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Make roundn function

Make roundn function using round. x=0.55555 y=function(x,1) y=1 y=function(x,2) y=0.6 y=function(x,3) ...

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Find the average of a random sequance

Write a function that generates random integers within a loop, and calculates the mean of the positive numbers only. At each ...

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How many trades represent all the profit?

Given a list of results from trades made: [1 3 -4 2 -1 2 3] We can add them up to see this series of trades made a profit ...

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Flag largest magnitude swings as they occur

You have a phenomenon that produces strictly positive or negative results. delta = [1 -3 4 2 -1 6 -2 -7]; Marching thr...

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Separate even from odd numbers in a vector - with a loop

*Using a loop*, rearrange a vector of integers such that the odd numbers appear at the beginning, and even numbers at the end. T...

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Make a run-length companion vector

Given a vector x, return a vector r that indicates the run length of any value in x. Each element in r shows how many times the ...

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Rounding off numbers to n decimals

Inspired by a mistake in one of the problems I created, I created this problem where you have to round off a floating point numb...

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Generate N equally spaced intervals between -L and L

Given N and L, return a list of numbers (in ascending order) that divides the interval [-L L] into N equal-length segments. F...

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Matlab Basics - Rounding III

Write a script to round a large number to the nearest 10,000 e.g. x = 12,358,466,243 --> y = 12,358,470,000

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Spot the outlier

All points except for one lie on a line. Which one is the outlier? Example: You are given a list of x-y pairs in a column ...

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Love triangles

Given a vector of lengths [a b c], determines whether a triangle with non-zero area (in two-dimensional Euclidean space, smarty!...

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Check that number is whole number

Check that number is whole number Say x=15, then answer is 1. x=15.2 , then answer is 0. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whole...

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First non-zero element in each column

For a given matrix, calculate the index of the first non-zero element in each column. Assuming a column with all elements zero ...

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Calculate the Levenshtein distance between two strings

This problem description is lifted from <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levenshtein_distance>. The Levenshtein distance betwee...

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Knight's Tour Checker

Given a matrix a, determine whether or not a legal <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knight's_tour knight's tour> is present. The kn...

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Given two strings, find the maximum overlap

Given two strings s1 and s2, create a new string s3 which is as short as possible and contains both strings. If s1 = [1 2...

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What is the next step in Conway's Life?

Given a matrix A that represents the state of <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway's_Game_of_Life Conway's game of Life> at one ...

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Remove the polynomials that have positive real elements of their roots.

The characteristic equation for a dynamic system is a polynomial whose roots indicate its behavior. If any of the <http://www.ma...

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Mandelbrot Numbers

The <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandelbrot_set Mandelbrot Set> is built around a simple iterative equation. z(1) = c z...

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DNA N-Gram Distribution

Given a string s and a number n, find the most frequently occurring n-gram in the string, where the n-grams can begin at any poi...

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Find state names that end with the letter A

Given a list of US states, remove all the states that end with the letter A. Example: Input s1 = 'Alabama Montana Nebras...

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Find the largest number

Find the largest number |x| among 4 numbers given as variables |a|, |b|, |c|, and |d|. Example: Input: a = 4; b = 7; c ...

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Find the biggest empty box

You are given a matrix that contains only ones and zeros. Think of the ones as columns in an otherwise empty floor plan. You wan...

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Sum of Two Numbers

Given two integer numbers x and y, calculate their sum and put it in z. Examples: Inputs x = 2, y = 4 Output z is 6 ...

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Wind Chill Computation

On a windy day, a temperature of 15 degrees may feel colder, perhaps 7 degrees. The formula below calculates the "wind chill," i...

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Sum of adjacent elements in a vector

Given a vector v, return a vector s containting the sum of every two adjacent elements in the vector. Every element s(i) cont...

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Find state names that start with the letter N

Given a list of US states, remove all the states that start with the letter N. If s1 = 'Alabama Montana Nebraska Vermont Ne...

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Increment a number, given its digits

Take as input an array of digits (e.g. x = [1 2 3]) and output an array of digits that is that number "incremented" properly, (i...

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Connect Four Win Checker

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connect_Four Connect Four> is a game where you try to get four pieces in a row. For this problem, ...

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