Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Posted by Doug Hull,

Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Served with CHEEEESE! The dust has settled and it looks like Raphaël Candelier has won the contest. He had quite a jump in score this late into the contest also. If you are only going to win one, this was the one to win. Congratulations and... read more >>

Contest Queue is Closed! 1

Posted by Helen Chen,

Contest Queue is Closed! Well, it’s that time again. We’ve reached the end of the Knots Contest and the queue is now closed. There are just under 200 submissions pending scoring. Once those have been processed we will announce the Grand Prize Winner. Thank you to everyone who has joined in the fun over... read more >>

Sunday Push

Posted by Doug Hull,

Sunday Push Congratulations also go out to Richard Zapor for two big pushes on Sunday that combined moved the solver forward more than anyone else was able to. Richard is no stranger to the programming contest, but it looks like he managed to get his second win in this, the last... read more >>

Saturday Leap

Posted by Doug Hull,

Saturday Leap Congratulations to Yi Cao for yet another win in the MATLAB programming Contest. Yi has been involved in so many of our contests, that I recognized his name and for a moment thought he works here. Congratulations on this win. ... read more >>

Richard Zapor gets the worm!

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Richard Zapor gets the worm! I really should explain, in case my American English idioms are causing confusion, that the title of this post is based on the expression “The early bird gets the worm.” And friends, Richard Zapor is the Early Bird. His entry try09 var rand managed to stave off all assaults, leaving... read more >>

Twilight winner and upcoming Mini-Contests 1

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Twilight winner and upcoming Mini-Contests Our old friend (and two-time Grand Prize champion) Alfonso Nieto-Castañón has shouldered aside the competition to claim the Twilight Prize. Let’s hope this trophy isn’t the one that causes his groaning MATLAB trophy cabinet to collapse under the weight of all his prizes. Congratulations Alfonso! Now the shades are up and... read more >>

Some say he’s our latest Prince of Darkness 1

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Some say he’s our latest Prince of Darkness Is that you Magnus? Hannes Naudé, winner of the 2010 Sensor contest, is back with a commanding lead after 24 hours of algorithmic gloom, making him our newest Prince of Darkness. His entry title lifts a page from Magnus S (and by extension, from The Stig): Some say he does... read more >>

The End of an Era 3

Posted by Ned Gulley,

The End of an Era Fourteen years ago, a small group of us here at MathWorks launched the first MATLAB Programming Contest. We wanted it to be a different sort of contest, one that did a better job of mimicking the way ideas move through the real world. In this contest, people would be able... read more >>

Knots Contest is Now Open

Posted by Lindsay Coutinho,

Knots Contest is Now Open The Fall 2012 MATLAB Contest is a problem that most of us have encountered – How do you get that pesky knot untied? Welcome to the Knots Contest! Our Fall contest will run from 16:00 UTC Wednesday, 31 October through to 16:00 UTC Wednesday, 7 November. Everyone is welcome to join... read more >>

Fall MATLAB Contest starts on October 31

Posted by Lindsay Coutinho,

Fall MATLAB Contest starts on October 31 Get ready for the next MATLAB Contest!  We’re in the final planning stages and excited to kick-off another season.  We’ll start at 16:00 UTC on Wednesday, October 31 and run through 16:00 UTC November 7, 2012. While you’re waiting, watch Ned’s behind the scene’s video or browse through some of the... read more >>

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