The fifth MATLAB® Programming Contest, Molecule, will run from May 16-23, 2002.
The challenge is to model the structure of a molecule (which for the sake of simplicity will be limited to two dimensions). You have been given a collection of plastic connecting rods that represent the distance between pairs of atoms in the molecule. Your job is to fit the connecting rods together as well as possible into a consistent two dimensional shape.
This submission includes all the files needed to develop and score an entry.
For more information, refer to http://www.mathworks.com/contest.
Michael Thomas and Ned Gulley were the biggest contributors to this code.