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Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Helen Chen Date: 26 Apr, 2007 18:39:05 Message: 1 of 221 
Hello Community! 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Matthew Simoneau Date: 9 May, 2007 09:29:02 Message: 2 of 221 
Our contest will indeed begin today at noon EDT. I posted a welcome 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Alan Chalker Date: 9 May, 2007 12:28:44 Message: 3 of 221 
Thanks for organizing another contest. I'm looking forward to 
The contest problem looks pretty interesting, thanks for setting it 
Mike Bindschadler wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Matthew Simoneau Date: 9 May, 2007 13:07:45 Message: 6 of 221 
Hi Alan, 
I'm just trying to run "runcontest", to see what the basic unmodified 
This may also be due to the fact that we used 7.4.0 to create the 
Hi! 
Markus wrote: 
OK to run in 7.1 change the following lines, sorry for the wrapping, 
Marko wrote: 
Marko wrote: 
All indices of type x(2),x(1) must be x(1),x(2) i think 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Nick Howe Date: 9 May, 2007 15:14:37 Message: 15 of 221 
Thanks once again to everybody at the Mathworks who works hard to 
Marko wrote: 
Peter Torrione wrote: 
Peter is correct, the indexes got messed up when we set the grade.m 
Marko wrote: 
Sorry for repeat. Did not see Lucios response. 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 (180 second question) From: Peter Torrione Date: 9 May, 2007 15:40:33 Message: 21 of 221 
Hi. 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May From: Lucio Date: 9 May, 2007 15:49:09 Message: 22 of 221 
Pete: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Matthew Simoneau Date: 9 May, 2007 16:43:02 Message: 23 of 221 
We've updated the File Exchange download to include a version of the 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Alan Chalker Date: 9 May, 2007 17:16:59 Message: 24 of 221 
Matthew Simoneau wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Leendert Combee Date: 9 May, 2007 17:21:17 Message: 25 of 221 
Matthew Simoneau wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Matthew Simoneau Date: 9 May, 2007 17:27:26 Message: 26 of 221 
Alan, you're right. I didn't read Lucio's instructions carefully 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Gerbert Myburgh Date: 9 May, 2007 18:02:48 Message: 27 of 221 
Matthew Simoneau wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Mike Gallamore Date: 9 May, 2007 19:23:00 Message: 28 of 221 
Leendert Combee wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: peter torrione Date: 9 May, 2007 19:59:44 Message: 29 of 221 
I just downloaded the new score.m  last modified at 5:22 pm, is 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Richard Brown Date: 9 May, 2007 17:14:39 Message: 30 of 221 
Are we allowed to use try ... catch constructs? 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Matthew Simoneau Date: 9 May, 2007 20:24:25 Message: 31 of 221 
Peter, I seem to be too sleepy for this! I still had it wrong in 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Abhi Date: 10 May, 2007 05:47:57 Message: 32 of 221 
Hi, 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: srach Date: 10 May, 2007 06:18:24 Message: 33 of 221 
Abhi wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Abhi Date: 10 May, 2007 08:56:09 Message: 34 of 221 
srach wrote: 
There seems to be a discrepancy between the timestamp given on the 
Subject: Unsynchronized clocks? From: Matthew Simoneau Date: 10 May, 2007 13:19:50 Message: 36 of 221 
Hi Nick and welcome back. Most of the pages you see on the contest 
Is there any possibility of getting this to work on say r12.1? I've 
Subject: runcontest From: roberson@ibd.nrccnrc.gc.ca (Walter Roberson) Date: 10 May, 2007 18:28:07 Message: 38 of 221 
In article <ef55232.39@webcrossing.raydaftYaTP>, 

Perhaps this is a topic for another thread but, im not exactly sure 
> with the statement s=@(i,j) sub2ind([m,n],i,j); 
Thanks all, I believe I am close to having a package that will 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: eigenvector Date: 10 May, 2007 20:32:34 Message: 43 of 221 
Hi, 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Matthew Simoneau Date: 10 May, 2007 20:59:05 Message: 44 of 221 
> Error using ==> filefilt at 123 The function ER... 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: eigenvector Date: 11 May, 2007 05:56:58 Message: 45 of 221 
