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How to extract x and y position of contour line?

In old matlab versions, I could extract x and y points along a contour line as shown below. This is incredibly useful in my work...

4 years ago | 3 answers | 1

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How to load in variable if it is present in a matfile?

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4 years ago | 3 answers | 0

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Text and Plot in PDF format

Could you do this following <http://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/matlab_prog/publishing-matlab-code.html this approach>? There ...

Text and Plot in PDF format

Could you do this following <http://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/matlab_prog/publishing-matlab-code.html this approach>? There ...

4 years ago | 1

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Why slow conversion from date in Matlab time to day of year?

I have a vector of dates in Matlab time convention which I need to convert to day of the year. The following code is slow (9 sec...

5 years ago | 2 answers | 0

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How to set default font size and style?

In R2015a, how do I set the default text for plot titles, ticklabels, and axes labels to 12 point normal font?

5 years ago | 1 answer | 0

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5 years ago | 1 answer | 0

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How to split a string and return only decimal numbers?

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5 years ago | 1 answer | 0

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Problems with "help" and "doc" in R2014b

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5 years ago | 1 answer | 0

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5 years ago | 2 answers | 0

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How to speed up this code?

I would like fast code to find the index of the closest element of a vector to a scalar. Here's what I am doing now, someVe...

5 years ago | 1 answer | 0

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How to combine different license types (and is it a good idea)?

I am (reluctantly) the administrator of licenses for a small group. Presently licenses are either <http://www.mathworks.com/help...

5 years ago | 0 answers | 0

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How to accept an answer in a comment?

I submitted a question and someone answered correctly in a comment to my question. (Someone else answered in an answer, but that...

5 years ago | 3 answers | 0

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How to prevent Matlab from freezing when doc help is opened?

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5 years ago | 2 answers | 0

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Shading to indicate a condition on a time series plot

I have a long time series, let's say of water level in a stream, shown on a line plot. I would like to shade in periods when a c...

5 years ago | 2 answers | 0

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How to eliminate "Edit Plot" arrow error in a copied figure?

I have a set of figures that I copy then delete using the code from <http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/133438-can-f...

6 years ago | 1 answer | 0

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Can figure numbers be re-assigned?

Is it possible to *re-assign a figure number* , for example if I have a Figure 55 open, can I make it Figure 2 as long as I don'...

6 years ago | 2 answers | 0

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What are continuous and discrete states in Simulink?

I see references in the Simulink documentation to continuous and discrete states, for example: <http://www.mathworks.com/help/si...

6 years ago | 1 answer | 3

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Extract xdata and ydata from hggroup

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6 years ago | 2 answers | 0

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Why floating letters left behind from workspace pull-down App menu?

The Matlab window appears to generate floating letters in the Windows workspace. The following letters appear where the Matlab w...

6 years ago | 0 answers | 0

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How to pass in a list of variables to "load" function without using eval?

Is there a way to load in a list of variables from a file, if the list of variables is passed in? I would like to avoid using ev...

6 years ago | 2 answers | 0

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Can I dynanically reference a variable name, similar to dynamic field references?

I have a large mat file containing many different variables. I would like to load and process the variables by working through a...

6 years ago | 1 answer | 0

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How to make a subplot into a new standalone figure?

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6 years ago | 1 answer | 3

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Can I run 2 versions of a function in 2 different Matlab sessions?

I am wondering if it is possible to run 2 versions of the same function in 2 different Matlab sessions. * Let's say I have a ...

6 years ago | 1 answer | 0

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How to avoid truncated block names when printing Simulink model?

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6 years ago | 0 answers | 0

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How did bdroot get its name?

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6 years ago | 1 answer | 1

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What happens if toolbox is not renewed

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6 years ago | 3 answers | 1

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Problem with indexing within a vector

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7 years ago | 1 answer | 0

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How to identify contiguous regions between two thresholds?

If I have a variable z at mapped locations x and y, is there way to obtain the x-y locations of the contour(s) enclosing any con...

7 years ago | 2 answers | 0

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Is there a better way to capture the output of an external program?

In a Matlab script, I use a command-line program called <http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/wesley/wgrib2/ wgrib2> to extract...

7 years ago | 1 answer | 1

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How do I parse this string?

I would like to parse the following string a='4:256404:val=9.999e+20:val=1.82:val=2.15:val=2.66:val=2.18:val=1.81'; to o...

7 years ago | 1 answer | 0