I came in 2nd in the Al Zimmermann Programming Contest "Delacorte Numbers", using a quad-core machine and the Julia programming language. The attached PDF file is a personal report on using Julia for the contest and a detailed discussion of the program. If you have not used Julia before, you may find it to be a useful introduction to the language.
Also attached is a zip file with what you need to run the program:
- delacorte.jl - the Julia program. It requires Julia 0.4, which is under development. You can get a nightly build of the current development version of 0.4 from here. The paper describes how to modify the program to run under Julia 0.3.5.
- util.jl - some related utilities
- results/ - directory where program puts best results. I include my result files therein because the program requires an existing result file.
- trials/ - empty directory where the program puts all results from runs.
- Arch D. Robison