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"Michael Bindschadler" <mikeREMOVETHISbind@gmail.com> wrote
in message <fvd9fr$435$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> "Matt Butts" <mattbutts@gmail.com> wrote in message
> <fvd6cg$of3$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> > While this is actually just a problem with my current
> > algorithm, I can make a case that you should accept the
> > empty set as a valid answer.
> > 
> > Suppose that all pin values are on the order of 1e-9. Based
> > on the scoring of this puzzle, I can not imagine ever
> > wanting to connect any pins. The cost of the connector far
> > out ways the benefits of eliminating the pins.
> > 
> > That being said, I'll go find out what is wrong with my
> > algorithm.
> > 
> 
> Actually, this is possible, and is exactly what the
> contest-supplied solver does.  You just supply a 0 x 4
> matrix,  for example by W = zeros(0,4).
> 
> Cheers, 
> Mike Bindschadler

Thanks for the clarification. I was mistakenly assuming that
[] would be treated the same as a 0x4 matrix.