File Exchange Pick of the Week

Submit your algorithms to solve 2048! 18

Posted by Jiro Doke,

Jiro's pick this week is 2048 MATLAB. "2048" Need I say more? I'm certain that many of you know what I'm talking about. 2048 is an online and mobile game created by Gabriele Cirulli recently. All I can say is... read more >>

Solve it, and Solve it Right! 3

Posted by Sean de Wolski,

Now for something a little different. As some of you may know, most of the free time that I spend in front of a computer is absorbed by MATLAB Answers. So... read more >>

Packing Santa’s Sleigh

Posted by Guest Picker,

Kristen's pick this week is Packing Santa's Sleigh by Alfonso Nieto-Castanon.Hi, my name is Kristen, and this is my first post for the Pick of the Week as a guest blogger. My background is in statistics, machine learning, and data science, which are the areas I support as an Education... read more >>

Detecting Faces in Images 6

Posted by Brett Shoelson,

Brett's Pick this week is more of a challenge than a "Pick".If I were to search the MATLAB Central File Exchange for "face detection" (with the quotation marks) I would get a dazzling--and somewhat overwhelming--array of 44 hits. Trying to detect faces (or anything else*) in images seems to me... read more >>

Straightforward Copy & Paste 3

Posted by Sean de Wolski,

Sean's pick this week is Straightforward Copy & Paste by Yvan Lengwiler. When presenting seminars on MATLAB, I often ask customers how to get data into and out of Excel.... read more >>

Displaying time in human readable form

Posted by Jiro Doke,

Jiro's pick this week is seconds2human by Rody Oldenhuis.There was a time when I obsessed over waitbars. Why is that? I'm not sure, but Ned has a few guesses. But one of the features that I look for in these waitbar entries is the ability to show the remaining time,... read more >>

Draw a Polar Dendrogram 2

Posted by Will Campbell,

Will's pick this week is Draw a Polar Dendrogram by Sam Roberts. If I hadn't chosen aerospace engineering for a career, genetics would have been a wise alternative. In recent years, it's become one of those peculiar hobbies of mine. I suppose that the combination of large data sets, statistical methods,... read more >>

Downsampling polygons 3

Posted by Jiro Doke,

Jiro's pick this week is Polygon simplification by Peter Bone.Continuing from one of my recent posts on "Connecting points with smooth curves", I came across this new entry by Peter that would work nicely with the hobbysplines function in tracing objects.Here's how I would use it. Let's start with the... read more >>

Beautiful Bellagio Simulation 1

Posted by Greg Wolff,

Greg's pick this week is Bellagio Fountain Simulation by John Hedengren and friends.How would you develop the complex choreography for The Fountains of Bellagio without getting wet?This video associated with this entry has an elegant description of how you might go about constructing a simulation for this very purpose.I’m not... read more >>

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