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The 5th Root

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Basic electricity in a dry situation

This is a very hypothetical situation between two individuals in a very dry atmosphere. He came running in rubber boots when...

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Roll the Dice!

*Description* Return two random integers between 1 and 6, inclusive, to simulate rolling 2 dice. *Example* [x1,x2] =...

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to MATLAB

Output logical "true" if the input is the answer to life, the universe and everything. Otherwise, output logical "false".

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Remove any row in which a NaN appears

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Weighted average

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How many trades represent all the profit?

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Is my wife right? Now with even more wrong husband

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Pizza!

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Indexed Probability Table

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De-dupe

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Pangrams!

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Elapsed Time

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mex of non-ansi C code with WindowsSDK on 64-bit machine

Is there an equivalent of removing the -ansi flag for the Windows SDK compiler? I am attempting to mex a C package in MATLAB ...

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Bullseye Matrix

Given n (always odd), return output a that has concentric rings of the numbers 1 through (n+1)/2 around the center point. Exampl...

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Return the largest number that is adjacent to a zero

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Find the longest sequence of 1's in a binary sequence.

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Find the numeric mean of the prime numbers in a matrix.

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Finding Perfect Squares

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Remove all the consonants

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Fibonacci sequence

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Back and Forth Rows

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Determine whether a vector is monotonically increasing

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Who Has the Most Change?

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Triangle Numbers

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

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