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Choose the best fitting dominoes

You will be given a cell array of nx2 matrices. Choose one row from each matrix. These are the ordered pairs that will be plac...

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Find best placement for ordered dominoes (harder)

Given a list of ordered pairs, find the order they should be placed in a line, such that the sum of the absolute values of the d...

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Find perfect placement of non-rotating dominoes (easier)

Given a list of ordered pairs, find the order they should be placed in a line, such that the sum of the absolute values of the d...

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Find best domino orientation

Given a list of pairs, find the orientation they should be placed in a line, such that the sum of the absolute values of the dif...

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Rotate and display numbered tile

Imagine a square tile with four numbers on it, one on each edge. We will call these edges north, east, south, and west. If th...

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Stuff the Board

You have a stack of tiles to put onto an array-like playing board. Each tile has a number (always an integer), and the board var...

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Create a cell array out of a struct

Create a cell array out of a (single) struct with the fieldname in the first column and the value in the second column: in: ...

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Convert a numerical matrix into a cell array of strings

Given a numerical matrix, output a *cell array of string*. For example: if input = 1:3 output is {'1','2','3'} whic...

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Convert a Cell Array into an Array

Given a square cell array: x = {'01', '56'; '234', '789'}; return a single character array: y = '0123456789'

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Remove element(s) from cell array

You can easily remove an element (or a column in any dimension) from a normal matrix, but assigning that value (or range) empty....

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String Array Basics, Part 1: Convert Cell Array to String Array; No Missing Values

<http://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/characters-and-strings.html String array> and cell array are two types of containers for s...

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Fix the last element of a cell array

Note: this is lifted directly from <http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/82825-puzzler-for-a-monday Puzzler for a Mond...

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Natural numbers in string form

Create a cell array of strings containing the first n natural numbers. _Slightly_ harder than it seems like it should be. Ex...

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Piecewise linear interpolation

Given an Mx2 vector and a row of M-1 integers, output a two column vector that linearly interpolates Y times between each succes...

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Find common elements in matrix rows

Given a matrix, find all elements that exist in every row. For example, given A = 1 2 3 5 9 2 5 9 3 2 5 9 ...

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Kaprekar Steps

6174 is the <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6174_%28number%29 Kaprekar constant>. All natural numbers less than 10,000 (except som...

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Find the peak 3n+1 sequence value

A Collatz sequence is the sequence where, for a given number n, the next number in the sequence is either n/2 if the number is e...

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Return the 3n+1 sequence for n

A Collatz sequence is the sequence where, for a given number n, the next number in the sequence is either n/2 if the number is e...

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Read a column of numbers and interpolate missing data

Given an input cell array of strings s, pick out the second column and turn it into a row vector of data. Missing data will be i...

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Alphabetize by last name

Given a list of names in a cell array, sort the list by the last name. So if list = {'Barney Google','Snuffy Smith','Dagwood ...

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Sort a list of complex numbers based on far they are from the origin.

Given a list of complex numbers z, return a list zSorted such that the numbers that are farthest from the origin (0+0i) appear f...

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Summing Digits within Text

Given a string with text and digits, add all the numbers together. Examples: Input str = '4 and 20 blackbirds baked in a...

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Make one big string out of two smaller strings

If you have two small strings, like 'a' and 'b', return them put together like 'ab'. 'a' and 'b' => 'ab' For extra ...

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Covering area

As an extension of the problem <http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/cody/problems/416-polygon-area>, find the area, bounded b...

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Pattern matching

Given a matrix, m-by-n, find all the rows that have the same "increase, decrease, or stay same" pattern going across the columns...

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Tell me the slope

Tell me the slope, given a vector with horizontal run first and vertical rise next. Example input: x = [10 2];

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Make a Palindrome Number

Some numbers like 323 are palindromes. Other numbers like 124 are not. But look what happens when we add that number to a revers...

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Is my wife right? Now with even more wrong husband

Again, as in "Is my wife right?" ( <http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/cody/problems/149-is-my-wife-right> ), answer 'yes' r...

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Trimming Spaces

Given a string, remove all leading and trailing spaces (where space is defined as ASCII 32). Input a = ' singular value deco...

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