Loren on the Art of MATLAB

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Paged Matrix Functions 11

Today's guest blogger is Mary Fenelon, who is the product marketing manager for Optimization and Math here at MathWorks. In today's post she describes how using the new paged matrix functions can... read more >>

Find Largest Positive Value Next to Zero 19

Recently, Steve wrote a blog discussing code clarity/obscurity in the context of one-line code solutions. Simply stated, the problem he solved is this. Find the largest value in an... read more >>

Switching Things Up 22

If you have ever used a switch statement in MATLAB and also used it in C, you might have noticed that the two constructs have different semantics. Contents ... read more >>

Vectorizing the Notion of Colon (:) 14

The other day, one of my MathWorks buddies, Peter, asked me if I knew any tricks for vectorizing the notion of the colon (:) operator. For me, this sort of inquiry sometimes has an... read more >>

A Way to Automate “Regular” Renaming 17

Recently someone at MathWorks asked me how he could automate the renaming of a bunch of M-files containing underscores ('_') in the names with derived names that removed the underscores and used... read more >>

Deal or No Deal 21

This post continues in the theme from my last post, where people routinely come to me on a topic. Today I want to distinguish
between indexed assignment, where you can take advantage of scalar... read more >>

Nested Functions and Variable Scope 35

I get a parade of questions about which variables are available to nested functions and which variables, used in nested functions, are part of the nesting function workspace. So today I thought... read more >>

for Versus while 33

A reader suggested I discuss the difference in use of MATLAB's for and while constructs. Contents ... read more >>

Brief History of Nonnegative Least Squares in MATLAB 12

In my first year at MathWorks (1987!), a professor I know got in touch with me. He was trying to solve a least squares problem with nonnegativity constraints. Having been... read more >>

When is a Numeric Result Not a Number? 13

Quick answer: when the result is a NaN. Contents NaNs in Arithmetic ... read more >>

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