Your are right, thanks! 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Volkan Date: 11 May, 2007 18:11:43 Message: 46 of 221 
Hi all, 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: the cyclist Date: 11 May, 2007 18:37:00 Message: 47 of 221 
Volkan wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Matthew Simoneau Date: 11 May, 2007 20:55:08 Message: 48 of 221 
the cyclist wrote: 
Alan Chalker wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Helen Chen Date: 12 May, 2007 07:21:18 Message: 50 of 221 
Hi Markus ! 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: the cyclist Date: 12 May, 2007 09:00:52 Message: 51 of 221 
> This is just a quick message to let everyone know that the MATLAB 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Helen Chen Date: 12 May, 2007 09:09:33 Message: 52 of 221 
Thanks for pointing this out! We'll take a look at this, although 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Nick Howe Date: 12 May, 2007 09:54:12 Message: 53 of 221 
I want to credit Jim Mikola's entry Juno39 for providing the grist 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Matthew Simoneau Date: 13 May, 2007 09:18:48 Message: 54 of 221 
I fixed the bug in the "Contributions in Daylight" section of the 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Gautam Roy Date: 13 May, 2007 10:26:51 Message: 55 of 221 
Hi, 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: the cyclist Date: 13 May, 2007 11:07:38 Message: 56 of 221 
Matthew Simoneau wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Jason Nicholson Date: 13 May, 2007 22:29:49 Message: 57 of 221 
I have been following the last two contests. I am amazed at the 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: the cyclist Date: 14 May, 2007 12:55:21 Message: 58 of 221 
Matthew Simoneau wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Alan Chalker Date: 14 May, 2007 14:08:25 Message: 59 of 221 
For those of you interested, I've posted another heavily commented 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Matthew Simoneau Date: 14 May, 2007 14:24:09 Message: 60 of 221 
cyclist, these images seem to be uptodate on my end. Your browser 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Leendert Combee Date: 14 May, 2007 18:42:22 Message: 61 of 221 
Alan Chalker wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: the cyclist Date: 14 May, 2007 19:53:26 Message: 62 of 221 
Matthew Simoneau wrote: 
Since quite a while I haven't been able to reach the contest site (http://www.mathworks.com/contest/jumping/home.html). 
Subject: Nested functions are evil From: Matthew Simoneau Date: 15 May, 2007 04:41:21 Message: 64 of 221 
srach, the site is back up. 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: abdeldjebar Date: 15 May, 2007 05:32:45 Message: 65 of 221 
Helen Chen wrote: 
Shashi Khatri wrote: 
To Shashi, 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: the cyclist Date: 15 May, 2007 13:25:48 Message: 68 of 221 
Helen Chen wrote: 
Thanks guys. 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: MikeR Date: 15 May, 2007 15:48:48 Message: 70 of 221 
I have a concern about the contest score calculation, two entries 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: the cyclist Date: 15 May, 2007 16:05:46 Message: 71 of 221 
MikeR wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Alan Chalker Date: 15 May, 2007 16:20:00 Message: 72 of 221 
the cyclist wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Ned Gulley Date: 15 May, 2007 16:33:16 Message: 73 of 221 
MikeR wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: nathan q Date: 15 May, 2007 18:08:54 Message: 74 of 221 
Hi Mike and all 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Jin Date: 15 May, 2007 21:45:32 Message: 75 of 221 
The "Best Result by 4 PM Challenge" seems a bad idea in some senses. 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Alan Chalker Date: 15 May, 2007 21:53:31 Message: 76 of 221 
Jin wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Jin Date: 15 May, 2007 22:16:22 Message: 77 of 221 
AC, if considered for a algorithm development, you are really 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Sergey Yurgenson Date: 16 May, 2007 08:16:06 Message: 78 of 221 
Anybody who wants to overload queue and create dusk state can 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Steve Hoelzer Date: 16 May, 2007 10:01:23 Message: 79 of 221 
My thoughts on improving future contests: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: KSz Date: 16 May, 2007 10:57:41 Message: 80 of 221 
