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Matrix Construction I

Given n, construct a matrix as shown in the example below. Example For n=8, the output should look like this: 1 2 3 4 ...

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3n + 1 Problem (a.k.a The Collatz Conjecture)

The 3n + 1 problem (a.k.a The Collatz Conjecture) Consider the following algorithm to generate a sequence of numbers. Start wit...

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Return the 3n+1 sequence for n

A Collatz sequence is the sequence where, for a given number n, the next number in the sequence is either n/2 if the number is e...

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How many digits are there?

Input(s) - any string Output(n) - number of digits within string s

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Convert Two Character String into a Binary Vector

Given a string "XOXXO" convert it into a binary vector. [1 0 1 1 0] Paul Berglund implemented an optimal method in <http://ww...

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Join Strings with Multiple Different Delimiters

The idea is to form the string S by interleaving the elements of a cell array of strings DELIMITER and another cell array of st...

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Alternating sum

Given vector x, calculate the alternating sum y = x(1) - x(2) + x(3) - x(4) + ...

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Return the Fibonacci Sequence

Write a code which returns the Fibonacci Sequence such that the largest value in the sequence is less than the input integer N. ...

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Project Euler: Problem 2, Sum of even Fibonacci

Each new term in the Fibonacci sequence is generated by adding the previous two terms. By starting with 1 and 2, the first 10 te...

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Project Euler: Problem 6, Natural numbers, squares and sums.

The sum of the squares of the first ten natural numbers is, 1^2 + 2^2 + ... + 10^2 = 385 The square of the sum of the first ...

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Decimation - Optimized for speed

This problem is similar to http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/cody/problems/1092-decimation, only this time the score will b...

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Decimation

When dealing to the Roman Army, the term decimate meant that the entire unit would be broken up into groups of ten soldiers, and...

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Unique values without using UNIQUE function

You must return unique values in a vector in *stable* mode without using the unique function. About stable order flag: ...

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Determine the number of odd integers in a vector

Determine the number of unique odd integers in a vector. Examples: Input x = [2 5 8 3 7 1]; Output y = 4; Inp...

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Reference Index Number

Given a reference set R of elements (each unique but identical in type), and a list V of elements drawn from the set R, possibly...

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Insert zeros into vector

Insert zeros after each elements in the vector. Number of zeros is specified as the input parameter. For example: x = [1 ...

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Change the sign of even index entries of the reversed vector

change the signs of the even index entries of the reversed vector example 1 vec = [4 -1 -2 9] ans = [9 2 -1 -4] example2...

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Set a diagonal

Given a matrix M, row vector v of appropriate length, and diagonal index d (where 0 indicates the main diagonal and off-diagonal...

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Create a vector whose elements depend on the previous element

The idea is to create a vector A whose elements depend on the previous element : *A(i+1) = 2*A(i)+1* *2 Inputs*: - A : The...

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Max index of 3D array

Given a three dimensional array M(m,n,p) write a code that finds the three coordinates x,y,z of the Maximum value. Example ...

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Finding peaks

Find the peak values in the signal. The peak value is defined as the local maxima. For example, x= [1 12 3 2 7 0 3 1 19 7]; ...

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Implement a bubble sort technique and output the number of swaps required

A bubble sort technique compares adjacent items and swaps them if they are in the wrong order. This is done recursively until al...

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Find nth maximum

Find nth maximum in a vector of integer numbers. Return NaN if no such number exists. x = [2 6 4 9 -10 3 1 5 -10]; So ...

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Create an index-powered vector

Given a input vector x, return y as index-powered vector as shown below. Example x = [2 3 6 9] then y should be [...

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Oh Zero Zero Zero!!!

Hello all, So you have to find the largest section of zeros in a vector and then find the length of those zeros and there start...

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Find last zero for each column

Given a numeric array of arbitrary size, return the row index of the last zero for each column. If a column contains all nonzero...

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Count consecutive 0's in between values of 1

So you have some vector that contains 1's and 0's, and the goal is to return a vector that gives the number of 0's between each ...

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Calculate the Number of Sign Changes in a Row Vector (No Element Is Zero)

For a row vector: V=[7 1 2 -3] there is one sign change (from 2 to -3). So, the function you write must return N=1. F...

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Symmetry of vector

Determine whether the vector is symmetric or not (vector could be even or odd in length). For example: x = [1 2 3 3 2 1] ...

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Create an n-by-n null matrix and fill with ones certain positions

The positions will be indicated by a z-by-2 matrix. Each row in this z-by-2 matrix will have the row and column in which a 1 has...

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