# Looking Back: 2012 in Review

Happy New Year, fellow MATLABbers! As usual, we start the year off with a retrospective of all of the Picks of the past year.

You can read the original blog posts for each of these picks by clicking on the names of the files and following the links to the "Pick of the Week" tag. As always, your comments are welcome.

Title/Author/Summary/Notes Image
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ATSC: From RF to Video

Watch HDTV in MATLAB: A set of models to process an ATSC RF signal and output an MPEG II video transport stream.

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Draggable

Allows graphical objects to be dragged in a figure.

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Publish dependent and called functions

Publish explicitly called functions not found in the MATLAB root.

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A non-engineer tinkers with Simulink

Publish explicitly called functions not found in the MATLAB root.

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Units Conversion Toolbox

This toolbox attaches units to Matlab variables and enables unit conversion.

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Fit all valid parametric probability distributions to data

ALLFITDIST Fit all valid parametric probability distributions to data.

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Interactive curve class

Change curves interactively by dragging markers.

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Disperse

Assign elements of an input array to individual output variables with a single function call.

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Google Weather

Get location specific weather data using Google's Weather API.

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MATLAB Pool

Simple game of 6-ball billiards.

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The Computation of Pi by Archimedes

Archimedes wrote 3 1/7 > pi > 3 10/71. This is how he did it.

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abSIRD for MATLAB

Converts a depth-map into a random dot autostereogram.

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arclength

Compute the arclength of a general curve in any number of dimensions.

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plot_google_map

Plot a google map on the background of the current figure using the Static Google Maps API.

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A MATLAB-based Object-Oriented Approach to Multipath Fading Channel Simulation

This white paper explains the algorithms used in the Communications Toobox's fading channel function.

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Read Medical Data 3D

GUI to open most Medical file-formats: Dicom, V3D, ISI, NifTI, Analyze and other formats.

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grep: a pedestrian, very fast grep utility

A Unix-like, very fast grep utility to find strings(s) in files of any type.

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Simulink-GUI Synchronization Example

Demonstrates how to synchronize GUI and Simulink model settings when user alters one or the other.

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GUI development for Simulink models

A tutorial on integrating GUI developed in GUIDE with Simulink model.

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Simulink Signal Viewing using Event Listeners and a MATLAB UI

This demo shows how to use block listeners to view model signals in a MATLAB user interface.

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tight subplot

Fills the figure with axes subplots with easily adjustable margins and gaps between the axes.

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geom3d

Library to handle 3D geometric primitives: create, intersect, display, and make basic computations.

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Simulink model for Fetal ECG extraction (HDL Compatible algorithm)

This is an HDL Coder compatible Fetal ECG extraction algorithm.

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fixcase

Check and fix case of function calls.

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Unit Converters

Convert units of pressure, length, time, force, mass, accel., temp, speed, frequency, area, & more.

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Arrow3 Version 5

Draws lines with directional arrowheads.

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ScreenCapture - get a screen-capture of a figure frame or component

ScreenCapture gets a screen-capture of any Matlab GUI handle, or specified screen area rectangle.

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shadedErrorBar

Creates an attractive shaded error region rather than discrete bars.

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Arduino IO package: Slides and Examples

Slides for the webinar: "Learning Basic Mechatronics Concepts Using the Arduino Board and MATLAB".

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Measures of Effect Size Toolbox

Computes diverse effect size statistics including confidence intervals.

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plot spread points (beeswarm plot)

plotSpread plots distributions of data points, adding jitter to the points to avoid overlap.

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UIGETVARIABLES: Dialog to pass variables from workspace into GUI

UIGETVARIABLES creates a dialog box for selecting variables from the base workspace.

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LTE Downlink Physical Channel processing

PDSCH processing using multi-codeword spatial multiplexing transmission.

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Looking Up

A planisphere for any given location and time.

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Better line crossings in Simulink models

Improves readability of Simulink models by appending "line steps" to lines where they cross.

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Stellaria (Tech Demo) - The best MATLAB shooting game ever

If you think you have played the best MATLAB game before. Think again after you try this one.

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Experiments with MATLAB

Apps from Experiments with MATLAB.

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Numerical Computing with MATLAB

Apps from Numerical Computing with MATLAB.

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GUI 2D Heat Transfer

This GUI presents 2D heat tranfer in a plate.

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IMAGEVIEWER

A GUI for viewing and interactively exploring image files.

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MathExplorer: Learning Maths using MuPAD for Engineering Students

A set of MuPAD notebooks which allow engineering students to visualize and experiment with maths.

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Morse Code Practice System

GUI allows the operator to send the Morse Code of the alphabet, a text string or from the keyboard.

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Gray image to Color image conversion

Converts a gray image to color image.

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AutoTune Toy

Allows you to record and graphically manipulate and pitch correct your voice.

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tightfig

Remove excess margins from figures.

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Let it snow: falling snow on every figure!

Amazing falling snow effect for your MATLAB figure. Suitable for Holidays.

Published with MATLAB® 7.14

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