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Calculate the Levenshtein distance between two strings
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Pizza!
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Summing Digits within Text
Given a string with text and digits, add all the numbers together. Examples: Input str = '4 and 20 blackbirds baked in a...

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Replace NaNs with the number that appears to its left in the row.
Replace NaNs with the number that appears to its left in the row. If there are more than one consecutive NaNs, they should all ...

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Find state names that end with the letter A
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Find the two-word state names
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Given a list of US states, remove all the states that start with the letter N. If s1 = 'Alabama Montana Nebraska Vermont Ne...

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Find common elements in matrix rows
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Indexed Probability Table
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Making change
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Remove any row in which a NaN appears
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Find the maximum number of decimal places in a set of numbers
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Matlab Basics - Rounding III
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