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Relating to the use of your own code in the competition, are we allowed to use pre-built modules. For example, for a python program, the use of the “wordninja” module (used for splitting a block of text into as many words as possible)? I assume basic modules (unlike a “ceaser cipher auto-decrypt” module) are ok?

[That is certainly in the spirit of the rules. We do ask the top codebreakers to provide us with the code they wrote to crack the challenges, if any, and take account of originality and quality of that code, so over-reliance on pre-written modules can have an effect on final rankings, but we don’t expect people to be writing their own compilers, so there has to be a grey area! Harry]

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