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A Chat with Chebfun’s Nick Trefethen 1

Posted by Ned Gulley,


Today we interview Nick Trefethen, Professor of Numerical Analysis, University of Oxford. Photo by Sara Kerens Nick is what you might call a “heroic user” of MATLAB. He was there at the first class in which Cleve introduced the original FORTRAN MATLAB as a teaching tool. Near the lobby of the... read more >>

Weather Prediction – How Far Can You Go? 2

Posted by Ned Gulley,

This summer my mother-in-law is renting a house on a lake in New Hampshire. Looking at the calendar, my wife said: "The ten-day forecast makes it look like it's going to be pretty hot up at the lake next week." This led to a more general discussion of the merits... read more >>

Enhancing Tables with Gareth 1

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Today we have a guest post by Gareth Thomas. Gareth is Academic Marketing Manager for the Education Business in the MathWorks. He aims to inspire people of all ages about technology and share the magic that MathWorks brings to the table when learning, teaching, researching and solving problems that accelerate... read more >>

Plotly Plots MATLAB 2

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Here’s a quick post to tell you about a nifty service called Plotly. The basic idea is that you can create nice-looking interactive plots right in your web browser. You can generate the plots using a variety of different APIs and programming languages, one of which is MATLAB. Here’s a quick... read more >>

What’s that in the sky? Build a MATLAB Planetarium

Posted by Ned Gulley,

I look up at the sky just after sunset and I see an especially bright star. It's probably a planet. But which one?This question gives me a good opportunity to play around with MATLAB. Let's do a visualization that shows where the planets are relative to the earth and the... read more >>

28 GitHub Repos and Counting… 2

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Two weeks ago we announced that the File Exchange can connect directly to GitHub. Since then, we’ve gotten a lot of great feedback. Here are a few quotes from emails we’ve received… That’s awesome. I was always hoping for that. I just linked my Github Repository to File Exchange :) This is... read more >>

File Exchange Now Hosts GitHub! 10

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Let’s say you’ve created an awesome MATLAB file, and you want the world to know about it. So you go to the File Exchange page and click on the big blue button that says “Submit a File”. In the past, you’d see a page that asks you to submit a... read more >>

MATLAB Central Blog Improvements 6

Posted by Kent Millard,

You’ve probably already noticed the redesigned MATLAB Central Blog site that was released in January. Yesterday, we polished the apple further with an additional release that squashed some bugs and tweaked the look and feel of the site. Since this is the first major overhaul of the Blogs site, we’re all... read more >>

Flappy Bird meets the File Exchange

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Are you sad because you can’t play Flappy Bird on your iPhone? We’ve got you covered! File Exchange author Mingjing Zhang has created a MATLAB-based version of the game. Take a look at his other contributions. It’s quite a collection of whimsical MATLAB if you’re in need of a little... read more >>

Ask a Question in Answers with Auto-suggest 6

Posted by Ned Gulley,

This week’s post comes from Kent Millard, the UX Specialist for the MATLAB Answers team. Quick Answers with Auto-Suggest by Kent Millard Let’s say you’re wondering how to plot some data contained in a 3D matrix. You’ve searched high and low to find an answer, but without satisfying results. Finally, you come across... read more >>

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