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What would be the preferred way to show data in spreadsheet cells?

Which would be the preferred format for answers involving data in spreadsheets, a table or a picture? Below is an example based on one of my answers. Table A B 1 8 10 2 3 4 10 4 5 2 22 6 7 1 ...
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What do we want?

The Community VP has asked what our community needs. I speculate that a lot of people here would tend towards the same kind of answer to that. Feel free to answer this post with suggestions to how we ...
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Nose Poker API sandbox

This is a test-ground for an upcoming challenge which will query it's answers from Stack Exchange using the API. Please do not post answers to this question. Result snippet: ...
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Why does Community have an answer here?

Community looks to be very buggy today. However, this appears to be specific to this site - I've been unable to repro this on other sites or their metas. It appears as though Community has an answer ...
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What to do with the [average] tag?

average is a tag applied to 3 questions. It currently has no tag wiki, and the tag excerpt reads This challenge is related to average or arithmetic mean. Currently, this is a very specific tag which ...
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Language of the Month for July 2021: ARM

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout July 2021, our Language of the Month will be: ARM What's a ...
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Stack Exchange API Sandbox (dwarf edition) [closed]

Testing ground for the answer importer on this proposed challenge (dwarf edition) https://codegolf.meta.stackexchange.com/a/23556/16824 Please do not answer this question! I am using this question as ...
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What's your favorite code golf video? [closed]

Do you have a favorite code-golf video? Maybe someone golfing before it was cool? Or because it was a way to solve a problem?
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CGCC Blog #1: Are golfing languages good or bad for the site?

Welcome to the first CGCC Blog post! After 7 years, and three attempts, we've finally started a site blog, for posts and topics that the community here on CGCC is likely to find interesting. If you'd ...
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Please don't lock the Community Ads after August 2nd

This may be more on topic for MSE, I might move it there if so. For now, I believe this is directly applicable to us The Community Ads for 2021 post was posted earlier today, in a trial run of the new ...
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Community Ads for 2021

We're almost halfway through 2021, and in case you missed it, Community Promotion Ads are gonna be a bit different this time! TL;DR: submit and vote for ad proposals before August 2nd! What are ...
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Online tool to determine number of bytes for UTF-8 characters?

Is there an online tool that will tell me the number of bytes in a UTF-8 character? Or, if not, how do I determine this? I'm currently trying to determine the number of the bytes for the left and ...
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Should new challenges on Codidact be posted into The Nineteenth Byte?

Codidact is a related network of sites to Stack Exchange, created in the aftermath of behaviour by Stack Exchange in late 2019, in an effort to create a better Q&A network. One of the sites in ...
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Issues with Sandbox Clutter

The Sandbox for Proposed Challenges is a great way for people to get feedback on challenges and make sure they are not duplicates, are clear, and are ready for posting before they post it to the main ...
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Can I license my controller for a KotH under the GNU GPL v3?

I've just finished making a controller for a KotH challenge, and I wanted to know: Can I use it for the KotH and license it under the GNU GPL v3, or does it have to be licensed with the MIT License to ...
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New First-Time Asker Dialog

This revision has been submitted to the devs to push the change, so unless there are any critical issues, this is the final version and I will not be modifying it anymore. (I have cut down the post ...
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Challenges with an oracle

There are many ideas of code-golf challenges out there that are abandoned because a part of them are just too hard to implement with a reasonable amount of effort. For instance, requiring to parse ...
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Is it acceptable to use an external API doc in a challenge?

So, I'm working on an environment for an upcoming challenge, and I've written a fairly extensive API document for entries to interact with the game. I'm thinking at this stage that the API doc itself ...
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Conclusive opinion on having a Hello, World! feed

This question asks about the possibility of adding a feed to The Nineteenth Byte that posts new answers to the Hello, World! thread - a typical place for people to first introduce their new ...
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Why is meta full of old questions / why did my question get a trivial edit?

EDIT - this just happened again recently, so read it again if you're confused. This isn't a question, it's just an update to let people know what happened. You may have noticed the meta is suddenly ...
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Can we have a separate tag for combinatory logic?

Background information: Combinatory logic on Wikipedia Basically it is a model of computation closely related to lambda calculus, but using a fixed set of combinators instead of lambda abstraction. ...
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Is it a [question] or a [challenge]?

Both of these tags are active on Meta: challenges and questions One has 17 questions, the other 44. One has no tag wiki, the other does. They both, more or less, ask about questions on the main site. ...
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Quine in Pxem, a language whose program is represented as a pair of strings. Is outputting the filename a quine?

My quine in Pxem was criticised as not being a quine, as they output their filenames, not the content of those files. A Pxem program is represented as a pair of a filename and content of file. So far ...
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Language of the Month for June 2021: Red

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout June 2021, our Language of the Month will be: Red What's a ...
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Should I prevent users of a specific browser doing my challenge?

