Community Profile

photo

James Tursa


Last seen: Today
3,277 total contributions since 2007

Interested in external applications, mex & engine applications with Fortran, C, C++, etc, particularly in the areas of speed improvement and memory management efficiencies.

Contact

James Tursa's Badges

  • Master
  • Personal Best Downloads Level 3
  • First Review
  • 5-Star Galaxy Level 5
  • First Submission
  • 36 Month Streak
  • Thankful Level 2
  • Revival Level 2
  • Knowledgeable Level 4
  • First Answer
  • Solver

View details...

Contributions in
View by

Answered
return any angle to (0 to 2pi) range
The short answer: mod(x,2*pi) The long answer for this particular mod operation, is that if you want to get the same answer fo...

10 hours ago | 0

| accepted

Answered
Precision quandaries: why can I print 64 digits?
What you describe sounds like it is just a display issue. Earlier versions of MATLAB on PC machines used a library print functi...

12 hours ago | 0

Answered
Grabbing number from array to calculate the numerical derivative
For the version you post, see the diff( ) function along with element-wise divide. E.g., diff(y) ./ diff(x) If that doesn't wo...

1 day ago | 0

| accepted

Answered
Coding a quadratic root finder
I would advise having your logic figure out what situation you have before you start solving things. E.g., something like if( a...

2 days ago | 0

Answered
Numerical solution of ODEs system using ODE45
You've got a 2nd order DE and a 3rd order DE, so the order of your system is 2+3=5, not 6. So your state vector should have 5 e...

2 days ago | 1

Answered
Am I doing this right? (a Math formula to Matlab language)
You are on the right track, but have typos in the code due to parentheses issues. A = sum( (x - y).^2 ); B = sum( (x - mean(x)...

3 days ago | 1

| accepted

Answered
Numerical solution of Higher order differential equation using ODE45 and a m. archice
t is a number, not a symbol. So u = sin(t) is a number, not a symbolic function. So doing diff(u) does diff on a single value,...

3 days ago | 0

| accepted

Answered
Write an executable script file (m-file) that takes no inputs and returns the displacement and stored energy of a spring system after prompting the user for the 1) input forces (in N) on the spring and 2) the spring constant (in N/m).
To get you started, simply create an m-file with something like this at the front end: F = input('Input the force on the spring...

5 days ago | 0

| accepted

Answered
How can I add 1 to a particular element in a matrix?
M = your 13x13 matrix M(1,2) = M(1,2) + 1;

6 days ago | 0

| accepted

Answered
How to determine Simplex using Nelder-Mead Algorithm in all direction?
The Nelder-Mead Simplex Method is an adaptive method that adjusts the lengths and directions dynamically. The vertices could be ...

7 days ago | 0

Answered
Question on why tilde cannot return the opposite statement result
Precedence of ~ is hgher than >, so it gets performed first. You need to use parentheses: ~(adultdata.age>50)

7 days ago | 0

| accepted

Answered
A single column vector or an array, which is faster?
Other things you are doing in your code are likely to dominate run times. We would need to see your particular application to of...

7 days ago | 0

| accepted

Answered
Matrices and indexing ?!
[LX,LY] = ndgrid(Lx,Ly); z = LX(:)./LY(:) <= 2; LX = LX(z); LY = LY(z); LX and LY contain the number pairs that match the co...

8 days ago | 0

Answered
Sort rows of matrix by matching column with another matrix column
E.g., assuming everything in column 31 has a match [~,x] = ismember(A(:,31),B(:,31)); Bsort = B(x,:);

8 days ago | 1

| accepted

Answered
how to find max value of a function with a for loop
Make e a vector. E.g., for i=1:length(x) e(i) = y(i) - (m*x(i)-b); % <-- Are you sure that isn't supposed to be (m*x(i) +...

8 days ago | 1

| accepted

Answered
How to solve a system of ODEs and plot the result
This is where you needed to show us the complete code and the complete error message. It is probably complaining about your init...

8 days ago | 0

| accepted

Answered
precision of calculation with Matlab
Calculators may not use the same floating point representations or arithmetic routines that MATLAB uses, so differences in the t...

8 days ago | 0

Answered
How to code for this equation in Matlab
Assuming that f(x) is really supposed to be f(t): f = @(t)exp(j*w*t); But, you will need to have w defined prior to this.

8 days ago | 0

| accepted

Answered
Mex C file generation Linker library error
Do you already have a zzz.lib file? Normally to get your mexFunction code to link to the library you simply include it as part ...

9 days ago | 0

| accepted

Answered
rand command give different answer
rand( ) is a random number generator ... it is supposed to give a different result. doc rand If you want to start over with th...

10 days ago | 1

Answered
Help creating an array to hold approx error from a taylor series
Generally, just index into your variable inside the loop: a_values(index) = a_err; If the indexing could be large, you would a...

11 days ago | 0

Answered
What is the Aerospace Blockset quaternion convention?
See also the Answer in this post: https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/465053-rotation-order-of-quatrotate

12 days ago | 0

Answered
angle between three points (in 3D)?
See the discussion in these links: https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/101590-how-can-i-determine-the-angle-between...

12 days ago | 0

Answered
How to convert char to uint8 and vice versa without changing the underlying data
Simply: c = original char array u = uint8(c); Or u = original uint8 array c = char(u); If you mean you want to reinterpret...

14 days ago | 0

Answered
Multiplying each column of a matrix with a specific value
mat=[2,1,0,0;1,0,0,0;0,0,0,1]; % 2D matrix f = [25,5,10,1]; % row vector result = f .* mat; % element-wise multiply with virtu...

14 days ago | 0

| accepted

Answered
Creating Unit vectors in a loop
Since a complete answer has already been posted, I will post this one using a cell array result which will be much easier to ind...

15 days ago | 1

Answered
When i run this code i get error using dec2bin (too many input arguments).
MATLAB is case sensitive. Text (uppercase T) is different from text (lowercase t). In the future, please post the complete erro...

15 days ago | 0

Answered
Maclauren Series Iteration. Answer provided just having trouble getting code to run properly
Some issues: 1) This line: new_cos=(old_cos-(x^n))/(factorial(n)); You are dividing the old_cos by the factorial(n). This do...

15 days ago | 1

| accepted

Answered
Model a simple circular satellite orbit in time
Since you are setting up a circular orbit, just scale the time by the period to get theta. E.g., since one period would be an an...

16 days ago | 0

| accepted

Load more