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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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Generate N equally spaced intervals between -L and L

Given N and L, return a list of numbers (in ascending order) that divides the interval [-L L] into N equal-length segments. F...

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We love vectorized solutions. Problem 1 : remove the row average.

Given a 2-d matrix, remove the row average from each row. Your solution MUST be vectorized. The solution will be tested for ac...

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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String Array Basics, Part 2: Convert String Array to Cell 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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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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Create a cell array out of a struct

Create a cell array out of a (single) struct with the fieldname in the first column and the value in the second column: in: ...

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Cell joiner

You are given a cell array of strings and a string delimiter. You need to produce one string which is composed of each string fr...

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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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Remove all the consonants

Remove all the consonants in the given phrase. Example: Input s1 = 'Jack and Jill went up the hill'; Output s2 is 'a ...

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Remove the vowels

Remove all the vowels in the given phrase. Example: Input s1 = 'Jack and Jill went up the hill' Output s2 is 'Jck nd Jll wn...

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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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Elapsed Time

Given two date strings d1 and d2 of the form yyyy/mm/dd HH:MM:SS (assume hours HH is in 24 hour mode), determine how much time, ...

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Alphabetize by last name

Given a list of names in a cell array, sort the list by the last name. So if list = {'Barney Google','Snuffy Smith','Dagwood ...

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Read a column of numbers and interpolate missing data

Given an input cell array of strings s, pick out the second column and turn it into a row vector of data. Missing data will be i...

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Interpolator

You have a two vectors, a and b. They are monotonic and the same length. Given a value, va, where va is between a(1) and a(end...

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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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Fibonacci-Sum of Squares

Given the Fibonacci sequence defined by the following recursive relation, * F(n) = F(n-1) + F(n-2) * where F(1) = 1 and F(1)...

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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 random, non-repeating vector.

This is a basic MATLAB operation. It is for instructional purposes. --- If you want to get a random permutation of integer...

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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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Swap the input arguments

Write a two-input, two-output function that swaps its two input arguments. For example: [q,r] = swap(5,10) returns q = ...

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Length of the hypotenuse

Given short sides of lengths a and b, calculate the length c of the hypotenuse of the right-angled triangle. <<http://upload....

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Magic is simple (for beginners)

Determine for a magic square of order n, the magic sum m. For example m=15 for a magic square of order 3.

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