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Forum Challange: Aplhabetical Order: 7/18/2015 01:48:04

Benjamin628
Level 59
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Order this list in alphabetical order. (I understand the title is spelled wrong).

Rules:

- No troll moves
- No Double posting, one post per 6 hours.
- You may only swap two letters (Put a * by the most recent two changes)
- Use [*code] and [*/code] brackets

Here is an example:

c
a
b

Move 1:

c
b*
a*

Move 2 (Solution):

a*
b
c*

Ok here we go with a randomized list:

```s
u
n
l
g
f
b
x
v
z
q
y
c
d
h
w
o
p
j
t
a
r
e
k
i
m```

Edited 7/18/2015 14:46:16
Forum Challange: Aplhabetical Order: 7/18/2015 01:49:30

Benjamin628
Level 59
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Move 1:

```a*
u
n
l
g
f
b
x
v
z
q
y
c
d
h
w
o
p
j
t
s*
r
e
k
i
m
```
Forum Challange: Aplhabetical Order: 7/18/2015 01:50:30

Thomas 633
Level 56
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s
u
n
l
g
f
b
x
v
z
q
y
c
d
h
w
o
j*
p*
t
a
r
e
k
i
m
Forum Challange: Aplhabetical Order: 7/18/2015 01:59:14

Benjamin628
Level 59
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Thomas, I hope you realized that move that absolutely nothing...

also, you forgot to have the a-s switch.
Forum Challange: Aplhabetical Order: 7/18/2015 02:16:03

The Count
Level 15
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Move 3:

```a
b
n
l
g
f
u
x
v
z
q
y
c
d
h
w
o
j
p
t
s
r
e
k
i
m```
Forum Challange: Aplhabetical Order: 7/18/2015 02:35:07

knyte
Level 58
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This might help: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorting_algorithm

Ben, since you asked earlier for a quick CS task so you could learn Python: automate this alphabet game and have it show an animation on Tkinter that depicts the most efficient way to alphabetically sort some letter soup you feed it based on whichever sorting algorithm you (or the user) picks. Maybe start with just selection sort. And of course, maintain the same rules as this game- so for selection sort you have to move the selected element one position at a time and count each such shift as 1 move.

And maybe for fun you can compare the final # of moves on this thread to the moves taken by particular sorting algorithm, and compare the efficiency of ForumSort to other sorting algorithms. :D
Forum Challange: Aplhabetical Order: 7/18/2015 02:46:16

Benjamin628
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@knyte, seems easier than the Elo task of top 50 on the ladder overdog/underdog win % whatever. I had the most trouble with getting rid of the HTML code.

I saw that link on a lesson on 15-112. I would have to learn a few things like randomization of the letters (math.random is what it is in javascript, or I could just input them in the order).
Forum Challange: Aplhabetical Order: 7/18/2015 03:20:11

AWESOMEGUY
Level 63
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```f
o
r
u
m
c
h
a
l
l
e
n
g
e
:
a
l*
p*
h
a
b
e
t
i
c
a
l
o
r
d
e
r```

Forum Challange: Aplhabetical Order: 7/18/2015 07:13:47

Benjamin628
Level 59
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AWESOMETROLL pls

Move 4:

a
b
c*
l
g
f
u
x
v
z
q
y
n*
d
h
w
o
j
p
t
s
r
e
k
i
m
Forum Challange: Aplhabetical Order: 7/18/2015 07:47:29

knyte
Level 58
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@Ben (sorry to derail this again): Python has the random library. random.random() is going to give you a value between 0 and 1 (I think the 0 is exclusive, the 1 inclusive, but it could be the other way around). I think the library also has a random sort function, but if not you could just add that to the task >_<.
Forum Challange: Aplhabetical Order: 7/18/2015 09:50:59

OxTheAutist
Level 58
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Move 5:

a
b
c
d*
g
f
u
x
v
z
q
y
n
l*
h
w
o
j
p
t
s
r
e
k
i
m
Forum Challange: Aplhabetical Order: 7/18/2015 14:42:44

Benjamin628
Level 59
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@knyte I was just messing around with it and I made a random number 1-5 but it was really inefficient, So I thought of something that would print a random number 1-100

```import random
randomVar = round(random.random() * 100)
print randomVar
```

Move 6:

```a
b
c
d
e*
f
u
x
v
z
q
y
n
l
h
w
o
j
p
t
s
r
g*
k
i
m```

Edited 7/18/2015 14:52:09
Forum Challange: Aplhabetical Order: 7/20/2015 01:28:54

Benjamin628
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Currently not working, I will update it when it is :)

```#Create border and import Tkinter
from Tkinter import *
root = Tk()
canvas = Canvas(root, width=600, height=300)
canvas.pack()
canvas.create_rectangle(0,0,600,300,fill="red")
canvas.create_rectangle(25,25,575,275,fill="black")
#Import random and randomize alphabet
import random
a = [65,66,67,68,69,70,71,72,73,74,75,76,77,78,79,80,81,82,83,84,85,86,87,89,90,91]
random.shuffle(a)
#Selection Sort alg
def selectionSort(a):
n = len(a)
moves = 0
for startIndex in xrange(n):
minIndex = startIndex
for i in xrange(startIndex, n):
if (a[*i] < a[minIndex]):
minIndex = i
#Logging it to Tkinter
a[startIndex], a[minIndex] = a[minIndex], a[startIndex]
b = [chr(x) for x in a]
canvas.create_text(100,150,text=b,fill="white",font="Helvetica 18 bold")
canvas.create_text(225,150,text="Moves:" + " " + str(moves + 1),font="Helvetica 18 bold")
moves += 1
selectionSort(a)
root.mainloop()```

Edited 7/20/2015 01:29:39
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