Santa (actually, I am) is late for Christmas this year. I am starting this thread in the community to discuss implementations and solutions to the Kaggle X-Mas challenge for 2022!
For those of you who don’t know, Kaggle it is a site intended for promoting data science through courses and challenges. Every X-Mas they have a special optimization challenge. Last year, I also did some projects for it. You can find more information below on this years challenge in the link below:
This years challenge is to control a 7 linked robotic arm in order to paint a Christmas card.
This year, I decided to implement their “Getting started with Santa 2022” workbook (https://www.kaggle.com/code/ryanholbrook/getting-started-with-santa-2022) which provide a naïve way of solving this problem.
If you read the workbook you can also see the problem can be transformed to a TSP. Feel free to pickup my first implementation here: