According to the ANSLEAK question,
During the contest, the displayed score will account for exactly one test file from each group, i.e. your score reflects your submission’s performance on 33% (5/15) of the test files. However, if your program gets a non-AC verdict on any test file, your submission’s verdict will be non-AC. In other words, an AC verdict denotes that your program runs successfully on all the test files. After the end of the contest, your score will be changed to include the sum of your program’s scores over the remaining ten test files.
I’m curious and wanted to ask does non-AC mean the same as TLE here? I am asking because my hill climbing solution that has passed 5/15 test files in the allotted time has no points increased.
I am guessing that It got TLE while being assessed for the remaining 10/15 Cases.
Whereas the number of points that my initial mode finding approach increased a lot.
For reference after complete evaluation,
My better solution that got me 87 points during contest now gets me 31 points
The naive mode finding approach that got me 74 points during contest now gets me 78.6
If the reason why my 87 points solution didn’t increase for other test cases was TLE, may I implore the @admin to consider not putting a time constraint on presently accepted solutions.
Thanks for your precious time everyone!