# Thomas Steffen

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Luhn's Algorithm

Luhn's Algorithm is used as a checksum for credit card numbers or similar identifiers. It can detect single-digit changes and sw...

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Metronome with Driving Force

Demonstrate synchronisation of five metronomes

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Six Steps to PCA - Step 2: Covariance

*Previous problems in this series* * <http://www.mathworks.co.uk/matlabcentral/cody/problems/2043-six-steps-to-pca-step-1-cen...

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Six Steps to PCA - Step 1: Centre and Standardize

*Introduction* Principal Component Analysis (PCA) is a classic among the many methods of multivariate data analysis. Invented...

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Make an awesome ramp for a tiny motorcycle stuntman

Okay, given a vector, say v=[1 3 6 9 11], turn it into a matrix 'ramp' like so: m=[1 3 6 9 11; 3 6 9 11 0; 6 9 ...

3 years ago

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Some Assembly Required

The input to this function is a matrix of real numbers. Your job is to assemble the rows of the matrix into one large row that ...

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Permute diagonal and antidiagonal

Permute diagonal and antidiagonal For example [1 2 3;4 5 6;7 8 9] -> [3 2 1;4 5 6;9 8 7] WITHOUT diag function (and variable n...

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Operate on matrices of unequal, yet similar, size

You may want to add a vector to a matrix, implying that the vector is added to each column of the matrix. Or multiply a 3x4x5 ma...

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Set some matrix elements to zero

First get the maximum of each *row*, and afterwards set all the other elements to zero. For example, this matrix: 1 2 3 ...

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Removing rows from a matrix is easy - but what about inserting rows?

Assume A is a 5-by-5 matrix. A([2,4],:) = [] is a quick way to remove rows 2 and 4. Can you find a quick way to insert rows into...

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Matrix with different incremental runs

Given a vector of positive integers a = [ 3 2 4 ]; create the matrix where the *i* th column contains the vector *1:a(i)...

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Rotate input square matrix 90 degrees CCW without rot90

Rotate input matrix (which will be square) 90 degrees counter-clockwise without using rot90,flipud,fliplr, or flipdim (or eval)....

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N-Dimensional Array Slice

Given an N-dimensional array, _A_, an index, _I_, and a dimension, _d_, return the _I_ th elements of _A_ in the _d_ dimension. ...

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surrounded matrix

With a given matrix A (size m x n) create a matrix B (size m+2 x n+2) so that the matrix A is surrounded by ones: A = [1 2 ...

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Remove the air bubbles

Given a matrix a, return a matrix b in which all the zeros have "bubbled" to the top. That is, any zeros in a given column shoul...

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Reverse the elements of an array

Reverse the order of elements in an array: eg: input X = [ 1 2 3 ; 4 5 6 ; 7 8 9 ] o...

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Back to basics 23 - Triangular matrix

Covering some basic topics I haven't seen elsewhere on Cody. Given an input matrix, return a matrix with all elements above a...

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Flip the main diagonal of a matrix

Given a n x n matrix, M, flip its main diagonal. Example: >> M=magic(5); >> flipDiagonal(M) 9 24 1 ...

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Remove NaN ?

input -> matrix (n*m) with at least one element equal to NaN; output -> matrix(p*m), the same matrix where we deleted the enti...

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Back to basics 21 - Matrix replicating

Covering some basic topics I haven't seen elsewhere on Cody. Given an input matrix, generate an output matrix that consists o...

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function on a moving window

Create a function that applies an operation (such as @sum, @mean, @std, @norm etc) to a moving window of the data. First exam...

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Filter AC, pass DC

Input x is the sampled signal vector, may have both AC and DC components. Output vector y should not contain any AC component. ...

3 years ago

what is the difference between 5 different algorithm in fmincon? which one would you suggest for my case which is explained in the body?

If your objective function has only one local minimum, it does not matter which x0 you specify. If there are several local m...

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Side of a rhombus

If a rhombus has diagonals of length x and x+1, then what is the length of its side, y? <<http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipe...

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Area of an Isoceles Triangle

An isosceles triangle has equal sides of length x and a base of length y. Find the area, A, of the triangle. <<http://upload...

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Is this triangle right-angled?

Given any three positive numbers a, b, c, return true if the triangle with sides a, b and c is right-angled. Otherwise, return f...

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Find a Pythagorean triple

Given four different positive numbers, a, b, c and d, provided in increasing order: a < b < c < d, find if any three of them com...

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Triangle sequence

A sequence of triangles is constructed in the following way: 1) the first triangle is Pythagoras' 3-4-5 triangle 2) the s...

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Divisible by n, Composite Divisors

Pursuant to <http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/cody/problems/42453-divisible-by-n-prime-vs-composite-divisors Divisible by ...

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Divisible by 14

Write a function to determine if a number is divisible by 14. If a number is <http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/cody/proble...

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