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# Miles Walker

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138 total contributions since 2019

Mechanical Engineer

Interests: optimal control, thermal systems modelling, combining the two

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Given a and b, return the sum a+b in c.

5 months ago

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Angle between two vectors
You have two vectors , determine the angle between these two vectors For example: u = [0 0 1]; v = [1 0 0]; The a...

11 months ago

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Is the Point in a Circle?
Check whether a point or multiple points is/are in a circle centered at point (x0, y0) with radius r. Points = [x, y]; c...

11 months ago

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Calculate the area of a triangle between three points
Calculate the area of a triangle between three points: P1(X1,Y1) P2(X2,Y2) P3(X3,Y3) these three points are the vert...

11 months ago

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Television Screen Dimensions
Given a width to height ratio of a TV screen given as _w_ and _h_ as well as the diagonal length of the television _l_, return t...

11 months ago

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How many Christmas presents under the tree?
For many families at Christmas, each family member gives 1 present to every other family member. The main exception is that chil...

12 months ago | 2 | 14 solvers

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How many days?!?
Christmas is coming earlier and earlier each year. Thanks to rampant commercialism and Christmas Creep, "The Twelve Days of Chr...

12 months ago

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Right and wrong
Given a vector of lengths [a b c], determines whether a triangle with those sides lengths is a right triangle: <http://en.wikipe...

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Make a run-length companion vector
Given a vector x, return a vector r that indicates the run length of any value in x. Each element in r shows how many times the ...

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Implement simple rotation cypher
If given a letter from the set: [abc...xyz] and a shift, implement a shift cypher. Example: 'abc' with a shi...

12 months ago

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Given a window, how many subsets of a vector sum positive
Given a vector: [1 0 -1 3 2 -3 1] and a window of 2, A sliding window would find: 1 + 0 = 1 0 - 1 = -1 ...

12 months ago

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How many trades represent all the profit?
Given a list of results from trades made: [1 3 -4 2 -1 2 3] We can add them up to see this series of trades made a profit ...

12 months ago

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Flag largest magnitude swings as they occur
You have a phenomenon that produces strictly positive or negative results. delta = [1 -3 4 2 -1 6 -2 -7]; Marching thr...

12 months ago

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Spot the outlier
All points except for one lie on a line. Which one is the outlier? Example: You are given a list of x-y pairs in a column ...

1 year ago

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Find a subset that divides the vector into equal halves
Given a vector x, return the indices to elements that will sum to exactly half of the sum of all elements. Example: Inpu...

1 year ago

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How long is the longest prime diagonal?
Stanislaw Ulam once observed that if the counting numbers are <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulam_spiral arranged in a spiral>, t...

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Find the biggest empty box
You are given a matrix that contains only ones and zeros. Think of the ones as columns in an otherwise empty floor plan. You wan...

1 year ago

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What does "Minimize algebraic loop occurrences" actually do?
I have been warned of an algebraic loop in a Simulink model. One of the suggested actions is: "This algebraic loop may be resol...

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Given two strings, find the maximum overlap
Given two strings s1 and s2, create a new string s3 which is as short as possible and contains both strings. If s1 = [1 2...

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Knight's Tour Checker
Given a matrix a, determine whether or not a legal <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knight's_tour knight's tour> is present. The kn...

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Calculate the Levenshtein distance between two strings
This problem description is lifted from <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levenshtein_distance>. The Levenshtein distance betwee...

1 year ago

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Target sorting
Sort the given list of numbers |a| according to how far away each element is from the target value |t|. The result should return...

1 year ago

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Find state names that start with the letter N
Given a list of US states, remove all the states that start with the letter N. If s1 = 'Alabama Montana Nebraska Vermont Ne...

1 year ago

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Get the area codes from a list of phone numbers
Given a string of text with phone numbers in it, return a unique'd cell array of strings that are the area codes. s = '508-6...

1 year ago

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Connect Four Win Checker
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connect_Four Connect Four> is a game where you try to get four pieces in a row. For this problem, ...

1 year ago

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Counting in Finnish
Sort a vector of single digit whole numbers alphabetically by their name, in Finnish. See the Wikipedia page for <http://en.wik...

1 year ago

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It dseon't mettar waht oedrr the lrettes in a wrod are.
An internet meme from 2003 (read more <http://www.snopes.com/language/apocryph/cambridge.asp here>) asserted that readers are re...

1 year ago

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Prime factor digits
Consider the following number system. Calculate the prime factorization for each number n, then represent the prime factors in a...

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Indexed Probability Table
This question was inspired by a Stack Overflow question forwarded to me by Matt Simoneau. Given a vector x, make an indexed pro...

1 year ago

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Renaming a field in a structure array
MATLAB has a <http://www.mathworks.com/help/techdoc/ref/setfield.html setfield> and a <http://www.mathworks.com/help/techdoc/ref...

1 year ago