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Chess probability
The difference in the ratings between two players serves as a predictor of the outcome of a match (the <http://en.wikipedia.org/...

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Given n, create n random numbers such that their standard deviation is also n.
Given n, create n random numbers such that their standard deviation is also n.

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Rate of event occurence: find percentiles of the distribution (for smallish rates)
*In this problem you need to find the 5th and 95th percentiles of a Poisson distribution defined by parameter _μ_ (the mean rate...

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Simulating the selection of a state with given probabilities
Lets say we have 3 different states [1,2,3] with the probabilities of occurrences of each state is given as [0.5 0.2 0.3]. Which...

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What are the odds?
Two numbers, A and B are drawn randomly and uniformly on [-R,R]. What is the probability that A*B < A+B. Your function should ...

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Throwing Dice - Will You Be Eaten By The Dragon?
You and a dragon have agreed to let dice rolls determine whether it eats you or not. The dragon will roll a single die, of x ...

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Penny flipping - calculate winning probability (easy)
Two players are playing a fair penny flipping game. For each flip, the winner adds one penny from the loser's collection to his/...

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The Birthday Phenomenon
First off, leap years are not being considered for this. In fact the year that people are born shouldn't be taken into considera...

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Calculate the probability that at least two people in a group share the same birthday.
Calculate the probability that at least two people in a group share the same birthday. Given an integer input n, return to 0.015...

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Probabilities - More brains than luck
This problem is related to <http://it.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/cody/problems/596-more-luck-than-brains Problem 596. More luck...

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Probability of Choosing a Red Ball
Given two jars of red and blue balls, find the probability of choosing a red ball from Jar 1 after going through the steps. ...

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Recaman Sequence - III
I want to create a Recaman sequence where there is a "1" in the n-th position. So from which integer should I start the Recaman ...

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remove single elements
Given a vector of integers, remove the elements that have appeared only once. The output elements should be in exact order as th...

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Max Change in Consecutive Elements
If an array is given as input then find the index of consecutive elements that represent maximum change. Example: Input ...

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expand intervals vol.3
This is the next problem after <http://www.mathworks.co.uk/matlabcentral/cody/problems/2528 2528> and <http://www.mathworks.co.u...

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expand intervals vol.2
Similar to problem <http://www.mathworks.co.uk/matlabcentral/cody/problems/2528 2528>. This is a more general case, when bounds ...

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expand intervals
You're given a row vector of an even number of monotonically increasing integers. Each pair of consecutive integers is the lower...

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compress sequence into intervals
You're given a row vector of monotonically increasing integers most of which are consecutive. Find the upper and lower bounds of...

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Tridiagonal
Return an n-by-n matrix that has a, b, c as the subdiagonal, main diagonal, and superdiagonal entries in the matrix. Example ...

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Another colon problem
This is simple problem based on problems 555, 801, 1118, etc. Create an index vector from two input vectors. Example: ...

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Time Expansion
How can you slow down any discrete-time signal? Example Input original signal x. x = [1 2 3 -1 -2 -5 -4] We want t...

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Find the maximum two numbers of every column of a matrix
Find the maximum two numbers of every column of a matrix. Example: If we input a matrix A = [ 1 2 4 6 0 3 ...

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Find the index of n in magic(n)
If input n=5, then magic(n) is 17 24 1 8 15 23 5 7 14 16 4 6 13 20 22...

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Sort numbers by outside digits
Sort the array so that they are sorted as if their value was a 5 digit number made from the first three and last two digits of t...

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Sum of odd numbers in a matrix
Find the sum of all the odd numbers in a matrix. Example x = [2 3 5 7 1 4 11] y = 27

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Back to basics - mean of corner elements of a matrix
Calculate the mean of corner elements of a matrix. e.g. a=[1 2 3; 4 5 6; 7 8 9;] Mean = (1+3+7+9)/4 = 5

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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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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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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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