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John D'Errico


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(Don't contact me. I won't answer questions.) A retired mathematician, numerical animalist, woodworker, bridge player.

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Padé approximant for a numerical data array
Pade is only defined for a symbolic functions. If all you have is a list of (x,y) pairs, then you cannot use pade. And that appe...

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Problems using the curve fitting app
Without even looking at your data, just your question, you need to understand how any such optimization tool works. Pretend you ...

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help me with this plss..( second order with euler method )
In addition to using the variable yDn1 before it was ever defined, your initial condition seems to be y. Thus you set: y = 0 a...

5 hours ago | 0

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How o generate random integer value?
You want to allow the numbers [1 2 4 5 7 9 10]. So just generate a random integer from 1 to 7. Then use that vector to index the...

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How to apply a fit on this shape?
What does it mean to "fit" it to you? What will you do with that fit? The data is not a function, just a set of points, that hap...

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Detect collinear points in a 3d points cloud
I think your problem is in the breath of the search. If you make this a problem of finding sets of three points, then you have t...

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Solution to Ax-b
Ok. If your matrix is not full rank, then the answer is easy, though it wil probably not be the answer you want to see. Really, ...

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Help with increased precision.
NO. You don't use vpa. No need to do that, and in fact, vpa would be the wrong tool to use anyway. This works fine though. a =...

2 days ago | 0

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Removing replication in matlab
But the string, after you remove the replicates will always be identically the same, just alternating 0's and 1's. If the first ...

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fsolve cant find a solution for some points
It is actually pretty simple to solve this. Remember that fsolve uses a basic algorithm. Start the problem out in the wrong plac...

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lower and upper index in sorted vector
Please don't post pictures of numbers. That makes it more difficult to help you, to answer your question. Why would you make it ...

3 days ago | 0

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When does randomness enter a shuffled "deck" of coin tosses.
I put together this simple script. In it you will find perhaps the most efficient scheme for a riffle shuffle that I know of, si...

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command window does not recognize the functions in editor
I think you need to learn about the MATLAB search path. While the editor can save a file anywhere you tell it to, when executin...

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Binary Quadratic Programming Relaxation
While you could just use a tool like quadprog with continuous varibles in the interval [0,1], then round the result at the end, ...

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Tools used for Sparse Matrix Efficiency
Whoever gave you that advice, about never building a sparse matrix one element at a time must have been very knowledgable, as it...

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Fibonacci even numbers. Code doesn't work for large numbers
Why are you surprised? log2(fibonacci(100)) ans = 68.263 You cannot represent an integer exactly in double precision ...

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Block Tri-diagonal Matrix
It may be your lucky day. Just download my blktridiag code from the file exchange. https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/file...

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i=1, 2, 3,,, However, when (a-i)> 0 is calculated.
Or, with no loop at all, and no test required. Just i = 1:a-1; station(i+2) = (4-(4-i))*N; This will define the entire vector...

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How to measure the correct circularity??
It would not be unusual for that measure to exceeds 1. For example, given a circle, we would have a perimeter of 2*pi*r. So perm...

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Fitting an exponential using nlinfit
Most of the code you posted is meaningless, since you save only the variables whos Name Size Bytes ...

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random integer condition selection
You want to generate a random number of random numbers? With an additional constraint that all are greater than 0.5? This is far...

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[Solved] Upsampling multidimensional array with interpn
That is NOT a 5 dimensional array. While you may THINK of it as a set of points that live in 5 dimensions, it is NOT a 5-d arra...

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Plotting a function (Horner Schema)
While polynomic psychological analysis seems well beyond my talents, Horner's rule is pretty easy. :) And since you made a credi...

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Matlab says the matrix is not symmetric
D = rand(100); D = (D + D.')/2; issymmetric(D) ans = logical 1

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how can i create a circle with a face color changing radially
[x,y] = meshgrid(linspace(-3,3)); z = exp(-x.^2 - y.^2); H = pcolor(z); H.LineStyle = 'none'; colormap(jet) axis equal ...

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Fit a curve on scatter data (main behaviuor)
You "want" the green line. I want the Buffalo Bills to win the Super bowl. Probably not gonna happen in either case. ;-) You wa...

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How can I understand why certain sets of random variates lead to the warning message "Unable to meet integration tolerances without reducing the step size below the smallest value allowed (1.136868e-13) at time t=51"?
Nobody yet wants to explain it? The standard reason for this error is because you are creating a problem that is too stiff for ...

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What am I getting wrong with trying to create a sphere mesh using a golden spiral?
So you are not looking for a mesh at all, just a uniform sampling? Simplest might be to use a random sampling, with a twist. Tha...

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Why do I get a graph that is symmetrical based on x=-2 when I draw a graph of y1=4*log((x+2))?
It is not clear what you wanted to plot. However, I think you misunderstand. It is still possible to evaluate the log of a nega...

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Tabulated Gauss-Kronrod weights and abscissae
I might presume the mp indicates some variation of the multi-precision toolbox. An old free version has been on the File Exchang...

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