I'm currently working on a challenge which involves writing JavaScript players for a board game. I've also recently discovered private fields in JavaScript (a recent addition), which I thought would ...
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What are the winning criteria I can use for my challenge?

I'm writing a challenge, and I'm not sure what possible winning criteria exist. I know about code-golf, but what else is there to use, and how do I score answers with those criteria? Every single ...
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Efficiency vs Length [duplicate]

Is there any winning criteria on the site which prioritises faster code instead of shorter code? My curiosity comes from questioning if size is better than efficiency or vice-versa. I know that using ...
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Should we replace The Nineteenth Byte's feeds?

The Nineteenth Byte, our main chat room, has some feeds. These post new challenges, meta questions, sandboxes posts, and some other assorted things. Unfortunately, they're kinda slow. New Main Posts ...
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Need help with code golf [duplicate]

What in the world is code golf and how is it important to me? I have already looked in the tour.
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Should “import” statement be included in byte count if I'm not using it directly [duplicate]

Related: On scoring imported functions I knew that if I want to use some imported functions, I had to include "import" statement in the byte count. For example, I want to find out the most ...
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Introducing Generic Review Tool

Generic Review Tool is a small script designed to detect review tasks on CGCC, and open them in a new tab. It is similar in function to Review Stalker Reloaded, probably the most widely used script ...
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Tag proposal: [minecraft]

I'm proposing we create a minecraft tag for challenges relating to the game Minecraft. There are currently 15 applicable questions: this, this, and this just to name a few.
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Closing as unclear to give way to another post?

This is closed as unclear by 5 users given no comment reason. In sandbox there's also no more discussion but IO format. The only possiblility I see is to give way another question. Either because hate ...
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Correct flag usage on invalid submissions

Recently, a couple of invalid answers have been flagged as NAA. This is somewhat of a duplicate of this answer on our policy, but I want to mention this because it's important that everyone is using ...
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Should we merge the voting tags?

We currently have four tags about up/down-voting: down-votes up-votes voting votes There's an argument to be made for keeping down-votes separate since there's a bit of stuff about downvoting ...
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Custom Fonts User Script: Revert or Improve the Font Updates

Recently, Stack Exchange decided to switch to system fonts. For those of you who prefered the old appearance, or would like a different font to appear in code blocks or across the site as a whole, ...
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How can fastest code submissions be judged if the challenge author is gone?

Usually fastest code challenges have the challenge author time the results on his/her machine. For old questions for which the challenge author may not be active any more (ex. those by user Lembik), ...
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Introducing Biweekly Mini Golf!

In order to grow our community and its chat room, The Nineteenth Byte, we decided here to start a new monthly biweekly chat event: Biweekly Mini Golf! During this event, a number of previously drafted ...
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Tag Proposal: [asymmetric]

I've cooked up a few king-of-the-hill challenges, mostly in the sandbox, and a few of them are asymmetric in nature. They're not really cops-and-robbers because it's not really about cracking a code, ...
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Is returning a longer array allowed?

There exist some questions that it's easier to output an array longer than intended to output, and it costs to slice. Longer array behave like small ones as long as you don't access its length or out-...
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Are random submissions with drastically different results each time allowed in KoTH challenges?

I posted a King of the Hill challenge recently, but I'm not sure if this answer is in the spirit of KoTH challenges. It chooses a random number at the start of the challenge and repeats that number ...
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Language of the Month for May 2021: Vyxal

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout May 2021, our Language of the Month will be: Vyxal What's ...
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Should the Language of the Month post be an “Upcoming event”?

Some sites on the network have an additional sidebar box for "Upcoming Events", which is separate from both the "Featured on Meta" and "Host Meta Posts" boxes: ...
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Can we assume computer be fast enough?

Consider such a question Take a program P and an integer n, check whether P halts. You may ...
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Introducing The Guild of Reviewers - Better Sandbox Feedback

(Thanks to Redwolf Programs for the name!) In a recent discussion about the info box and linking to the Sandbox for new users to use it before attempting to post their first challenge, we noted that ...
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Tour page summary - we're not a Q&A site

Here's what our Tour page says right now: Code Golf Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for programming puzzle enthusiasts and code golfers. It's built and run by you as part of the Stack ...
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An update to our info box

EDIT This is now status-review status-planned status-completed! Thanks to SE for making this happen pretty quickly :) In case anyone hasn't noticed, we have an info box in the top right corner above ...
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Welcome The Nineteenth Byte's newest room owners!

The votes are in, and the following four members of our community have been elected as room owners of CGCC's main chat room, The Nineteenth Byte. They have been instated effective immediately. ...
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Cleaning up the vague [function] tag

function is, in my opinion, an incredibly vague tag, that overlaps significantly with functional-programming. The tag wiki of function only has an excerpt that reads For challenges that ask for a ...
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Removing unnecessary bounty templates - final consensus

EDIT - seems like this change is a bit harder than I initially thought. I'll still collect ideas and we might look to get this changed in the future, but it's not a high priority. This is now at +7/0 ...

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