- 19 Feb '10 09:07

You're right. No uniqueness. Just an algorithm.*Originally posted by geepamoogle***I think the problem is to discover the algorithm being used to convert a name to a number. It would be unwise to presume uniqueness of any person's personal number.**

Your personal number, by the way, is 2.

To show that you know the algoritm, just give me another ones personal number. - 19 Feb '10 20:35

The problem is Fabian is that the algorithm will not be unique! You need to specify additional rules. for instance:*Originally posted by FabianFnas***You're right. No uniqueness. Just an algorithm.**

Your personal number, by the way, is 2.

To show that you know the algoritm, just give me another ones personal number.

Algorithm is: F=5 , a=1, t=3, p=1 all other letters = 0

That works for your 3 examples!

There will be an infinite number of solutions no matter how many examples you give. - 19 Feb '10 21:20 / 1 edit

Nowakowski would be 1*Originally posted by wolfgang59***The problem is Fabian is that the algorithm will not be unique! You need to specify additional rules. for instance:**

Algorithm is: F=5 , a=1, t=3, p=1 all other letters = 0

That works for your 3 examples!

There will be an infinite number of solutions no matter how many examples you give.

Adorea would be the same; 1 - 22 Feb '10 14:23Algorithms is it.

I keep forgetting that just because this is a chess site the problems do

not have to have a chess answer.

You see I tjhought Wyerstrass's 4 was the number of letters in the name

of the first person he played here on Aug 07 2004 - ddoc.

But FF's first game did not match 13.

So I was looking at dates of joining here. first games, first drawn games.

etc etc.

So now I'm told it's something to with that but it's an algorithm.

Can I be next named to have a clue.

Because I do not have a clue what an algorithm is. - 22 Feb '10 22:12

An algorithm is a mathematical formula. For example, if I used the algorithm that an initial is replaced by the number that describes it's places in the alphabet and then multiplied them, my initials would be*Originally posted by greenpawn34***Algorithms is it.**

I keep forgetting that just because this is a chess site the problems do

not have to have a chess answer.

You see I tjhought Wyerstrass's 4 was the number of letters in the name

of the first person he played here on Aug 07 2004 - ddoc.

But FF's first game did not match 13.

So I was looking at dates of joining here. first g ...[text shortened]...

Can I be next named to have a clue.

Because I do not have a clue what an algorithm is.

ATY = 1 x 20 x 25 = 500

By that algorithm, my personal number would be 500.