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Error using FreezePanes in Excel

You could try setting the property with a logical value, since it expects a Boolean type: Excel.ActiveWindow.FreezePanes = true...

Error using FreezePanes in Excel

You could try setting the property with a logical value, since it expects a Boolean type: Excel.ActiveWindow.FreezePanes = true...

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How do I skip items in a legend?

To exclude items from a legend, you can specify the objects that you want to include as the first input argument to the “legend”...

How do I skip items in a legend?

To exclude items from a legend, you can specify the objects that you want to include as the first input argument to the “legend”...

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What matlab easter eggs do you know?

As <http://blogs.mathworks.com/steve/2006/10/17/the-story-behind-the-matlab-default-image/ Steve discussed in one of his blog po...

What matlab easter eggs do you know?

As <http://blogs.mathworks.com/steve/2006/10/17/the-story-behind-the-matlab-default-image/ Steve discussed in one of his blog po...

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I am trying to use the function imfill() but it does not run and the following message is displayed: Undefined function or variable 'eml_assert_all_constant'. I can't find such fuction in MATLAB documentation.

If you use the function <https://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/ref/which.html |which|> like so: which iptcheckconn -all ...

I am trying to use the function imfill() but it does not run and the following message is displayed: Undefined function or variable 'eml_assert_all_constant'. I can't find such fuction in MATLAB documentation.

If you use the function <https://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/ref/which.html |which|> like so: which iptcheckconn -all ...

2 years ago | 3

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dirPlus

dirPlus will recursively collect a list of files/folders from a folder tree.

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MouseManager

The MouseManager class provides an interface for managing mouse interactions with figure objects.

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Why is subsref and subscripted reference not equivalent

Not sure if this is a complete answer, but it appears that invoking subsref directly requires a stricter definition of the outpu...

Why is subsref and subscripted reference not equivalent

Not sure if this is a complete answer, but it appears that invoking subsref directly requires a stricter definition of the outpu...

2 years ago | 1

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Is this triangle right-angled?

Given any three positive numbers a, b, c, return true if the triangle with sides a, b and c is right-angled. Otherwise, return f...

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Area of an equilateral triangle

Calculate the area of an equilateral triangle of side x. <<http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e0/Equilateral-tr...

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Area of an Isoceles Triangle

An isosceles triangle has equal sides of length x and a base of length y. Find the area, A, of the triangle. <<http://upload...

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Length of a short side

Calculate the length of the short side, a, of a right-angled triangle with hypotenuse of length c, and other short side of lengt...

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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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Swap the first and last columns

Flip the outermost columns of matrix A, so that the first column becomes the last and the last column becomes the first. All oth...

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Make a checkerboard matrix

Given an integer n, make an n-by-n matrix made up of alternating ones and zeros as shown below. The a(1,1) should be 1. Example...

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Find all elements less than 0 or greater than 10 and replace them with NaN

Given an input vector x, find all elements of x less than 0 or greater than 10 and replace them with NaN. Example: Input ...

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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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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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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...

4 years ago

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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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Find the sum of all the numbers of the input vector

Find the sum of all the numbers of the input vector x. Examples: Input x = [1 2 3 5] Output y is 11 Input x ...

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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...

4 years ago

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Times 2 - START HERE

Try out this test problem first. Given the variable x as your input, multiply it by two and put the result in y. Examples:...

4 years ago

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Solve the Sudoku Row

*Description* A simple yet tedious task occurs near the end of most Sudoku-solving algorithms, computerized or manual. The ta...

4 years ago

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Hump-day challenger - Recursion

My first attempt: function index = find_index(M,V) switch numel(M) case 0 index = []; case 1 ...

Hump-day challenger - Recursion

My first attempt: function index = find_index(M,V) switch numel(M) case 0 index = []; case 1 ...

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How can i remove the sky from this image. (About background removal question)

I'm unclear how <http://www.mathworks.com/help/techdoc/ref/zeros.html ZEROS> is to be used for this problem, but you could do it...

How can i remove the sky from this image. (About background removal question)

I'm unclear how <http://www.mathworks.com/help/techdoc/ref/zeros.html ZEROS> is to be used for this problem, but you could do it...

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How do I generate a given Matrix in one command?

I can't believe no one suggested dilation: A = imdilate(eye(5),ones(2)); Or convolution: A = sign(conv2(eye(5),ones(2),'s...

How do I generate a given Matrix in one command?

I can't believe no one suggested dilation: A = imdilate(eye(5),ones(2)); Or convolution: A = sign(conv2(eye(5),ones(2),'s...

8 years ago | 3

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Slice thickness information lost when using dicomwrite()

I think your problem may be the missing capitalization of the "t" in the name |SliceThickness|. Notice that all the fields in th...

Slice thickness information lost when using dicomwrite()

I think your problem may be the missing capitalization of the "t" in the name |SliceThickness|. Notice that all the fields in th...

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