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radius of a spherical planet

You just measured its surface area, that is the input.

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Increment a number, given its digits

Take as input an array of digits (e.g. x = [1 2 3]) and output an array of digits that is that number "incremented" properly, (i...

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intersection of matrices

Given two matrices filled with ones and zeros, determine if they share a common row, column entry. These matrices are of identi...

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"Low : High - Low : High - Turn around " -- Create a subindices vector

Let two vectors *lo* and *hi* be given. The job is to create a index vector like so idx = [lo(1):hi(1) lo(2):hi(2) ...]...

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First non-zero element in each column

For a given matrix, calculate the index of the first non-zero element in each column. Assuming a column with all elements zero ...

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Extra safe primes

Did you know that the number 5 is the first safe prime? A safe prime is a prime number that can be expressed as 2p+1, where p is...

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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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How to subtract?

*± ± ± ± ± ± ± ± ± ± ±* * Imagine you need to subtract one...

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De-dupe

Remove all the redundant elements in a vector, but keep the first occurrence of each value in its original location. So if 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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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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Stuff the Board

You have a stack of tiles to put onto an array-like playing board. Each tile has a number (always an integer), and the board var...

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Find the Best Hotels

Given three input variables: * |hotels| - a list of hotel names * |ratings| - their ratings in a city * |cutoff| - the rat...

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Calculate BMI

Given a matrix |hw| (height and weight) with two columns, calculate BMI using these formulas: * 1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds * 1 ...

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Find the Oldest Person in a Room

Given two input vectors: * |name| - user last names * |age| - corresponding age of the person Return the name of the ol...

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Verify Law of Large Numbers

If a large number of fair N-sided dice are rolled, the average of the simulated rolls is likely to be close to the mean of 1,2,....

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Convert from Fahrenheit to Celsius

Given an input vector |F| containing temperature values in Fahrenheit, return an output vector |C| that contains the values in C...

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Calculate Amount of Cake Frosting

Given two input variables |r| and |h|, which stand for the radius and height of a cake, calculate the surface area of the cake y...

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Fix the last element of a cell array

Note: this is lifted directly from <http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/82825-puzzler-for-a-monday Puzzler for a Mond...

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Natural numbers in string form

Create a cell array of strings containing the first n natural numbers. _Slightly_ harder than it seems like it should be. Ex...

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String Array Basics, Part 1: Convert Cell Array to String Array; No Missing Values

<http://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/characters-and-strings.html String array> and cell array are two types of containers for s...

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Cell Counting: How Many Draws?

You are given a cell array containing information about a number of soccer games. Each cell contains one of the following: * ...

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Remove element(s) from cell array

You can easily remove an element (or a column in any dimension) from a normal matrix, but assigning that value (or range) empty....

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Split a string into chunks of specified length

Given a string and a vector of integers, break the string into chunks whose lengths are given by the elements of the vector. Ex...

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Convert a Cell Array into an Array

Given a square cell array: x = {'01', '56'; '234', '789'}; return a single character array: y = '0123456789'

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Create a Multiplication table matrix...

Create a product table in this format: P = [ 1 2 3 4 5; 2 4 6 8 10; 3 6 9 12 15; 4 8 12 1...

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Alternating sum

Given vector x, calculate the alternating sum y = x(1) - x(2) + x(3) - x(4) + ...

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Convert a numerical matrix into a cell array of strings

Given a numerical matrix, output a *cell array of string*. For example: if input = 1:3 output is {'1','2','3'} whic...

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"mirror" matrix

Create n x 2n "mirror" matrix of this type: Examples For n = 2 m = [ 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 ] For n = 3 m = ...

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