time to attend the party is at ', time, " o'clock", ': priority =', maxPriority)

def sortList(times):
  for p in range(len(times) - 1):
    right = p
    for s in range(p, len(times)):
      if times[right][0] > times[s][0]:
        right = s
    if p != right:
      times[p], times[right] = times[right], times[p]

def chooseTime(times):
  maxPriority = 0
  time = 0
  priority = 0
  for t in times:
    if t[1] == 'start':
      # use priority value instead of time
      priority += t[2]
    elif t[1] == 'end':
      priority -= t[2]
    if priority > maxPriority:
      maxPriority = priority
      time = t[0]
  return maxPriority, time

# run
bestTimeToPartyStart(sched2)
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