Hard Live

The Data Scientist

70 points

15 Solves

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ebouteillon

Community Rating: 5.00 / 5

My friend is a data-scientist and he spends his days using Excel or cool python libraries like numpy, pandas, or opencv. But this morning he was feeling grumpy and hid my flag in a CSV.

The only thing he told me is that the real hint will be given when you find what the columns mean.

First 10 Solvers

Rank Username
1 ebouteillon
2 Noxtal
3 Caillou
4 Andreyman76
5 Jagogo
Rank Username
6 eerio
7 tenchijin
8 Programmer14PL
9 shikame
10 neo_0815

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    Approved! I like the challenge a lot, thanks for another good one!

  • ebouteillon

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  • Noxtal

    Excellent challenge ebouteillon! I loved it!

  • Caillou

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    • ebouteillon

      Hi Caillou. To get the hint, there is no need of machine learning or computer vision algorithms. Read carefully what my friend said.

      • Caillou

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        • MrHappy

          I solved 90 percent struck a single place and clues available Kick#0389

          • MrHappy

            any clues sorry i couldn't able to edit

            • Caillou

              As ebouteillon said, read carrefuly what his friend said. and then, simply apply the real hint :)

              • MrHappy

                I applied But still stuck at a place can i reveal some items that i did in protect

                • Caillou

                  Protected answers dont reveal anything important. You really need focus on this hint: "the real hint will be given when you find what the columns mean." All is there :)

                  • MrHappy

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                    • ebouteillon

                      You somehow found partially the second part of the challenge. The hint will explain you how to get correctly this second part. Concentrate on finding what the columns mean 😁

                • ebouteillon

                  Hi, you can share thing with protected comments, only admins and users that have solved the challenge can see them.

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    • ebouteillon

      Hi, great you found the hint! It can be solve with many tools. You could do what it says to Excel cells and see what you get.