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Algorithm Design - Meal Plan Generator

I need a meal plan tool which generates a meal plan based on an inputed calorie amount and number of meals.

Basically, I need an algorithm which solves a problem with multiple constraints. The tool randomly pulls food items from a database and modifies their amount in order to satisfy both a calorie requirement as well as a "macro" requirement. The "macro" is the percentage of protein, carbs, and fats in the total meal. The database has item names, protein, carb, and fat amounts per servering. I also have another feature which must be added and I will discuss this in a pm.

I can give you an example calculation in a PM and I will send you an example of what the generator should do. You will need a VERY solid understanding of mathematics and algorithm design to complete this as it is a tricky problem (2 people have tried already). I will need to see other advanced algorithms you have completed for you to be considered.

This is NOT as simple as a knapsack problem. Anyone who is interested must PM ME with two things: 1) A description of how you plan to solve the problem and the algorithm technique you plan to use. 2) The word 'platypus' in the beginning of the private message. If you have not included even one of these two things I WILL NOT RESPOND TO YOU AT ALL. AGAIN, I WILL NOT EVEN READ YOUR PRIVATE MESSAGE UNLESS IT BEGINS WITH THESE TWO THINGS. If you can't even following these simple instructions, I have little confidence you will be able to complete the project and I will not respond to you.

( I have to stress this because lately only 20% of bidders do this and they message me wanting to know why I have not responded to them)

You can see my feedback, I pay very fast, I am very fair, and I give bonuses for those who do good work. Let the bidding begin.

Skills: Algorithm, Mathematics, MySQL, PHP

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( 16 reviews ) Houston, United States

Project ID: #1739515

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"Check your PMB" is very cliché, so... Platypus! No, seriously, I think I can create an algorithm like that, and I consider it a challenge.

$750 USD in 30 days
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28 freelancers are bidding on average $1166 for this job


Hi, We have designed and built websites for various types of businesses very effectively. We work with all of our clients individually to easily coordinate and to keep track of the requirements and scope. We fulfill y More

$1450 USD in 30 days
(218 Reviews)

Check your PMB for details!!!

$1285 USD in 15 days
(63 Reviews)

I do these type of coding problems.

$800 USD in 20 days
(27 Reviews)

I can do this. Thanks

$1300 USD in 10 days
(81 Reviews)

Hello Sir/Mam We can do this project for you. Our bid is tentative right now, we will finalize bid amount once specifications are discussed and finalized.

$2300 USD in 25 days
(21 Reviews)

Expert in optimization modelling and solutions. Please check PMB.

$1500 USD in 20 days
(18 Reviews)

Hello, Please check PMB! Thanks, Cong

$900 USD in 14 days
(34 Reviews)

platypus. Please check PMB. Thank you

$1000 USD in 7 days
(31 Reviews)

Sir, I think I stand a chance here! Please view PM for details!

$1500 USD in 35 days
(20 Reviews)

Please see inbox. Thanks

$775 USD in 15 days
(17 Reviews)

Hi, Please check your inbox,Thanks

$1500 USD in 15 days
(61 Reviews)

I can help you

$1000 USD in 7 days
(4 Reviews)

Professional CS engineer from academic institute would like to try.

$1450 USD in 75 days
(20 Reviews)

I am an IIT graduate ([url removed, login to view],[url removed, login to view]), and had 99.5 percentile in C.A.T mathematics. I am willing to start on the problem immediately. Please see pm for a further discussion on problem.

$999 USD in 10 days
(8 Reviews)

I'm a PhD student in Industrial Engineering with a background in Statistics. Let's chat a bit.

$1500 USD in 30 days
(11 Reviews)

I have a solid background in mathematics and am experienced in programming. Give me a chance to prove myself.

$1000 USD in 14 days
(5 Reviews)

'platypus', Hi, Please give me an example you said in your project description. Thanks

$800 USD in 30 days
(16 Reviews)

platypus. Hi PhD in engineering with numerical optimization experience. let's talk.

$1500 USD in 30 days
(4 Reviews)

Please Check PM. I think I can handle this, but we will first need to discuss so that I can be sure I understand your problem well. I have a strong mathematical and algorithmic background.

$800 USD in 7 days
(5 Reviews)

I would be happy to work with you. Regards

$1000 USD in 15 days
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