PyHawaii puzzle 20170102

The linked file (1138090f) is based on an Official Scrabble Word list. NOTE: while it is labeled as a .doc file, it is really a .txt file, so you don’t need any special libraries to open it/read it***.

Sort the words in the file by length (NOTE: it is important that you perform a stable sort, i.e. in considering the following words: ‘can’, ‘cart’, ‘cat’, ‘dog’, ‘door’… when sorted by length, the items with the same length should still retain their original relative order, as follows… ‘can’, ‘cat’, ‘dog’, ‘cart’, ‘door’)

Once you have sorted the list by length, find the words with the following indexes…

22615, 10582, 353, 1660, 43880
The words will reveal the secret phrase.

The backstory:

The attached file is part of the Moby Project which collected a wide variety of word lists. The scrabble dictionary above comes from the following compressed archive: mwords.tar.Z [4.0MB]

Notes:

*** wordpress has annoying restrictions on what can be uploaded. apparently .txt files are verboten, but .doc files are not. = /

Want more puzzles?

See this page for links to more puzzles…

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PyNow! PyHawaii’s first one-day Python Conference

PyNow Call for papers is now open:

PyNow! the first ever Python Conference in Hawaii is looking for speakers, like you! to give talks on the following, sign up here!

  • Best Practices & patterns
  • Community
  • Databases
  • Data Science / Data Analysis
  • Education
  • Embedded Systems
  • Gaming
  • Python Core (language, standard library, etc)
  • Python Internals
  • Python Libraries
  • Security
  • Systems Administration
  • Testing
  • Web Frameworks

This event is being sponsored by

pyhawaii_200x200 PyHawaii (see PyHawaii’s meetup site!)
PCATT_Logo_Colored_consortium PCATT Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training
uhhcc University of Hawaii Honolulu Community Colleges
BAH 100TH LOGO_black_red_tagline.jpg  Booz Allen Hamilton
logos.3.600.wide The Dark Art of Coding

– Chalmer

 

Things are happening at PyHawaii: more meetups.

PyHawaii, your local Python User Group in Hawaii, is initiating two efforts:

0) a weekly series of unstructured meetups (starting on July 22nd).

1) a monthly series of larger, social structured meetups (starting on July 24th).

Visit our meetup site for details on the when and where. Can’t wait to see you there!

Interested in being even more involved with the Pacific’s Premier Python User Group?

Join our pyhawaii.slack.com community, where you can chat, share resources, ask questions and more: email us for an invite at chalmer@pyhawaii.com.

– Chalmer

 

Congrats to PyHawaii for last month’s Meetup… More successful than we dared hope…

Dark Art of Coding is a founding sponsor for PyHawaii and we want to congratulate them on their first event – a huge success!

They had 38 attendees from across the Island engaged in three primary activities:
* Padawan Track – Dark Art of Coding led the training for absolute beginners using hands-on learning opportunities.
* Puzzles – they offered up a set of easy, medium and hard puzzles to test your coding skills (designed predominantly by Dark Ark with some help from our friends: special shout out James M!)
* Misc Fun – they also had plenty of time to hang out and enjoy each other’s company

– Chalmer

Welcome to PyHawaii’s Inaugural Meeting

Our Agenda for the Day
* Introductions
* First look at PyHawaii goals, future agendas
* Puzzles: a puzzle solving session (work together/separately to tackle a wide variety of puzzles for fame and glory)
* TechTalk: see a demo on tablib, a @kennethreitz’s library for handling tabular datasets
* Padawan Track: new to programming/Python? we’ll get you started with a one-hour lesson on Python Basics for complete newbies.

Have ideas about PyHawaii or future renditions of it that you would like us to consider? Let us know! Add them to our google doc.

Want to do the puzzles? Dive in right here!

Enjoy your time here, with us. If you have any questions, ask! We are here to help.

Also! Welcome to our friends in the HIPUG Meetup group! and at HiCapacity!

Stay in touch:
Twitter: @py_hawaii
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pyhawaii

Have something you would like to share more privately? Reach out to the organizers at:
pyhawaii@googlegroups.com OR Let us now if you want to be in the conversation via Slack!

PyHawaii Python Programming Meetup is ON!

Dark Art of Coding is a founding sponsor for PyHawaii and is proud to announce the first PyHawaii event.

June 13th at Aiea Library @ 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
The agenda includes:

* Introductions
* First look at PyHawaii goals, future agendas
* Puzzles: a puzzle solving session (work together/separately to tackle a wide variety of puzzles for fame and glory)
* TechTalk: see a demo on tablib, a @kennethreitz’s library for handling tabular datasets
* Padawan Track: new to programming/Python? we’ll get you started with a one-hour lesson on Python Basics for complete newbies.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pyhawaii-python-meetup-tickets-17199892341

https://www.facebook.com/events/1678208732399031/

Hope to see you there!

PyHawaii – Awesome Python Meetups, coming soon!

The Dark Art of Coding is proud to be associated with the core organizers of what promises to be an awesome series of meetups here on the Island:

PyHawaii is coming soon. We are diving headfirst into the arrangement and setup of our first Python Meetup. Can’t wait.

Still hunting for the right venue. Time and date to be announced, but it is likely to be May 21st.

To stay connected, follow/like these sources:
https://www.facebook.com/pyhawaii

@py_hawaii