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Problem set

Here are few points to help contestants get ready for the contest:
  1. The best thing you can do to get ready for the contest is practice solving problems as much as possible. An excellent site for past acm/icpc problems is this site.
  2. University of Valladolid has a contest site with an enormous problems archive. You can even send your answers to the online Judge. Follow this link.
  3. Here's also a link to previous Arab and North Africa Regional Contest problems for the years 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
  4. A goodtext book is Programming Challenges: The Programming Contest Training Manual. The book has its own online judging system. Click here to go there.
Previous NPC problem sets:
The Contest Environment
  1. The contest operating system environment is Microsoft Windows XP Professional (SP2 plus any additional patches available two weeks before the contest.)
  2. The programming languages will be C, C++, and JAVA.
  3. For judging and clarifications, we'll be using PC^2 , Version 8.7 or later. For the PC^2 user manual, Click here for PDF version or herefor html version.
  4. For development in the contest, we will provide the gcc compiler, g++ and gdb debugger from the MinGW environment, and javac and java from the Java Development Kit Standard Edition Version 5.0 or later.

We will provide the following IDEs:

    1. Eclipse 3.2.1 or later
    2. Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 (VC6)
    3. NetBeans 6.1 or later
    4. Code::Blocks 8.02 with GCC and GDB debugger from MinGW
    5. Contestants who choose to use these IDEs must be aware, however, that submitted code MUST compile correctly with gcc or with javac!