and don't let anyone post a new code five times a minute... 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: the cyclist Date: 16 May, 2007 12:10:49 Message: 81 of 221 
Helen Chen wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: MikeR Date: 16 May, 2007 12:24:15 Message: 82 of 221 
Community, 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: the cyclist Date: 16 May, 2007 12:56:18 Message: 83 of 221 
MikeR wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Hannes Naudé & Cobus Potgieter Date: 16 May, 2007 13:01:56 Message: 84 of 221 
We have been working offline for a bit, so have only now had the 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Sergey Yurgenson Date: 16 May, 2007 13:29:56 Message: 85 of 221 
I want to thank organizers and participants for great competition. It 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Ken Eaton Date: 16 May, 2007 13:51:45 Message: 86 of 221 
MikeR wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Joseph Date: 16 May, 2007 13:57:54 Message: 87 of 221 
Tev, 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 16 May, 2007 14:35:21 Message: 88 of 221 
Hannes Naudé & Cobus Potgieter wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: the cyclist Date: 16 May, 2007 14:40:45 Message: 89 of 221 
Yi Cao wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Nathan Quinlan Date: 16 May, 2007 15:07:27 Message: 90 of 221 
Hi all 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Yi Cao Date: 16 May, 2007 15:37:30 Message: 91 of 221 
the cyclist wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: the cyclist Date: 16 May, 2007 15:46:06 Message: 92 of 221 
Yi Cao wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 16 May, 2007 15:49:39 Message: 93 of 221 
Nathan Quinlan wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Alan Chalker Date: 16 May, 2007 15:58:15 Message: 94 of 221 
the cyclist wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: MikeR Date: 16 May, 2007 16:01:07 Message: 95 of 221 
Yi Cao wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Alan Chalker Date: 16 May, 2007 16:07:30 Message: 96 of 221 
the cyclist wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 16 May, 2007 16:59:49 Message: 97 of 221 
Nathan Quinlan wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: n Date: 16 May, 2007 18:50:16 Message: 98 of 221 
Yi, 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Volkan Date: 16 May, 2007 19:29:17 Message: 99 of 221 
Congratulations Yi, it is nice to see the contest being won by some 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Jin Date: 16 May, 2007 19:47:21 Message: 100 of 221 
Yi Cao and other participants, 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Volkan Date: 16 May, 2007 21:18:15 Message: 101 of 221 
By the way, somethings fishy about complexity values. 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Jin Date: 16 May, 2007 21:46:28 Message: 102 of 221 
Volkan: 
Can the MATLAB team post the best score they were able to get from 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Hannes Naudé Date: 17 May, 2007 02:20:50 Message: 104 of 221 
WARNING : LONG POST WITH RAMBLING SENTENCES ! ;) 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Yi Cao Date: 17 May, 2007 04:13:45 Message: 105 of 221 
Jin wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Sergey Yurgenson Date: 17 May, 2007 07:12:37 Message: 106 of 221 
1. 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Sergey Yurgenson Date: 17 May, 2007 07:27:55 Message: 107 of 221 
Erratum: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: srach Date: 17 May, 2007 08:09:20 Message: 108 of 221 
Congrats to Yi Cao for winning the final contest with an entry 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Yi Cao Date: 17 May, 2007 08:25:38 Message: 109 of 221 
Sergey Yurgenson wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Sergey Yurgenson Date: 17 May, 2007 09:31:33 Message: 110 of 221 
Replacing  by  will generate small time penalty (probably not 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Jin Date: 17 May, 2007 10:20:27 Message: 111 of 221 
Yeah, the "but four tickets" has passed by the subsol and save some 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Jin Date: 17 May, 2007 10:35:14 Message: 112 of 221 
The constranit of cyc<=10 may be just used to reduce the 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Farhad Date: 17 May, 2007 11:45:10 Message: 113 of 221 
