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Hmmm, it appears that the new Intel Marathon has distracted people from the usual discussion of approaches. I'll get it started.

I started with the relatively straightforward approach of first determining the number of times each color occurred in the code, and then working through to find the correct color for each position. Then I tried a few approaches to optimizing that basic idea.

I also tried combining this approach with the "brute force" method for small subsets of the problem.

I wanted to try a genetic algorithm approach, but I decided that it would be better to start with something that was guaranteed to take less than 3000 guesses. Unfortunately there were enough possibilities there that I never got back to trying a GA. Did anyone else try that?
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Post your approach MightyByte Jun 14, 2006 at 1:38 PM EDT
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