I'm trying to create a new challenge type called . This is a very specific challenge that involves creating functions that try to match a given functions, but under memory constraints that make it impossible to just compute the value.

This is based on a question I made back in 2014 (when people voted to just keep it as a code challenge), but my recent Wythoff matrix question made me think about creating it again.

What do you think of this tag? Is it a good idea? Could it be something else? (I've already created a tag, and there are a few problems in the sandbox that I'd create as examples of that particular variant of a problem.)

  • So would this (in the vein of the wythoff question) be generating a heuristic function for a test battery? Or is that only one of a larger set of possible uses for the tag? – Picard Oct 13 '16 at 5:59
  • @EasterlyIrk That would be the intended gist of questions for that tag, yes. – Joe Z. Oct 13 '16 at 6:18
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    I could also use "heuristic" + "test-battery", but the tag "heuristic" doesn't exist either. – Joe Z. Oct 13 '16 at 6:18
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    Isn't test-battery already used for challenges where you can't get all test cases right but are scored by how many you get right? – Martin Ender Oct 13 '16 at 6:40
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    @MartinEnder test-battery is more generally about optimization. Most of the problems there are about minimizing a particular objective value with respect to a given input, and do require all solutions to be correct. – Joe Z. Oct 13 '16 at 6:45
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    Oh never mind, it seems like there's the classification tag for this already. – Joe Z. Oct 13 '16 at 16:45
  • Like this? – mbomb007 Oct 14 '16 at 18:07
  • @mbomb007 Yes, exactly like that one. – Joe Z. Oct 14 '16 at 21:33

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