Rosetta Challenge Tasks added to Programming Contest

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Rosetta Challenge Tasks added to Programming Contest

Postby Morten|Dyalog on Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:49 pm

(Cross Posting from comp.lang.apl)

In response to feedback suggesting that the suite of tasks in the 2010 Dyalog Programming Contest appears to be a little more comprehensive than many students have time for at this busy part of the academic year, we have decided to add a 'Rosetta Code Challenge' to the 2010 Programming Contest, which will run in parallel with the main programming competition. Six weeks remain until the submission deadline on July 18th.

Rosettacode.org is a site which presents solutions to the same (nearly 400) tasks in as many different programming languages as possible. At this time, a relatively small number of solutions have been posted in APL, so we are keen to encourage APL users to submit more APL solutions. To this end, we are offering a USD 250 prize for the best solution to each of the following five (fun!) problems selected from rosettacode.org:

1. Animate a pendulum
2. Knapsack problem
3. Happy numbers
4. Hofstadter-Conway sequence
5. Monty Hall problem

See the Rosetta Code Challenge page at the bottom of http://www.dyalog.com/student-competition.htm for more details on how to participate. The terms and conditions of the main programming competition are not affected by the Rosetta Code Challenge, with the exception that anyone who submits solutions for two or more tasks in EITHER competition will participate in the drawing for the 20 consolation prizes worth USD 100 each.

As is the case for the main Dyalog Programming Contest, you can win the same amount of prize money by referring a winner to the competition as you can by actually participating. While prize winners must be eligible for an Educational License for Dyalog APL, anyone can win referral awards! Be the person who refers the winners for all five Rosetta Challenge tasks and you could win USD 1,250!

Best Regards,

Morten Kromberg
CTO, Dyalog Ltd

P.S. I would like to ask professional APLers not to submit solutions to the above five Rosetta Code tasks until July 19th. If you would like to contribute Rosetta Code in APL, please pick one of the other 400 tasks until that time ;-)
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