File Exchange Pick of the Week

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 >>

MATLAB Wrapper for Git 1

Posted by Sean de Wolski,

Sean's pick this week is A thin MATLAB wrapper for the Git source control system by Manu Raghavan. I just began working on my first collaborative project where we're using... 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 >>

Obfuscated MATLAB Code

Posted by Sean de Wolski,

Sean's pick this week is Growth - Yet Another Obfuscated MATLAB Code by Hikaru. This is awesome.dbtype growth 1 ... read more >>

Natural Order Sorting 3

Posted by Sean de Wolski,

Sean's pick this week is the suite of natural-order sorting tools by Stephen Cobeldick Natural-Order... read more >>

Rounding Digits

Posted by Jiro Doke,


Jiro's pick this week is roundsd by François Beauducel. There are a number of entries, including this, this, this, and this, that perform this useful task of rounding numbers to specific significant digits. François provides a simple, well-implemented ... read more >>

How noisy are your images…revisited

Posted by Brett Shoelson,

ContentsCreate Noisy ImagesQuantifying NoiseTabulate ResultsInterpretations?Improving the analysisPlotting the resultsConclusionsSWAG!Brett's Pick this week includes nods to two readers, and a submission called Fast Noise Estimation in Images by Tolga Birdal.In my last post, back in September, I discussed several files for quantifying noise in images, without reference to a gold-standard image.... read more >>

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