This scoring method leads to horrible coding. This is teaching horrible coding. No actual code should ever use ans.
Second thought: I believe this algorithm is not bullet-proof. what if a = [4,6,12,18]?
I am passing all test suit case in MATLAB 207b but I am getting this message:
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Based on Gangyi's solution (Solution 57169). (And with thanks to Alfonso for directing my attention towards it. :-)
Flawed solution; it fails when (for example) a = [2 10 20 30] .
This solution just confirms my belief that the code size measure needs to count code executed within a regexp.
This Solution is a little difficult to obtain,but seems like an approach.
This iterationg is good indeed.
good trick
Yes, the size matters for this scoring, but using m(a)=0 makes for a grossly large vector. I'm not a big fan of this type of solution, which seems to make up the shortest solutions.
If you do not care about Cody-'size' solution 66088 implements the same algorithm more efficiently (using sparse vectors instead of a 'grossly large' matrix)...
my personal favourite nevertheless is Gangyi's 57169 solution, which seems to run typically twice as fast a my version...
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