Community Profile # John D'Errico

### Retired

Last seen: Today Active since 2006

DON'T contact me. I won't answer questions. PERIOD. I don't do your homework. I won't do consulting. A retired mathematician, numerical analyst, woodworker, bridge player.

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Find the file number when a condition meets
Beginners do this sort of thing. They are tentative, almost afraid to use MATLAB, even when they think they need to. So they lea...

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1D randomwalk matlab tutorial on youtube
I think you need to read things like the syntax of various tools, like while. You also need to learn the syntax of just how to w...

1 day ago | 0

Generate all possible combinations summing up to a given number
These are commonly known to mathematicians as integer partitions, thus the ways we can write an integer as a sum of smaller inte...

2 days ago | 0

How many terms of series are required to get accuracy upto three decimal point. That is series sum correct upto 3.141
@ajeet sahu - what you do not seem to understand is that the script you have shown IS performing the correct iterations, The pro...

2 days ago | 0

Constants not recognized in integral
You are still thinking that you are using some other language, where you need to declare variables as doubles. This line does n...

5 days ago | 0

How can i write this equation: d = obs + sqrt(alfa*Cd^0.5)*randn(nd, ne)
Do I understand you correctly? obs is an array of size 51x71x3? Or is it a vector of that length? Regardless... alfa is a scala...

6 days ago | 0

Array indices must be positive integers or logical values.
It does not matter that you WANT V(0) to be something. MATLAB does not support zero based indexing. PERIOD. However, nothing st...

6 days ago | 1

plotting a for loop returns Empty Graph
You are not plotting ANYTHING in a for loop. You may think you are. Where are the plot statements? AFTER THE LOOP TERMINATES. Af...

6 days ago | 0

How to solve a large 6-variable non-linear matrix determinate equation for all unique values.
This is an almost impossible problem to solve symbolically. Why? symbolic computations using determinants become INCREDIBLY comp...

8 days ago | 0

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vpa is not outputing enough digits
I think you may have a setting messed up on your computer. For example... X = sym(3)/32; vpa(X) ans = 0.09375 But now, if I...

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change of expression ?
help solve help isolate Either will work. Why not try them? Best would be to read the documentation, the tutorials. You would ...

8 days ago | 0

Matlab and Fortran Precision Issue
No. In the most common case, such a disagreement is because you copied over some numbers from Fortran to MATLAB (or the other w...

8 days ago | 1

Starting Code from Middle
Why? Because you are not doing it correctly? What can I say? Maybe you are just running a really old version of MATLAB. Most lik...

9 days ago | 0

Difference between fittype 'poly1' and 'A*x+B'?
When you use the 'poly1' model, FIT is probably smart enough to understand this is a LINEAR model. And that it is solvable using...

9 days ago | 0

fitdist should be pdf^-1 but is seems not to return correctly
The problem is, you do not understand that evaluating the PDF is NOT the same thing as sampling random numbers from that distrib...

9 days ago | 0

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How to solve 4 non linear equations with 5 unknowns using least square method
You have an under-determined problem. If any solution exists, then there will be infinitely many solutions. (This is the case in...

9 days ago | 0

How to solve differential equations with varying constants
If a constant varies with time, then is it really a constant? Of course not. X=[ -47.9440 19.0518 -14.4223 -47.9833] If th...

10 days ago | 0

Need matrix or vector with 1,0,1,0,1,0.........
Hint: Use mod. For example, mod(1:25,2) But really, you need to start by looking at the Onramp tutorials, or read any text. I...

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3D plot of an ellipsoid
theta_ = [1 2 3]; COV = cov(rand(10,3)); % picking some arbitrary values for theta_ and COV... RC=@(x,y,z) (theta_-[x y z])*in...

10 days ago | 1

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Setting a lower bound on the values of an array ( can it be done without a for loop?)
Since the question is morphing along, I'll add a second answer to the current question. You cannot tell MATLAB to automatically...

10 days ago | 0

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Setting a lower bound on the values of an array ( can it be done without a for loop?)
I'm sorry, but you are simply wrong. When a number is TOO small, it does not turn into a NaN. It turns into either zero, or -inf...

10 days ago | 0

Unable to find explicit solution
Why do you think a solution exists at all? And, if a any solution does exist, then IF any solution exists at all, there will alm...

11 days ago | 0

Why does my nonlinear (exponential or trigonometric) model fit poorly?
BASINS OF ATTRACTION: Since I will be unable to make my first answer too long, let me expand on the issue of poor starting valu...

11 days ago | 0

fit function does not work correctly
I wrote a long question (and answer) just yesterday, that goes into depth on the why and how to solve this. https://www.mathwor...

11 days ago | 0

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Why does my nonlinear (exponential or trigonometric) model fit poorly?
Suppose I wish to fit some data to a simple exponential model. I'll make up some data, then add moderate noise to the data. X ...

12 days ago | 0

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Why does my nonlinear (exponential or trigonometric) model fit poorly?
This is a question I see often online by users of curve fitting tools. Typically, I see someone try to use a tool like the curve...

12 days ago | 3 answers | 2

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i have a problem with my plot, i am not getting any values and the system gives me an empty plot.
Look at what you did. a = 0;5; First, maybe you think this creates a vector in a? Instead, it just sets a to 0. Then it dumps...

12 days ago | 1

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How do I use multi-parameters in my optimization problem for fminunc?
No. It won't look like that. fminunc cannot somehow magically know how you intend the inputs to be used. Computers cannot read y...

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