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Sep 11, 2012

4th World Wide APL Programming Contest Winner Announced

Dyalog Ltd. is delighted to announce that the Grand Prize winner of this year’s programming contest has been awarded to Mr Hayato Hashimoto, a 21 year old undergraduate student at Kyoto University in Japan.

Upon learning that he submitted the winning entry Mr Hashimoto commented, ”I am very proud to have won the first price. I found the contest website when I was searching about APL on the web. I have been fond of Lisp, and since this language focuses on lists – instead of arrays – and functions, I quickly got familiar with APL. I was impressed by the unique array-centric nature of APL when I proceeded to study the language further, in order to write APL code to solve the contest problems. I found that arrays and their functions helped the programming, especially when solving problems involving multi-dimensional structures or patterns. I even got to the point when I thought it would be nice if I could grasp arrays out of the computer and manipulate them by hand. I am very much looking forward to attending the Conference in Denmark and I appreciate the opportunity to present my work”.

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