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Subject: Re: MATLAB Programming Contest: November 3-10, 200
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the cyclist wrote:
>
>
> Michael Kleder wrote:
>>
>>
>> In the suite of test cases, scenarios # 7, 19 and 28 have
objects
>> with negative weights.
>
> I sincerely hope that there are no negative-weight objects in the
> actual contest suite. If so, the flavor of the problem changes
> drastically. The solutions will not only have to have the correct
> final position, but will also have to have a component which
> wiggles
> one of the negative-weight objects as many times as possible in the
> time alloted, to minimize the work units.

It is an interesting finding, i actually submit a version called fun
to let negative blocks do back and forth up to many many times.
Finally I&#12288;achieve negative scores in local test suite.

anyway, this flaw is still fine for organizers, because we are at the
darkness stage. They can simply change the negative to positive, and
reevaluate all submissions.