I am new to programming.
I really don’t understand how the points are awarded in the questions which have points(eg NOPC9 string encryption),my execution time was 0.00 sec yet I was awarded 0.5 points. What does the chef look for while awarding the point,in the code?
PS: I searched for it in the site but couldn’t find it.
@coda : The points are not awarded on the basis of execution time / memory consumed . For every challenge problem there is a different marking scheme which is mentioned with the problem statement . You score is the ratio of your score with the score of best submitted solution till that time . The score is dynamic , so if someone submits a solution with a score better than the current best , then the new person gets score of 1.0 and everyone else’s ratio if recalculated .
I was not able to find the NOPC9 string encryption problem , please tell the exact problem code .
the NOPC9 problem is in the peer section, but points are rewarded as it was in the challenge one. probably a simple little mistake. nothing to really worry about, considering the fact that you have clearly explained to @coda the way points are rewarded for this kind of problems.