SAMER08C - Candy

Little Charlie is a nice boy addicted to candies. He is even a subscriber to All Candies Magazine and was selected to participate in the International Candy Picking Contest.

In this contest a random number of boxes containing candies are disposed in M rows with N columns each (so, there are a total of M ×N boxes). Each box has a number indicating how many candies it contains.

The contestant can pick a box (any one) and get all the candies it contains. But there is a catch (there is always a catch): when choosing a box, all the boxes from the rows immediately above and immediately below are emptied, as well as the box to the left and the box to the right of the chosen box. The contestant continues to pick a box until there are no candies left.

The figure bellow illustrates this, step by step. Each cell represents one box and the number of candies it contains. At each step, the chosen box is circled and the shaded cells represent the boxes that will be emptied. After eight steps the game is over and Charlie picked 10+9+8+3+7+6+10+1 = 54 candies.

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For small values of M and N, Charlie can easily find the maximum number of candies he can pick, but when the numbers are really large he gets completely lost. Can you help Charlie maximize the number of candies he can pick?


The input contains several test cases. The first line of a test case contains two positive integers M and N (1 ≤ M ×N ≤ 105), separated by a single space, indicating the number of rows and columns respectively. Each of the following M lines contains N integers separated by single spaces, each representing the initial number of candies in the corresponding box. Each box will have initially at least 1 and at most 103 candies.

The end of input is indicated by a line containing two zeroes separated by a single space.


For each test case in the input, your program must print a single line, containing a single value, the integer indicating the maximum number of candies that Charlie can pick.



5 5
1 8 2 1 9
1 7 3 5 2
1 2 10 3 10
8 4 7 9 1
7 1 3 1 6
4 4
10 1 1 10
1 1 1 1
1 1 1 1
10 1 1 10
2 4
9 10 2 7
5 1 1 5
0 0


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ravan_2070: 2020-10-04 15:37:27

My First SPOJ question that got AC in first go!!!!!

s_tank00_: 2020-08-21 11:01:45

thanks for the farida hint
acc in one go ;)

dkkv0000: 2020-01-25 16:53:57

excellent problem wow row dp+col dp

pn2210: 2018-06-24 20:01:50

take care of cases:- n=1 or m=1

cockbeater_: 2018-06-17 13:43:41

All hail princess Farida!

kshubham02: 2017-10-06 07:37:13

Some problems on SPOJ are so standard, that you associate whole concepts with their problem tags. This concept, I had associated with problem FARIDA. So much so, I even used 'farida' as the name of my auxiliary array. And now after submitting, I find out yash_18, probably too, did the same thing ^_^

da_201501181: 2017-06-06 07:42:25

AC - O(n*2m) space..!! java- 0.1s

raunak__singha: 2017-05-12 22:44:35

Great problem @disatoba _/\_

lalywr: 2016-10-14 17:54:00

After repeated TLEs :( did space optimization . Space =O(c) . Finally AC :D

yash_18: 2016-10-13 23:02:26

Try solving Princess Farida before this,....its just like solving it (again and again)....

Added by:Diego Satoba
Time limit:1s
Source limit:50000B
Memory limit:1536MB
Cluster: Cube (Intel G860)
Languages:C C++ 4.3.2 CPP JAVA PAS-GPC PAS-FPC
Resource:South American Regional Contests 2008