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03/12/22: Live Coding: Making a Wordle Scraper and Solver with Jacob Denbeaux

Boston Computation Club

March 12, 2022

63 minutes

Jacob is a mathematician, computer scientist, and notably, co-organizer of the Boston Computation Club.  Today he joined us to give an interactive lesson on web-scraping, with Worlde-solving as a motivating case study.  This was a fun exercise and one we will almost certainly follow up on in the future.  We worked through parsing the ... DOM?  Is that the right word?  IDK.  And then entering text.  And then actually utilizing the feedback offered by the game to start interactively solving the puzzle.  We concluded with a brief conversation about the complexity of handling the clues in the context of words that have more than one of a given letter.

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