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Tech Snippets

Making an AI powered Linux Shell with OpenAI’s GPT3
 A hilarious video on using GPT3 to create a program that can take in natural language commands and turn them into shell commands.
 Example  find all files ending in .log in /var/log turns into find /var/log name “*.log”
 Here’s the blog post.

Internet Search Tips
 If you haven’t heard of Gwern’s blog, you’re seriously missing out. It’s some of the best content on the web.
 Being good at using Google (or whatever search engine you prefer) is obviously an incredibly important skill for a programmer.
 Gwern goes through some great tips on how you craft better search engine queries.
Interview Question
You are given n nonnegative integers that represent the height of an elevationmap. The width of each bar in the map is 1.
Compute how much water would be trapped in the elevation map after a rainstorm.
Example
Input: [0,1,0,2,1,0,1,3,2,1,2,1]
Output: 6
Explanation: The above elevation map (black section) is represented by array [0,1,0,2,1,0,1,3,2,1,2,1]. In this case, 6 units of rain water (blue section) are being trapped.
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Previous Solution
As a refresher, here’s the last question
You are given an array with all the numbers from 1 to N appearing exactly once, except for one number that is missing.
How can you find the missing number in O(n) time and O(1) space?
What if there are two numbers missing?
Solution
Let’s start with just one number missing.
We can solve this by doing some sort of computation with the values in the given array.
Then, we can do that same computation on the values for all the numbers from 1 to N.
After, we can compare the results from both computations and use that to figure out which number is missing.
The result of the computation must uniquely correspond to the specific numbers used.
One computation we could do is just take the sum of all the numbers.
We take the sum of all the numbers in the array we’re given.
Then, we take the sum of all the numbers from 1 to N.
We subtract the second sum minus the first sum and that’ll give us the missing number.
We can do this in O(N) time and using constant space.
Now, what if two numbers are missing?
Let’s say the two missing numbers are represented by n1 and n2.
If we repeat the process we did with sums, then we’ll know what the sum of n1 + n2 is.
Unfortunately, that isn’t enough information to figure out exactly what n1 and n2 are.
But, we could incorporate another computation that gives us more information about n1 and n2.
We could use multiplication.
We multiply all the numbers in the array we’re given and find the total product.
Then, we multiply all the numbers from 1 to N and find that total product.
Then, we divide the second product by the first product and that will give us n1 * n2.
Now, we use some algebra (with n1 * n2 and n1 + n2) to create a quadratic equation that will give us the value of n1 and n2.
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