Friday, March 8, 2013

SciPy John Hunter Excellence in Plotting Competition

In conjunction with the SciPy 2013 Conference there will be an excellence in plotting competition sponsored by NumFocus as a memorial to the former lead developer of matplotlib, John Hunter.

Entries are due by email no latter than 2 April 2013. The cash prizes are

  • 1st prize: $500
  • 2nd prize: $200
  • 3rd prize: $100
Here are the instructions:
  • Plots may be produced with any combination of Python-based tools (it is not required that they use matplotlib, for example).
  • Source code for the plot must be provided, along with a rendering of the plot in a vector format (PDF, PS, etc.). If the data can not be shared for reasons of size or licensing, "fake" data may be substituted, along with an image of the plot using real data.
  • Entries will be judged on their clarity, innovation and aesthetics, but most importantly for their effectiveness in illuminating real scientific work. Entrants are encouraged to submit plots that were used during the course of research, rather than merely being hypothetical.
  • SciPy reserves the right to display the entry at the conference, use in any materials or on its website, providing attribution to the original author(s).

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