File Exchange Pick of the Week

For Each 2

Posted by Sean de Wolski,

Sean's pick this week is For-Each by Jeremy Hughes. My pick this week is a toolbox from our development organization for a for-each loop construct in MATLAB. A for-each... read more >>

Downsampling polygons (Part 2)

Posted by Jiro Doke,

Jiro's pick this week is Decimate Polygon by Anton Semechko. Just a little over a year ago, I wrote a blog post on downsampling polygons. I highlighted Peter's Polygon Simplification. His entry helped me out in one of my side projects I... read more >>

What’s the reaction when we touch?

Posted by Guest Picker,

  Contact Modeling in SimMechanics Greg's pick this week is Rolling Ball on Plane by Janne Salomäki. Janne put together a nice example of modeling the interaction of a ball contacting a plane, rolling on the plane, and then falling off the plane. Janne uses SimMechanics to model the geometry and motion of the ball... read more >>


Posted by Sean de Wolski,

Sean's pick this week is CAD APPS by Larry Silverberg. For this week's pick I'm going to combine my grad school life in structural engineering with the two recent major... read more >>

Fast, programmatic string search in MATLAB files 8

Posted by Jiro Doke,

Jiro's pick this week is findInM by our very own Brett Shoelson. If you know Brett, which you probably do if you've spent any time on MATLAB Central, you know about all the useful File Exchange entries he has contributed. It's no... read more >>

Genetic Packman

Posted by Will Campbell,

Will's pick this week is Genetic Packman by Hanan Kavitz. Here we have a fun application of genetic algorithms. For those of you unfamiliar, a genetic algorithm mimics evolutionary biology by improving the performance of a population of candidate solutions for a particular problem. Candidates have their "fitness" evaluated by defining... read more >>

Spelling out numbers

Posted by Jiro Doke,

Jiro's pick this week is num2words by Stephen Cobeldick. Just recently, I witnessed a typo on a check payment. The amount was for "$19050" (unfortunately, it wasn't for me) but the written text read "One thousand nine hundred ... read more >>

Looking Back: 2014 in Review

Posted by Brett Shoelson,

And so...another year over, a new one just begun.2014 saw some very big changes. MATLAB has changed--subtly. If you haven't tried R2014b yet, try it--we think you'll like it. The new MATLAB Graphics system--long-awaited!-- is live, and while there may be some growing pains, we're excited about the new things... read more >>

Koch Curve

Posted by Guest Picker,

Koch Curve Idin's pick for this week is Koch curve by Dimitrios Piretzidis. This week being a holiday week in the US, and start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere where our corner of the world (Natick, ... read more >>

Distribute your figures

Posted by Jiro Doke,

Jiro's pick this week is "Distribute Figures" by Anders Simonsen. I must be obsessed with figure management, MATLAB figure that is. I've previously Picked three File Exchange entries around this topic: cascade, togglefig, and Useful Figure Management... read more >>

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