Path: news.mathworks.com!not-for-mail From: <HIDDEN> Newsgroups: comp.soft-sys.matlab Subject: Re: MATLAB Central Spring Contest Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 00:31:03 +0000 (UTC) Organization: The MathWorks Inc Lines: 28 Message-ID: <fvb307$3i2$1@fred.mathworks.com> References: <fv82i0$nql$1@fred.mathworks.com> <a8SdnUuVdO93WIXVnZ2dnUVZ_h-vnZ2d@earthlink.com> <fvajuh$qvr$1@canopus.cc.umanitoba.ca> <L_ednRtBG9SRdYXVnZ2dnUVZ_g2dnZ2d@earthlink.com> <fvar2q$7l5$1@canopus.cc.umanitoba.ca> <fvarnn$lli$1@fred.mathworks.com> <fvatab$m15$1@fred.mathworks.com> Reply-To: <HIDDEN> NNTP-Posting-Host: webapp-03-blr.mathworks.com Content-Type: text/plain; charset="ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit X-Trace: fred.mathworks.com 1209601863 3650 172.30.248.38 (1 May 2008 00:31:03 GMT) X-Complaints-To: news@mathworks.com NNTP-Posting-Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 00:31:03 +0000 (UTC) X-Newsreader: MATLAB Central Newsreader 222043 Xref: news.mathworks.com comp.soft-sys.matlab:466045 Answers to some of your questions: 1. Bridges can only be used for crossovers, they can't be used to have two 90 angles a the same coordinate. 2. You can not bridge pins, if I am not wrong you'll pay for them but they'll be ignored. 3. The example that described the cost of the bridge should give a net score of 25+3-(11*2) = 6 4. The size of the boards (as well as other parameters in the testsuite) are sampled from a distribution, therefore theoretically speaking there is no limit, but in practice you could expect that most likely the distributions of the board sizes wil resemble those in the sample testsuite. 5. "T" connections and "+" connections are possible and you do not pay extra but the number of wires used (3 and 4 respectively) 6. Darkness does not mean "do not answer question", I'll be around for a while, let me know if you have questions. Good luck, P.S. As orginizer I get the chance to peek at some of your entries :), we have started receiving some interesting pieces of code. Lucio The MathWorks Contest Team