Announcing the Winners of the 2023 One-Liner and Get Visual Competitions—Wolfram Blog


Announcing the Winners of the 2023 One-Liner and Get Visual Competitions

With another Wolfram Technology Conference comes the most recent round of the yearlyOne-Liner Competition Individuals are challenged to flaunt their Wolfram Language abilities in this contest of brevity and imagination by utilizing just 140 or less characters to share the most initial and amazing output.

This year likewise included the second-ever Get Visual Competition, where users bend their creative style to produce a piece of computational art without a character limitation.

In both competitors, entries from conference individuals were evaluated anonymously by Wolfram personnel. Evaluating requirements were based upon visual appeals, understanding of the output and initial usage of Wolfram Language.

One-Liner Competition

The One-Liner Competition checks a user’s capability to produce a amazing and distinct output in 140 or less characters without utilizing 2D typesetting constructs or drawing in connected information.

Third Place

Oliver Knill: Graph Counter ( 133 characters)

Oliver Knill, likewise a winner of this year’s Innovator Awards, sent a function that counts the variety of total subgraphs within a chart and returns it in a polynomial function type. Knill sent his 133-character line as a function and consisted of an example of the function in usage. The judges valued his creativity and usage of recursive function meaning along with the difficulty of figuring out the brief code:

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Second Place

Dashel Myers: Animating a Contour Plot ( 137 characters)

Dashel Myers produced a sensational visual in simply 137 characters with his animated shape plot. Judges delighted in the kaleidoscope-like output and discovered the blocky visual to be entertaining:

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First Place

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.


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