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Implement a ROT13 cipher

Replace each character in string s1 with the character that is shifted 13 positions from it (wrap back to the beginning if neces...

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Read a column of numbers and interpolate missing data

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Find the peak 3n+1 sequence value

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Test for balanced parentheses

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Find common elements in matrix rows

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Maximum running product for a string of numbers

Given a string s representing a list of numbers, find the five consecutive numbers that multiply to form the largest number. Spe...

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Duplicates

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Add all the integers from 1 to n in which the digit m does not appear. m will always be a single digit integer from 0 to 9. no...

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Remove all the words that end with "ain"

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Summing Digits within Text

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Make a Palindrome Number

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Trimming Spaces

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Find the two most distant points

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Return a list sorted by number of occurrences

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Reverse Run-Length Encoder

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Given a positive integer find whether it is a balanced number. For a balanced number the sum of first half of digits is equal to...

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Replace NaNs with the number that appears to its left in the row.

Replace NaNs with the number that appears to its left in the row. If there are more than one consecutive NaNs, they should all ...

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Which doors are open?

There are n doors in an alley. Initially they are all shut. You have been tasked to go down the alley n times, and open/shut the...

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Counting Money

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