Community Profile # John D'Errico

### Retired

Last seen: Today Active since 2006

DON'T contact me. I won't answer questions. PERIOD. I don't do your homework. I won't do consulting. A retired mathematician, numerical analyst, woodworker, bridge player.

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Writing a math equation.
Good. You made an effort, did some reading. Not only that, but you are trying things, getting your hands dirty. Keep that up and...

7 hours ago | 0

How to determine the coefficient from the argmin function ?
What you need to unerstand is there is NO simple solution. There are no unique set of values a1, b1, c1 that solve the problem. ...

1 day ago | 1

Solve Equation which has 2 solutions but returns imaginary numbers
Super-complicated? Seriously? :) NOT. But I suppose complexity is in the eyes of the beholder. Start with this: Theta=[ 15] T...

1 day ago | 0

Unique values for each sequence
Hint: What does diff give you? TRY IT! x = [1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 3 3 3 2]; diff(x) What would happen if we tried find on that re...

2 days ago | 1

Hi Guys.. I need to print X values from intlinprog output from all 24 iterations as a matrix, when am trying to assign the values to A matrix its not happening. PLz help
Of course, we cannot answer your question in more depth, since you have not provided your data. But if we look at the screenshot...

2 days ago | 1

normpdf is taking zeros
No. At least, not in double precision. The "exact" value there is impossible to represent in a double precision number. The nor...

3 days ago | 0

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How to reduce computation time with 8 nested for loop
This is why there are optimization tools provided. Use them, instead of brute force search. But really, this is a combinatorial...

3 days ago | 0

How to put vector components into one single matrix and instead having them appear as two separate arrays
A very confusing question. But what about this does not do as you want? syms x y A = [2*x 1; 2 x*y] Admittedly, that is as sh...

3 days ago | 1

How to find the exact answer of an exponential equation?
syms t real Eqn = exp(-0.04*t)+exp(-0.12*t) - 1; Write it like that. I did so because now we can plot it. See that I specified...

4 days ago | 0

Increase arithmetic precision in using Cardano formula
Either use roots to solve for the roots of the quartic, or be forced to use symbolic form for the solutions. Note that roots wil...

5 days ago | 0

Chosing the step between lower bound and upper bound in genetic algorithm
Actually, this is simple. even trivial. Can you force a variable to take on integer valiues in GA? (yes) In the help for GA, I...

5 days ago | 0

how to find the root of function?
Or do this: alpha=0.74; g =0.5; gamma=1.2; sigma=1; phi=0.8; epsilon_1=1.5; w_r= (epsilon_1-1)/epsilon_1; syms n_h a ...

8 days ago | 0

Optimizing 1 equation with 7 variables
You do understand this is likely impossible to do? If there are ANY solutions which satisfy the given equality, then there are ...

8 days ago | 1

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Collatz Conjecture using for loop
Your code is close to a working algorithm. There are some issues truly good code would worry about. Could you ever have an over...

11 days ago | 2

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Invariably the data will vary by multiple orders of magnitude in such a problem. And that tends to imply the noise in your data ...

11 days ago | 1

Use a while loop to determine how many Fibonacci numbers are less than 100000.
What does your test do? That is... while x < 100000 Answer it tells when the INDEX of the Fibonacci number is less than 100000...

12 days ago | 0

I have a Matrix , and I want to multiply this Matrix with something so I can get zeros
Please stop posting answers when you are making only comments. In what you claim to have tried: A=[-3 6 -1 1 7;1 -2 2 3 -1;2 -...

12 days ago | 0

How to solve an equation system using a interp1-variable
interp1 is incompatible with symbolic parameters. You CANNOT use interp1 with solve. Period. So wherever you found that snippet ...

12 days ago | 0

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I have the following code to calculate d/dx sin(0.5)) using first derivative principle and compare it with the real value. Why does err starts increasing again?
What are you doing? You used a simple forward difference to compute the derivative, as an approximation to the derivative of sin...

13 days ago | 1

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The running time of binary integer linear programming and linear programming
Why is there something "wrong"? It is unexpected for you. But this just comes down to two different problems, solved by differen...

15 days ago | 0

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Matlab only calculates values for only certain inputs in a matrix.
Except that is not how to use a loop. You want to compute the inverse of each value in the array. function convof= inverseof(x)...

15 days ago | 0

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Am I understanding this correctly?
Yes. Colors that you would describe as red all have high values in the red channel, and small values in the green and blue chann...

15 days ago | 0

How to make constant to 1 in power function in curve fitting toolbox
Before you EVER make any fit to data, PLOT IT!!!!!!!! Plot your data. Then plot it in another way, until you have drained all th...

15 days ago | 0

fsolve doesn't find a solution when the value of the objective function is obtained through a Montecarlo simulation
Is your objective function a differentiable result of the parameters? If not, then fsolve cannot solve the problem. Fsol ve requ...

16 days ago | 0

How to create a vector of symbolic variables with specific labeling
The simple direct way seems easiest. v = sym('v',[1 29]); v = v([1 2 3 5 7 9 10 12 18 29])

16 days ago | 0

Unable to plot exponential graphs properly
What do you reasonably expect to happen? t varies over the interval -10 and 400. What is exp(-10)? If you don't know, then try ...

16 days ago | 0

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Plot graph of polynomials
That is not a polynomial. You have a sqrt root in there. And an absolute value. So learn how to use functions like abs, and sqr...

19 days ago | 1

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Can someone explain to me why I'm getting "Not enough input arguments" in line 2
For the simple reason that you named a function named size. Don't do this. Type this at the command line: which size -all If i...

20 days ago | 0