[Challenge]What Am I?

Explain my methods according to the diagram

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[Challenge]What Am I?

Posted 21 December 2009 - 05:59 PM

I am here to pose you a challenge. I was tasked with depicting what my software development lecturer said they couldn't imagine. I have drawn it and believe it works effectvely as a way to describe this certain 'object'.

Giving you just the image (which was completely of my own method and division without any books or internet access, although it does strongly resemble a probability tree) can anybody discover two different aspects of it:

1) What is it representing -- an array Array(0,1,1)
2) How it does it

The 'object' (hereafter referred to as 'x') is part of programming and can be used from text based programming to full 3d and OS programming, and in fact it's one of the most useful storage mediums we have. That is the hint and this is the image Posted Image.

You may discuss with others and post answers to only one of the two aspects or both. Any questions post them below.

Just remember this is just for fun! The answer may prove trivial but the fun is in finding out. good luck ;)

This post has been edited by jhouns: 22 December 2009 - 12:49 PM


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Posted 21 December 2009 - 06:19 PM

A strange game of Dots & Boxes
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Posted 21 December 2009 - 06:20 PM

View PostAdamSpeight2008, on 21 Dec, 2009 - 05:19 PM, said:

A strange game of Dots & Boxes

OH DAMN so close xD genius idea though i actually didn't expect that. If only dots and boxes was part of programming languages :P what a world that would be :)
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Posted 21 December 2009 - 06:25 PM

Class structure, like superclass and subclasses...
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Posted 21 December 2009 - 06:30 PM

That's actually a very good answer and does fit very nicely, but it is a bit ambiguous i might upload a better image :) but not the right answer. good try though
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Posted 21 December 2009 - 06:33 PM

either a linked list or a random access file.
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Posted 21 December 2009 - 06:36 PM

Not quite and don't take the term 'object' in the first post too literally. Your also thinking too complex. It's quite low level and can represent any amount of any one x.
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Posted 21 December 2009 - 11:00 PM

If you flip it around it's kinda like a neural net.

However, I'm gonna be a party pooper here and say that if we have to play guessing games with your diagram, then perhaps it's not conveying enough information as a diagram? If your co-worker had to make heads or tails of that thing without being able to talk to you, is that considered acceptable?

Now, again if it were flipped around, it could also be a logic gate I suppose.

Other than that, I don't know.
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Posted 21 December 2009 - 11:05 PM

Ok, now that you got a better picture, I would say...a binary tree!
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Posted 21 December 2009 - 11:25 PM

Tip your head to the left...

It's a giraffe with no head or tail! (obviously :rolleyes: )
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Posted 22 December 2009 - 12:08 AM

It's a huffman tree.

you did it wrong. the numbers should be, from the top down, "10, 11, 00, 01".

edit: damnit, 11, 10, 01, 00.

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 06:48 AM

don't worry about it too much, it was mainly to see if anybody else saw it and thought the same way i did and seeing as i really can't do diagrams well and it's only a bit of fun the answer will be coming up soon-ish cuz this was a phail of a challenge xD

EDIT: i phail i know that so one of the answers is that this is an Array. more specifically its a three thimensional array. Array(0,1,1). Now anyone who can explain it to me is like god >.< :P

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 07:04 AM

View Postjhouns, on 22 Dec, 2009 - 12:48 PM, said:

don't worry about it too much, it was mainly to see if anybody else saw it


OliveOyl is right, it's definitely a giraffe. And putting it sideways and chopping its head off is unethical treatment of giraffes.
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Posted 22 December 2009 - 08:07 AM

Alright its not a giraffe xD but hahahaha i actually rofl'd and thats why i love dream in code >.<
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Posted 22 December 2009 - 10:59 AM

I see a 2-to-4 decoder.


EDIT:

I'm guessing the array works like this.
0 - 0 - 0 = 000
|....|
|....1 = 001
|
1 - 0 = 010
|
1 = 011

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