# Ken Atwell

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Former product manager for MATLAB, but the company decided to trust me with the source code, so now I'm a developer.

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Matrix indexing with two vectors of indices

Given a matrix M and two index vectors a and b, return a row vector x where x(i) = M(a(i),b(i)).

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Getting logical indexes

This is a basic MATLAB operation. It is for instructional purposes. --- Logical indexing works like this. thresh = 4...

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Return elements unique to either input

Given two numeric inputs a and b, return a row vector that contains the numbers found in only a or only b, but not both. For ex...

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Set the array elements whose value is 13 to 0

Input A either an array or a vector (which can be empty) Output B will be the same size as A . All elements of A equal to 13...

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Replicate elements in vectors

Replicate each element of a row vector (with NaN) a constant number of times. Examples : n=2, A=[1 2 3] -> [1 1 2 2 3 3] n=0...

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Find the largest value in the 3D matrix

Given a 3D matrix A, find the largest value. Example >> A = 1:9; >> A = reshape(A,[3 1 3]); >> islargest(A) a...

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Check if number exists in vector

Return 1 if number _a_ exists in vector _b_ otherwise return 0. a = 3; b = [1,2,4]; Returns 0. a = 3; b = [1,...

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Return the largest number that is adjacent to a zero

This example comes from Steve Eddins' blog: <http://blogs.mathworks.com/steve/2009/05/27/learning-lessons-from-a-one-liner/ Lear...

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Roll the Dice!

*Description* Return two random integers between 1 and 6, inclusive, to simulate rolling 2 dice. *Example* [x1,x2] =...

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Determine whether a vector is monotonically increasing

Return true if the elements of the input vector increase monotonically (i.e. each element is larger than the previous). Return f...

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Select every other element of a vector

Write a function which returns every other element of the vector passed in. That is, it returns the all odd-numbered elements, s...

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Text processing - Help Johnny write a letter home from camp

Johnny overuses the word 'great'. Write a script that will help him with this and future letters. If a sentence contains more ...

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Make a checkerboard matrix

Given an integer n, make an n-by-n matrix made up of alternating ones and zeros as shown below. The a(1,1) should be 1. Example...

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Sorted highest to lowest?

Return 1 if the input is sorted from highest to lowest, 0 if not. Example: 1:7 -> 0 [7 5 2] -> 1

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Remove the vowels

Remove all the vowels in the given phrase. Example: Input s1 = 'Jack and Jill went up the hill' Output s2 is 'Jck nd Jll wn...

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Pizza!

Given a circular pizza with radius _z_ and thickness _a_, return the pizza's volume. [ _z_ is first input argument.] Non-scor...

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Who Has the Most Change?

You have a matrix for which each row is a person and the columns represent the number of quarters, nickels, dimes, and pennies t...

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Determine if input is odd

Given the input n, return true if n is odd or false if n is even.

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Create times-tables

At one time or another, we all had to memorize boring times tables. 5 times 5 is 25. 5 times 6 is 30. 12 times 12 is way more th...

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Find the sum of all the numbers of the input vector

Find the sum of all the numbers of the input vector x. Examples: Input x = [1 2 3 5] Output y is 11 Input x ...

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Column Removal

Remove the nth column from input matrix A and return the resulting matrix in output B. So if A = [1 2 3; 4 5 6]; and ...

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Make the vector [1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10]

In MATLAB, you create a vector by enclosing the elements in square brackets like so: x = [1 2 3 4] Commas are optional, s...

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Times 2 - START HERE

Try out this test problem first. Given the variable x as your input, multiply it by two and put the result in y. Examples:...

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