Advent of Code 2021 - Day 1

It’s that time of year again! Just like last year, I’ll be posting my solutions to the Advent of Code puzzles. This year, I’ll be solving the puzzles in Julia. I’ll post my solutions and code to GitHub as well. I had a blast with AoC last year, first in R, then as a set of exercises for learning Rust, so I’m really excited to see what this year’s puzzles will bring.

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Longest Increasing Subsequence

Photo by Allan Mas from Pexels The Problem Recently, I was posed the “Longest Increasing Subsequence” problem in the CodeConnector community on Slack. It’s one of those coding questions that shows up in some form or another on a lot of coding puzzle/interview prep sites. If you haven’t seen it before (like I hadn’t), the problem statement is as follows (this description comes from LeetCode): Given an integer array nums, return the length of the longest strictly increasing subsequence.

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