# Richard Alcock

### MathWorks

Software Developer Manager at MathWorks, working on https://www.mathworks.com/products/matlab-drive.html

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Failing to install Hardware Support Package without using a GUI

Try using Xvfb to create a temporary display while running the installation command Something like this xvfb-run -a ./Suppor...

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Run Matlab image from Jenkins pipeline to perform Matlab related operations

Take a look at https://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/matlab_prog/project-ci-jenkins.html

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Pernicious Anniversary Problem

Since Cody is 5 years old, it's pernicious. A <http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Pernicious_numbers Pernicious number> is an integer w...

4 years ago

Install error when installing MATLAB DRIVE

Apologies for not following up quicker - this issue should have been fixed in the June update to MATLAB Drive Connector which yo...

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Installing Matlab Drive on Linux

You need to run the downloaded .bin file directly from a terminal. For example, if file was downloaded to the |Downloads| direct...

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Install error when installing MATLAB DRIVE

Hi Hanseul Yun, The MATLAB Drive Connector development team are aware of this issue. We should have a fix for it in a upcomi...

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This is a palindrome and so am I

A palindrome is a sequence of characters which reads the same backward or forward, for instance 'a man a plan a canal panama'...

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Text processing - Help Johnny write a letter home from camp

Johnny overuses the word 'great'. Write a script that will help him with this and future letters. If a sentence contains more ...

8 years ago

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2048 Next Move

Given a board in the game 2048 (see the game here: <http://gabrielecirulli.github.io/2048/ 2048>) and a direction ('up','down','...

8 years ago

Should I close the matlabpool

The |pool| should notice when the client MCR (or client |MATLAB|) goes away and will effectively be closed at that point - the c...

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How can I load only a certain range of a data file (.mat)?

Have a look at the <http://www.mathworks.co.uk/help/matlab/ref/matfile.html matfile> function (Introduced in MATLAB R2011b). Th...

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Deployed applications - Display from within a parfor loop and some other questions

1) The lack of display from inside the *parfor* loop is unfortunately a problem in the R2012b release of Parallel Computing Tool...

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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...

10 years ago

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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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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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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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Too mean-spirited

Find the mean of each consecutive pair of numbers in the input row vector. For example, x=[1 2 3] ----> y = [1.5 2.5] x=[1...

10 years ago

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Fizz Buzz

Given an array of positive, non-zero, integers, return a cell array of strings the same size as the input, where each element in...

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Fizz Buzz

Given an array of positive, non-zero, integers, return a cell array of strings the same size as the input, where each element in...

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to MATLAB

Output logical "true" if the input is the answer to life, the universe and everything. Otherwise, output logical "false".

10 years ago

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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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Pizza!

Given a circular pizza with radius _z_ and thickness _a_, return the pizza's volume. [ _z_ is first input argument.] Non-scor...

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Cell joiner

You are given a cell array of strings and a string delimiter. You need to produce one string which is composed of each string fr...

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The Goldbach Conjecture

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

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Determine if input is odd

Given the input n, return true if n is odd or false if n is even.

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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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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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Make the vector [1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10]

In MATLAB, you create a vector by enclosing the elements in square brackets like so: x = [1 2 3 4] Commas are optional, s...

10 years ago