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The Bacterium and the Blog – New Life on MATLAB Central

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Do you have aphid problems? Aphids are perfectly nice little insects with one unfortunate habit: they have a mighty appetite for the crops we grow. But how to get rid of them? Insecticides work, but they cause other problems. Better to use naturally occurring pheromones that can repel aphids. Now… read more >>

Robot Races Roll After Hours at the Museum

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Our post today is from Jeff Homer of our UK office in Cambridge, England. Jeff is an Application Support Engineer with a keen interest in controls, robotics and physical modelling. He was part of a team of people that built an action-packed crowd-pleasing MATLAB application: pitting tiny rolling robots against each… read more >>

Add-Ons and the File Exchange 5

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Earlier today I was pondering the fact that I needed some new business cards when I had a sudden brain storm. A sort of a meta-recursive brainstorm, really. I could picture the design I wanted. But first I’d need some help from Steve Hoelzer…. read more >>

What Is On Stuart’s Table? Code Along and Find Out

Posted by Ned Gulley,

One summer when I was in high school I spent a lot of time playing ping-pong at a summer camp. Between games, I would watch this guy named Rob play Defender on a nearby console. Rob had godlike Defender skills, and he was always playing. I can still picture the… read more >>

Results of the St Andrews Programming Contest 1

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Last month we collaborated with Luke Rendell and Elena Miu of St Andrews University on a programming contest (hosted at This contest was modeled on our old MATLAB programming contest…. read more >>

Top 10 Files in 2016

Posted by John Kelly,

As we move into 2017, lets take a look back at 2016.  Here are the most popular files on File Exchange in 2016 based on downloads…. read more >>

Coding in a Petri Dish: the MATLAB Programming Contest Strikes Again!

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Some of you will remember a semi-annual programming contest that we ran here from 1999 to 2012. Some of you participated in it! Each contest ran for a week, and the contestants had to solve an optimization problem in MATLAB. There are a lot of programming contests out there, but the… read more >>

Use Cody to Learn About New MATLAB Features 5

Posted by Ned Gulley,

If you’re a Cody player, you’re familiar with the What Now? problem. That is, you’ve got a few minutes to play around with Cody, but you’re not sure what to tackle next. We’ll always offer you the default display: problems you haven’t solved sorted by which ones have the most… read more >>