I would like to congratulate Yi Cao for winning this contest and also 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Jin Date: 17 May, 2007 11:46:03 Message: 114 of 221 
" after 7 days we are still quite far away from a nearoptimal 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 17 May, 2007 12:18:10 Message: 115 of 221 
Farhad wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Yi Cao Date: 17 May, 2007 13:06:42 Message: 116 of 221 
Jin wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Sergey Yurgenson Date: 17 May, 2007 13:32:00 Message: 117 of 221 
Very interesting. 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Jimmy Ray Date: 17 May, 2007 14:22:29 Message: 118 of 221 
Having peripherally participated in this contest, I would like to 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: srach Date: 17 May, 2007 14:53:19 Message: 119 of 221 
Yi Cao wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Nathan Date: 17 May, 2007 16:08:48 Message: 120 of 221 
Hi Hannes 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Alan Chalker Date: 17 May, 2007 16:45:27 Message: 121 of 221 
Yi Cao wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Yi Cao Date: 17 May, 2007 17:26:34 Message: 122 of 221 
Jin wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: David Jones Date: 17 May, 2007 19:14:16 Message: 123 of 221 
Alan Chalker wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: David Jones Date: 17 May, 2007 19:15:54 Message: 124 of 221 
Congratulations to the organizers for another great Matlab contest! 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: David Jones Date: 17 May, 2007 21:47:30 Message: 125 of 221 
I wonder if the Contest organizers might be willing to release the 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Hannes Naudé Date: 18 May, 2007 01:36:35 Message: 126 of 221 
Nathan wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 18 May, 2007 05:07:36 Message: 127 of 221 
David Jones wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 18 May, 2007 06:47:42 Message: 128 of 221 
Hannes Naudé wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: srach Date: 18 May, 2007 07:20:15 Message: 129 of 221 
David Jones wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Hannes Naudé Date: 18 May, 2007 07:57:08 Message: 130 of 221 
srach wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Nathan Date: 18 May, 2007 09:02:07 Message: 131 of 221 
Hannes 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 18 May, 2007 10:59:01 Message: 132 of 221 
Nathan wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Nick Howe Date: 18 May, 2007 11:20:16 Message: 133 of 221 
David Jones wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Nick Howe Date: 18 May, 2007 11:28:28 Message: 134 of 221 
To follow up a bit on my last post, it would be nice if we could 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 18 May, 2007 11:40:31 Message: 135 of 221 
Nick Howe wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Steve Hoelzer Date: 18 May, 2007 11:44:16 Message: 136 of 221 
Nick Howe wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Nick Howe Date: 18 May, 2007 13:02:15 Message: 137 of 221 
Helen Chen wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Nick Howe Date: 18 May, 2007 13:03:15 Message: 138 of 221 
Steve Hoelzer wrote: 
Subject: highlighting other algorithms From: Matthew Simoneau Date: 18 May, 2007 15:39:02 Message: 139 of 221 
I updated the File Exchange submission to include the actual test 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: srach Date: 19 May, 2007 07:12:43 Message: 140 of 221 
Hannes Naudé wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 19 May, 2007 08:12:51 Message: 141 of 221 
srach wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Hannes Naudé Date: 19 May, 2007 08:23:21 Message: 142 of 221 
srach wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 19 May, 2007 08:49:05 Message: 143 of 221 
Hannes Naudé wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Sergey Yurgenson Date: 19 May, 2007 10:43:50 Message: 144 of 221 
I agree with srach, the number of moves is limited (It is limited by 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 19 May, 2007 13:01:34 Message: 145 of 221 
Sergey Yurgenson wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Sergey Yurgenson Date: 19 May, 2007 14:51:35 Message: 146 of 221 
Yi Cao wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: srach Date: 19 May, 2007 15:09:54 Message: 147 of 221 
Hannes Naudé wrote: 
