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Rick Amos

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Last seen: 6 days ago Active since 2012

Developer at MathWorks, working on Parallel Computing Toolbox.

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Mandelbrot Numbers
The <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandelbrot_set Mandelbrot Set> is built around a simple iterative equation. z(1) = c z...

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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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Is my wife right?
Regardless of input, output the string 'yes'.

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Encode Roman Numerals
Create a function taking a non-negative integer as its parameter and returning a string containing the Roman Numeral representat...

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Clean the List of Names
Given a list of names in a cell array, remove any duplications that result from different capitalizations of the same string. So...

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Counting in Finnish
Sort a vector of single digit whole numbers alphabetically by their name, in Finnish. See the Wikipedia page for <http://en.wik...

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Indexed Probability Table
This question was inspired by a Stack Overflow question forwarded to me by Matt Simoneau. Given a vector x, make an indexed pro...

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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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Renaming a field in a structure array
MATLAB has a <http://www.mathworks.com/help/techdoc/ref/setfield.html setfield> and a <http://www.mathworks.com/help/techdoc/ref...

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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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Function Iterator
Given a handle fh to a function which takes a scalar input and returns a scalar output and an integer n >= 1, return a handle f...

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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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Duplicates
Write a function that accepts a cell array of strings and returns another cell array of strings *with only the duplicates* retai...

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Remove all the words that end with "ain"
Given the string s1, return the string s2 with the target characters removed. For example, given s1 = 'the main event' your ...

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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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Reverse Run-Length Encoder
Given a "counting sequence" vector x, construct the original sequence y. A counting sequence is formed by "counting" the entrie...

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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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Finding Perfect Squares
Given a vector of numbers, return true if one of the numbers is a square of one of the other numbers. Otherwise return false. E...

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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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

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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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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:...

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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...

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