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contest clock

version (12.8 MB) by Rafal Kasztelanic
joke visualization of solitaire contest

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Updated 31 Mar 2016

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Animation showing how the results versus the execution times
evolved over the contest. The trajectory shows how results change hours by hours during the contest.

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Rafal Kasztelanic (2021). contest clock (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (4)

Shi vera

DO what you said ,it works.Thanks for sharing!

Doug Hull

To answer the question of using data not normally on the MATLAB path, I offer the following modification.

if ~exist('contest_data.mat','file')
warning ('This was an entry to the MATLAB programming contest ( Please load the contest data and unzip it to place contest_data.mat on your MATLAB path.')


no comprehensible H1 line, no help section, no example(s), loads a file, which the typical ML user does not have and, therefore, causes an error right away...

??? Error using ==> load
Unable to read file contest_data: No such file or directory.

however, first and foremost, requires an expensive toolbox to run, which is simply unheard of of any former coding contest...

no appreciable benefit to any ML user...


Doug Hull

I find this interesting. I like that you make an animation work and there is a certain excitement seeing things look to level off early, then thinking there is no hope for improvement, but watching the spiral relentlessly optimize the solution.

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2008a
Compatible with any release
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