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Alan Jennings


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53 total contributions since 2010

I'm a controls student at University of Dayton pursuing a PhD by applying developmental learning so robots can incrementally learn high dimension tasks. I was a DAGSI fellow, but am currently an Ohio Space Grant Consortium fellow. I also work at the Air Force Institute of Technology using real-time pan-tilt-zoom cameras to find wing shapes in flight or space boom deployment characteristics.
Professional Interests: Learning, controls, robotics

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Find the longest sequence of 1's in a binary sequence.
Given a string such as s = '011110010000000100010111' find the length of the longest string of consecutive 1's. In this examp...

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Target sorting
Sort the given list of numbers |a| according to how far away each element is from the target value |t|. The result should return...

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Bullseye Matrix
Given n (always odd), return output a that has concentric rings of the numbers 1 through (n+1)/2 around the center point. Exampl...

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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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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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Which values occur exactly three times?
Return a list of all values (sorted smallest to largest) that appear exactly three times in the input vector x. So if x = [1 2...

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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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Find the numeric mean of the prime numbers in a matrix.
There will always be at least one prime in the matrix. Example: Input in = [ 8 3 5 9 ] Output out is 4...

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Summing digits
Given n, find the sum of the digits that make up 2^n. Example: Input n = 7 Output b = 11 since 2^7 = 128, and 1 + ...

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Create strong passwords
Creates passwords with customizable character limits also allowing for limited character sets

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Sphere Fit (least squared)
Fits a sphere to a set of noisy data. Does not require a wide arc or many points.

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Create Video of Rotating 3D Plot
Specify a set of view angles and this function creates a video for use in presentations.

3 years ago | 93 downloads |

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Optimal Inverse Function Creation
Creates continuous, optimal inverse-functions: given a desired output, finds the optimal input

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Unbounded Resolution for Function Approximation
A continuous function is optimized for varying outputs and increasing parameterization dimension

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Inverse Optimal Functions for Motoman HP-3 Tip Precision
A population based optimization increases pointing precision for a planar robotic arm.

4 years ago | 3 downloads |

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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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Fibonacci sequence
Calculate the nth Fibonacci number. Given n, return f where f = fib(n) and f(1) = 1, f(2) = 1, f(3) = 2, ... Examples: Inpu...

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Scrabble Scores
Given a word, determine its score in <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrabble Scrabble>. The input string will always be provide...

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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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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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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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Sums with Excluded Digits
Add all the integers from 1 to n in which the digit m does not appear. m will always be a single digit integer from 0 to 9. no...

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Remove any row in which a NaN appears
Given the matrix A, return B in which all the rows that have one or more <http://www.mathworks.com/help/techdoc/ref/nan.html NaN...

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Balanced number
Given a positive integer find whether it is a balanced number. For a balanced number the sum of first half of digits is equal to...

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Making change
Given an amount of currency, return a vector of this form: [100 50 20 10 5 2 1 0.5 0.25 0.1 0.05 0.01] Example: Input a = ...

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Back and Forth Rows
Given a number n, create an n-by-n matrix in which the integers from 1 to n^2 wind back and forth along the rows as shown in the...

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Triangle Numbers
Triangle numbers are the sums of successive integers. So 6 is a triangle number because 6 = 1 + 2 + 3 which can be displa...

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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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Add two numbers
Given a and b, return the sum a+b in c.

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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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