Nick Howe wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Hannes Naudé Date: 20 May, 2007 14:52:13 Message: 149 of 221 
srach wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: srach Date: 20 May, 2007 15:27:40 Message: 150 of 221 
Hannes Naudé wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 20 May, 2007 15:28:33 Message: 151 of 221 
Hannes Naudé wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Nick Howe Date: 20 May, 2007 15:44:46 Message: 152 of 221 
Yi Cao wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 20 May, 2007 17:01:32 Message: 153 of 221 
Nick Howe wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Sergey Yurgenson Date: 20 May, 2007 17:27:55 Message: 154 of 221 
Yi Cao wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Nathan Date: 20 May, 2007 17:48:28 Message: 155 of 221 
Another way of looking at it is this: early in the game, we can 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Hannes Naudé Date: 21 May, 2007 02:30:38 Message: 156 of 221 
srach wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: srach Date: 21 May, 2007 03:17:10 Message: 157 of 221 
Hannes Naudé wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Hannes Naudé Date: 21 May, 2007 04:58:46 Message: 158 of 221 
srach wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 21 May, 2007 07:01:52 Message: 159 of 221 
Hannes Naudé wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Hannes Naudé Date: 21 May, 2007 07:54:48 Message: 160 of 221 
Yi Cao wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 21 May, 2007 13:15:21 Message: 161 of 221 
Hannes Naudé wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Ken Eaton Date: 21 May, 2007 16:14:30 Message: 162 of 221 
Hannes Naudé wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Hannes Naudé Date: 22 May, 2007 01:39:48 Message: 163 of 221 
Yi Cao wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 22 May, 2007 03:30:19 Message: 164 of 221 
Hannes Naudé wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 22 May, 2007 04:30:15 Message: 165 of 221 
Hannes Naudé wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Hannes Naudé Date: 22 May, 2007 04:37:32 Message: 166 of 221 
Yi Cao wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 22 May, 2007 05:40:52 Message: 167 of 221 
Hannes Naudé wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Hannes Naudé Date: 22 May, 2007 08:20:10 Message: 168 of 221 
Yi Cao wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Yi Cao Date: 22 May, 2007 09:28:31 Message: 169 of 221 
Hannes Naudé wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Hannes Naudé Date: 22 May, 2007 09:40:57 Message: 170 of 221 
Yi Cao wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Yi Cao Date: 22 May, 2007 13:21:33 Message: 171 of 221 
Hannes Naudé wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Sergey Yurgenson Date: 22 May, 2007 15:10:45 Message: 172 of 221 
Yi Cao wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Yi Cao Date: 22 May, 2007 17:24:14 Message: 173 of 221 
Sergey Yurgenson wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Hannes Naudé Date: 23 May, 2007 01:47:08 Message: 174 of 221 
Yi Cao wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Yi Cao Date: 23 May, 2007 03:09:12 Message: 175 of 221 
Hannes Naudé wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Yi Cao Date: 23 May, 2007 06:22:00 Message: 176 of 221 
Hannes Naudé wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Hannes Naudé Date: 23 May, 2007 07:11:29 Message: 177 of 221 
Yi Cao wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Sergey Yurgenson Date: 23 May, 2007 07:26:33 Message: 178 of 221 
Yi Cao wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Yi Cao Date: 23 May, 2007 09:42:55 Message: 179 of 221 
Sergey Yurgenson wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Hannes Naudé Date: 23 May, 2007 09:58:34 Message: 180 of 221 
Hannes Naudé wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Yi Cao Date: 23 May, 2007 10:06:27 Message: 181 of 221 
Hannes Naudé wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Yi Cao Date: 23 May, 2007 10:19:44 Message: 182 of 221 
Hannes Naudé wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Sergey Yurgenson Date: 23 May, 2007 12:16:49 Message: 183 of 221 
Yi Cao wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Sergey Yurgenson Date: 23 May, 2007 12:19:26 Message: 184 of 221 
Yi Cao wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Yi Cao Date: 23 May, 2007 12:29:05 Message: 185 of 221 
