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This is the first in my series of posts
on the programming site projecteuler.net. This site
currently has a list of 391 interesting programming challenges and
mathematical puzzles. The idea is to write a computer program to
solve each problem in under an hour. Some of the puzzles can
undoubtedly be solved in under an hour including both programming and
run time. In my experience thus far, some of the problems will
require creative solutions to solve in less than a day.

I plan to first solve all these
problems in Python where possible because this is my favorite
non-graphical programming language. I then plan to port some
of my code to other languages for benchmarking purposes and just to
brush up. One of the problems I have already solved
needed to be ported to C just to solve in under a week... I don't
expect this to be a series of general interest, but if you like
python, math puzzles, or just geeky stuff in general, maybe this will
be for you.

I plan to post on one problem a day,
and I have a few week head start on solving the problems. I will
post all my code along with benchmarks for those who are interested.
All the code I write is licensed under the GPL. Here is a
link if you don't know what that is. It means you can
have, copy, keep, share, modify, sell, whatever, as long as you
redistribute the code along with the programs and pass these rights
on. Go forth and have fun with it.

I hope you enjoy my blog post series on
the Euler challenges.