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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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Encode Roman Numerals
Create a function taking a non-negative integer as its parameter and returning a string containing the Roman Numeral representat...

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The Glass Half Full
Identical glasses are placed in a triangular tower structure, such that the top level (L = 1) comprises one glass, the next leve...

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Find the two most distant points
Given a collection of points, return the indices of the rows that contain the two points most distant from one another. The inpu...

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QWERTY coordinates
Given a lowercase letter or a digit as input, return the row where that letter appears on a <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboa...

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Remove all the words that end with "ain"
Given the string s1, return the string s2 with the target characters removed. For example, given s1 = 'the main event' your ...

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Extract leading non-zero digit
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benford%27s_law Benford's Law> states that the distribution of leading digits is not random. This...

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Sum of diagonal of a square matrix
If x = [1 2 4; 3 4 5; 5 6 7] then y should be the sum of the diagonals of the matrix y = 1 + 4 + 7 = 12

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inner product of two vectors
inner product of two vectors

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Length of the hypotenuse
Given short sides of lengths a and b, calculate the length c of the hypotenuse of the right-angled triangle. <<http://upload....

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Is this triangle right-angled?
Given three positive numbers a, b, c, where c is the largest number, return *true* if the triangle with sides a, b and c is righ...

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Bottles of beer
Given an input number representing the number of bottles of beer on the wall, output how many are left if you take one down and ...

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radius of a spherical planet
You just measured its surface area, that is the input.

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Distance walked 1D
Suppose you go from position 7 to 10 to 6 to 4. Then you have walked 9 units of distance, since 7 to 10 is 3 units, 10 to 6 is 4...

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Reverse the vector
Reverse the vector elements. Example: Input x = [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9] Output y = [9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1]

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The Goldbach Conjecture, Part 2
The <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldbach's_conjecture Goldbach conjecture> asserts that every even integer greater than 2 can ...

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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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Interpolator
You have a two vectors, a and b. They are monotonic and the same length. Given a value, va, where va is between a(1) and a(end...

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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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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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Remove the small words from a list of words.
Your job is to tidy up a list of words that appear in a string. The words are separated by one or more spaces. Remove all words ...

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Clean the List of Names
Given a list of names in a cell array, remove any duplications that result from different capitalizations of the same string. So...

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Implement a ROT13 cipher
Replace each character in string s1 with the character that is shifted 13 positions from it (wrap back to the beginning if neces...

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Test for balanced parentheses
Given the input inStr, give the boolean output out indicating whether all the parentheses are balanced. Examples: * If ...

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Longest Divisor Run
Given the vector a, find the longest run of consecutive numbers that can be evenly divided by the same number d where d > 1. ...

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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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Prime factor digits
Consider the following number system. Calculate the prime factorization for each number n, then represent the prime factors in a...

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It dseon't mettar waht oedrr the lrettes in a wrod are.
An internet meme from 2003 (read more <http://www.snopes.com/language/apocryph/cambridge.asp here>) asserted that readers are re...

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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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