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proposed algorithm and representation of an algorithm

What is the difference between an ambiguity in a proposed algorithm and an ambiguity in the representation of an algorithm? I have done some research and found out that ambiguity in the ...
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4answers
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Is there any specific reason to use “else if” clause?

We all use if ..else if.. else. But still I'm confused as to why we use else if. Where if does the same thing as else if. So why are we using else if? Any specific reasons behind this? Is there ...
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1answer
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Matrix Pattern Recognition Algorithm for a 2D space

I have a picture that I elaborate with my program to obtain a list of coordinates. There is a matrix represented in the image. In an ideal test I would get only the sixteen central points of each ...
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1answer
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Container types in Golang

For a non-OOP language like google Go, is it idiomatic to go about implementing new container types using datatypes like arrays or lists so as to implement convenient functionality like contains ...
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3answers
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How will quantum computing change programming? [closed]

How is programming a quantum algorithm different? What would a C like language look like if it was designed for qubits? Would types change?
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4answers
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Are there currently any modern, standardized, aptitude test for software engineering? [closed]

Background I am a working software engineer who is in the midst of seeking out a new contract for the next year or so. In my search, I am enduring several absurd technical interviews as indicated by ...
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Why did visual programming never take off and what future paradigms might change that? [closed]

As the number of "visual" OS's such as Android, iOS and the promised Windows 8 are becoming more popular, it does not seem to me that we programmers have new ways to code using these new technologies, ...
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3answers
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Is Google's Go a type-safe language?

this page http://golang.org/doc/go_faq.html writes: although Go has static types the language attempts to make types feel lighter weight than in typical OO languages So my question is ...
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3answers
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How do you choose a programming/data structure/algorithm book?

I really should not be mentioning the name of the book, but the first time I read it (during my under-grad days) I almost concluded that data structure was a bad course to pick. Which brings me to ...
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5answers
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Technique to Solve Hard Programming logic

I have heard about many techniques which are used by developer/software manager to solve hard programming logic or to create flow of an application and this flow will be implemented by developers to ...