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# Ruby Code Golf 3: Fibonacci Sequence

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# Ruby Code Golf 3: Fibonacci Sequence

Posted 09 May 2011 - 12:23 PM

This is a pretty straight forward problem: Create a method that returns the nth value of the Fibonacci sequence in as few characters as possible. Extra points for not repeating work (i.e. for not implementing the naive recursive solution)!

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## Re: Ruby Code Golf 3: Fibonacci Sequence

Posted 09 May 2011 - 02:08 PM

Ok, this is me having never ever used Ruby before. Take this for what it's worth:

That assumes that i is positive, and f(0) = 0, and f(1) = 1. It's the recursive solution, but like I said, first time with Ruby.

def f(i) if(i==0||i==1) return i else return f(i-1)+f(i-2) end end

That assumes that i is positive, and f(0) = 0, and f(1) = 1. It's the recursive solution, but like I said, first time with Ruby.

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## Re: Ruby Code Golf 3: Fibonacci Sequence

Posted 09 May 2011 - 03:25 PM

This assumes n is positive.

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## Re: Ruby Code Golf 3: Fibonacci Sequence

Posted 09 May 2011 - 03:39 PM

Solving the linear recurrence gives me O(1) time.

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## Re: Ruby Code Golf 3: Fibonacci Sequence

Posted 09 May 2011 - 03:53 PM

I guess the question is, which is more important? The efficiency or the pure character count?

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## Re: Ruby Code Golf 3: Fibonacci Sequence

Posted 10 May 2011 - 02:32 AM

I never used ruby before. This is the shortest I could come up with (not using recursion):

def f(n) a,b=0,1 n.times{a,b=b,a+b} a end

This post has been edited by **Nallo**: 10 May 2011 - 02:43 AM

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## Re: Ruby Code Golf 3: Fibonacci Sequence

Posted 10 May 2011 - 05:27 AM

Curtis Rutland, on 09 May 2011 - 06:53 PM, said:

I guess the question is, which is more important? The efficiency or the pure character count?

Playing with both is fine - I'd probably do two, one that emphasizes each. Also, I meant to uprep you but in my morning fail-mode I downrepped you so I'm finding two random posts to make up for it.

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## Re: Ruby Code Golf 3: Fibonacci Sequence

Posted 16 May 2011 - 01:34 PM

Based on macosxnerd101's solution.

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This post has been edited by **WaeV**: 16 May 2011 - 01:35 PM

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