Only open source software allowed?

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Only open source software allowed?

Postby jamesxli » Mon May 16, 2011 9:40 pm

The task page says that "you are free to use open source software". Does this imply
that solutions cannot use any commercial software? What about general
purpose software like Matlab, Excel or Windows OS?
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Re: Only open source software allowed?

Postby TunedIT » Wed May 18, 2011 12:04 pm

James,
Your solution can't depend on proprietary software, so Matlab and Excel are excluded. Windows is OK as far as your algorithm can also be executed on other non-proprietary OS.
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Re: Only open source software allowed?

Postby Maurichel » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:06 pm

Hello people,
can we use algorithms such as SVM?
Thank you.
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Re: Only open source software allowed?

Postby TunedIT » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:15 pm

Yes, as long as you follow the Terms of Participation.
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Re: Only open source software allowed?

Postby okarsligil » Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:31 am

I guess Matlab can still be used if only basic functions are utilized. Most of Matlab code can be easily converted to open source alternatives like Scilab. Performance can suffer but it would work.
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