My answer is 'abcdefghi'. Higher priority, more important one comes first.
Post you answer. Maybe I can collect all of them and give a statistic.
a. To learn new tricks b. To challenge myself c. To help others d. To improve Matlab software e. To seek help f. To socialize g. To earn reputation points h. To help Mathworks' business i. To kill time
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['a':'c' 'f' 'i']
I've learned how to program in MATLAB pretty much exclusively from CSSM and Answers. The quick fun challenges/socialization with people from all over the world are an added benefit.
When Answers was first instituted, I didn't really see the need for it in addition to CSSM. But it does seem to have a bit higher signal to noise ratio, and I like the instantaneous posting (rather than waiting minutes for CSSM posts to show). I'll go with abcdei.
All of the above, more or less, and ranked differently according to my mood and need or both. ;-)
Listed in alphabetical order, you wanna how I rank them, no wayyyyy.
choices = 'abcefgi'; disp(choices(randperm(length(choices))))
abef and, when well trained, c. "MATLAB Answers" is a great place where I get surprised coz being here I'm always like a layman to MATLAB. Many thanks to all the guys who did and do help.:)
j. To see how much farther back my reputation points are compared to Walter and Matt.
For Walter, because even he can't answer all of the questions!
Or, failing that,
The first two are actually fairly accurate! In many ways, I guess it's (h), partly by doing (c) and partly by seeing what MATLAB users want to know, what they're struggling with, what they're trying to do, etc.
But pretty much (a)-(i) to some degree, plus (j): I'm a massive dork.
I don't work with any Simulink experts, just a group of self-taught beginners. Answers provides me with a link to experts; several are active here. I feel obliged to help other learners and can actually contribute something because the same starter questions reappear often.
When I get blocked with my research, here at least I can make an epsilon contribution to something ...
a. To learn new tricks b. To challenge myself e. To seek help
I think the collective knowledge of the group of people that are on here can solve almost any problem when working with MATLAB. The real challenge, is effectively tapping into that knowledge.