Sergey Yurgenson wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: MikeR Date: 23 May, 2007 12:38:33 Message: 186 of 221 
Hello, 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 23 May, 2007 13:06:19 Message: 187 of 221 
MikeR wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Sergey Yurgenson Date: 23 May, 2007 13:07:35 Message: 188 of 221 
Yi Cao wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Nick Howe Date: 23 May, 2007 13:31:50 Message: 189 of 221 
Hannes Naudé wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: MikeR Date: 23 May, 2007 14:09:08 Message: 190 of 221 
I missed that post, thanks for pointing it out Nick. I implemented 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Sergey Yurgenson Date: 23 May, 2007 15:37:33 Message: 191 of 221 
Yi Cao wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 23 May, 2007 17:25:03 Message: 192 of 221 
Sergey Yurgenson wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Ken Eaton Date: 23 May, 2007 17:49:53 Message: 193 of 221 
As much as I have been able to follow along so far, the discussion 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Sergey Yurgenson Date: 23 May, 2007 18:01:46 Message: 194 of 221 
Yi Cao wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Sergey Yurgenson Date: 23 May, 2007 18:32:48 Message: 195 of 221 
Ken Eaton wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Yi Cao Date: 23 May, 2007 18:50:27 Message: 196 of 221 
Sergey Yurgenson wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: srach Date: 24 May, 2007 03:28:01 Message: 197 of 221 
Ken Eaton wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Hannes Naudé Date: 24 May, 2007 04:32:28 Message: 198 of 221 
Hi all. 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Nick Howe Date: 24 May, 2007 09:31:54 Message: 199 of 221 
Hannes Naudé wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Ken Eaton Date: 24 May, 2007 12:11:28 Message: 200 of 221 
Hannes Naudé wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Yi Cao Date: 24 May, 2007 12:37:07 Message: 201 of 221 
Anyone is able to see all messages of this thread? I can only see 50 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: us Date: 24 May, 2007 12:45:46 Message: 202 of 221 
Yi Cao: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 2007 From: Yi Cao Date: 24 May, 2007 13:07:19 Message: 203 of 221 
us wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 25 May, 2007 11:06:30 Message: 204 of 221 
srach wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Steve Amphlett Date: 25 May, 2007 12:03:41 Message: 205 of 221 
I have never entered one of these contests and probably never will, 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 26 May, 2007 11:51:47 Message: 206 of 221 
Hi, I got some new result about "optimally" cut of a hopchain. Here 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Sergey Yurgenson Date: 26 May, 2007 20:13:05 Message: 207 of 221 
Yi Cao wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Sergey Yurgenson Date: 27 May, 2007 07:51:33 Message: 208 of 221 
Sergey Yurgenson wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 27 May, 2007 10:11:45 Message: 209 of 221 
Sergey Yurgenson wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Sergey Yurgenson Date: 27 May, 2007 16:01:58 Message: 210 of 221 
Yi Cao wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 27 May, 2007 17:57:55 Message: 211 of 221 
Sergey Yurgenson wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Sergey Yurgenson Date: 27 May, 2007 18:33:14 Message: 212 of 221 
Yi Cao wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 29 May, 2007 19:05:34 Message: 213 of 221 
Sergey Yurgenson wrote: 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Markus Date: 30 May, 2007 03:03:05 Message: 214 of 221 
Hi Yi! 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 31 May, 2007 03:09:32 Message: 215 of 221 
Markus wrote: 
> Just curious, what is your optimizer? 
Just for the case that someone is interested in my optimization 
Markus wrote: 
Well, here are the parameters and the modified code. But it seems to 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: MikeR Date: 5 Jun, 2007 14:02:37 Message: 220 of 221 
I've taken some time to review Yi's improvements on the final code. 
Subject: MATLAB Programming Contest: May 9  May 16, 20 From: Yi Cao Date: 7 Jun, 2007 11:13:35 Message: 221 of 221 
Since this group still keeps interest in playing the game, I submit 
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