With one other Wolfram Know-how Convention comes the newest spherical of the annual One-Liner Competitors. Contributors are challenged to indicate off their Wolfram Language abilities on this contest of brevity and creativity through the use of solely 140 or fewer characters to share essentially the most unbelievable and authentic output.
This yr additionally featured the second-ever Get Visible Competitors, the place customers flex their inventive aptitude to create a chunk of computational artwork and not using a character restriction.
In each competitions, entries from convention contributors had been judged anonymously by Wolfram workers. Judging standards had been based mostly on aesthetics, understanding of the output and authentic use of Wolfram Language.
The One-Liner Competitors exams a person’s means to create a singular and thrilling output in 140 or fewer characters with out utilizing 2D typesetting constructs or pulling in linked knowledge.
Oliver Knill: Graph Counter (133 characters)
Oliver Knill, additionally a winner of this yr’s Innovator Awards, submitted a perform that counts the variety of full subgraphs inside a graph and returns it in a polynomial perform kind. Knill submitted his 133-character line as a perform and included an instance of the perform in use. The judges appreciated his originality and use of recursive perform definition in addition to the problem of deciphering the quick code:
Dashel Myers: Animating a Contour Plot (137 characters)
Dashel Myers created a shocking visible in simply 137 characters along with his animated contour plot. Judges loved the kaleidoscope-like output and located the boxy visible to be amusing:
Catalin Popescu: LLM Zoo (140 characters)
Catalin Popescu, who received an honorable mention in 2020’s One-Liner Competition, was this year’s first-place winner with LLM Zoo. At exactly 140 characters, this one-liner utilizes one of the new LLM functions to select six random animals and combine them two at a time. Judges found this submission extremely amusing and had a lot of fun running it over and over to see the wacky combinations it produced:
Get Visual Competition
Guenther Gsaller: Atrium
Guenther Gsaller is no stranger to uniting Wolfram Language and the visual arts. Gsaller’s submission to the Get Visual Competition featured his hand at architecture with an atrium developed in Wolfram and then rendered in Blender, a 3D graphics software. He has been recognized as a featured contributor on Wolfram Community many times for his series of posts on animating Wolfram surfaces with Blender and on the Wolfram Blog.
Share Your Own Creations
Congratulations to the winners and all who participated in this year’s competitions! We look forward to seeing next year’s submissions. Until then, we encourage you to share your own one-liners and computational art at Wolfram Community.