It seemed to me from past contests that most novel code development occurred during the darkness and twilight phases of the contest. During daylight relatively few strategies were explored and then tweaked to death. I wondered to what extent having code in the open influenced others and how much novel code arose during daylight. I thought it might be interesting to try and visualize these trends.
This entry takes a similar approach to quantifying originality of the code as the Creativity entry by Rafal Kasztelanic. However instead of trying to identifying the most original authors the aim here is to depict the temporal progression of code originality.
PS: While the current contest is interesting in its own right and poses several interesting challenges, I cant say it is as much fun as its has been in the past. It certainly smells more like work than a game! Having said that, I think it has grown on me enough for me to venture an entry.
Rajiv Narayan (2024). Been there done that (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/23586-been-there-done-that), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
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