LCC and MOOSE End of Year Recap
The school year has finally ended, and with it, another season of LCC and MOOSE competitions. LCC, hosted for students from Mackenzie, has brought together approximately 70 Mackenzie students each month for the past 5 years — and students outside of Mackenzie can join in on the fun with the MOOSE contest, which offers the LCC problem sets on the MCPT website. All contests were hosted virtually.
This year offered 10 LCC and MOOSE contests combined from December 2020 to April 2021, with 221 212 lines of code submitted over 650 hours by 111 participating teams. There were a total of 491 correct submissions, each having an average of 8 other submissions. This led to a total of 4 396 submissions throughout the contests, with most of the MOOSE submissions being made between 2:00PM-6:00PM. Most correct solutions were coded in C++, with an AC rate of 16% - but only 2% higher than Java and Python! Java, however, ran into the most MLEs (memory limit exceeded) and TLEs (time limit exceeded) while Python had the highest rates of CEs (compile error) and ABs (aborted).
Though this year was particularly difficult, MCPT pulled through with a thriving community and great memories to look back on — thanks to you. We truly appreciate each and every one of you all for your support throughout the past few months. You took the time to participate in our competitions, and you are the reason MCPT can continue to inspire, teach, and encourage students across the TDSB. We hope that you'll continue to support us in the upcoming years — but until then, enjoy the summer break and keep coding!