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Going Way Back with MATLAB Central 4

Posted by Ned Gulley,

You're part of a long tradition. Communities don't blossom in one night. MATLAB's rich community has been growing steadily for many years, and today I want to give you an idea of just how long. I bet it's longer than you think!... read more >>

Happy Birthday MATLAB Central! 3

Posted by Ned Gulley,

MATLAB Central launched 15 years ago, in the fall of 2001, and it’s been growing fast ever since. I’ve had a front row seat for the entire show, and it’s been great fun. I’m writing this partly to share some of that history with you, and partly to say thanks.... read more >>

Prettier Cody Code! 8

Posted by Ned Gulley,

We did some web updates last night, and Cody emerged with a fresh coat of paint. As a result it’s more mobile-friendly. The tags for each problem are a little more prominent on the right side. But I especially want to call your attention to the fact that code regions now feature... read more >>

Getting By With a Little Help 2

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Let’s say you’ve written some code that you think might worth adding to the File Exchange. But then you hesitate. Your Tiddlywinks Trajectory Simulator function (TiddleSim.m) is nifty. It’ll definitely be the first of its kind on the site. But you ask yourself: Should I really put this on the... read more >>

Numerical Analyst John D’Errico Takes a Stroll Through Cody 14

Posted by Ned Gulley,

I think of the wise and generous John D’Errico as a computational philanthropist. After a long career as a numerical analyst at Kodak, he retired to what could have been complacent indifference to the outside world. But that’s not the kind of man that John D’Errico is. He wanted to... read more >>

File Exchange Alert: Your Help Is Needed! 2

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Collaboration on software can be a lot of fun, but it can also be hard to motivate. For instance, you may be working on a project and you'd love some help, but you can't get anyone else excited about your Interactive Polhode-Herpolhode Animator. Alternatively, you may be willing to help with somebody else's project, but how do you find something that's interesting to you and simultaneously needs and wants your help? Because if you're going to spend time hacking code, you want to make sure somebody actually cares.... read more >>

Searching for MATLAB Examples with Google 6

Posted by Ned Gulley,

I want to show you a trick for finding entertaining MATLAB code. Of course I will always recommend that you start looking on the File Exchange or on Sean and Jiro’s awesome Pick of the Week or maybe the MATLAB Examples page. But after that there’s always Google and the great... read more >>

The Great Ans Hack 8

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Cody is a game that rewards you for calculating the same answer with less code. The very first Cody problem you encounter is called Times 2. It’s a starter problem, so it’s meant to be super simple: write a function that multiplies the input by two. As of this writing, something like 17,000... read more >>

Soccer Passing Networks

Posted by Ned Gulley,

I saw another fun MATLAB-related tweet go by, this time about soccer rather than doughnuts. The Euro 2016 tournament is going on right now, and José Pedro Silva tweeted a cool MATLAB-generated visualization about passing between the players. This is showing the passing in the Portugal-Iceland match.... read more >>

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