File Exchange Pick of the Week

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 >>

Create Persistent Resources on Parallel Workers 3

Posted by Sean de Wolski,

Sean's pick this week is WorkerObjWrapper by MathWorks' Parallel Computing Team. Background MATLAB's Parallel Computing Toolbox provides you with the the ability to open a pool of MATLAB... 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 >>

Flight Route Planning Simulator

Posted by Sean de Wolski,

Sean's pick this week is International Flight Route Planning Simulator by Simulink Dude. San Diego At the time of this posting, I will be in San Diego, California.... read more >>

Scraping data from the web 3

Posted by Jiro Doke,

Jiro's pick this week is urlfilter by Ned Gulley.Many of you may know Ned from various parts of MATLAB Central, such as the community blog "MATLAB Spoken Here". If you're a frequent visitor of MATLAB Central, you may have also visited Trendy, which allows you to quickly query and plot... read more >>

Poker Analyzer 1

Posted by Guest Picker,

Idin's pick for this week is Texas Hold'Em Poker Analyzer by Tim Farajian.I have always been fascinated by games of chance. As an undergrad, I took some courses in probability and statistics. The more I learned about theory of probability, my fascination with card games in particular grew. Blackjack is... read more >>

Fit a Sphere!

Posted by Sean de Wolski,

Sean's pick this week is Sphere Fit by Alan Jennings. Fitting a Sphere to Data I recently had some data and wanted to fit a sphere through it... read more >>

Connecting Points with Smooth Curves

Posted by Jiro Doke,

Jiro's pick this week is hobbysplines by Will Robertson.End of the year is a pretty fun time for me. I get some extra free time in between my holiday break to do some fun MATLAB-ing! :) Just yesterday, I was trying to find a good way to nicely trace out... read more >>

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