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MATLAB Knots Contest has started

Posted by Lindsay Coutinho,

The Fall 2012 MATLAB Contest is inspired by the game Planarity. But it was also inspired by the problem of the Gordian Knot. The problem is this: Given a deranged hairball of a knot, can you untie it?

In more software-friendly terms, the problem can be restated as this: Given a list of points and their connectivity as supplied by an adjacency matrix, move them around so that the lines do not cross.

Our contest will run from 16:00 UTC Wednesday, 31 October through to 16:00 UTC Wednesday, 7 November. Join the contest fun, and compete with the best programmers from all over the world!

You can learn about the contest by reading Ned’s Knots Rules. Download sample code from File Exchange and then submit your own entry.

If you have any questions or comments, please post to our newsgroup thread.

Good luck everyone!



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