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Physics Course Live Scripts using Symbolic Math Toolbox

Posted by Jiro Doke,

Jiro‘s pick this week is Physics Course Live Scripts using Symbolic Math Toolbox by Kurt Braeuer.My day job is helping our academic users become successful in their work/research/study by using our tools. While it’s quite easy to imagine using MATLAB in a research setting, MATLAB is not as ubiquitous in… read more >>

Path Simplification (and Binary Image Reconstruction!), Made Easy

Posted by Brett Shoelson,

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Sample Path
Enter the Douglas-Peucker algorithm:
Mask reconstruction

I’ve been thinking a lot about how to generate and efficiently store paths–and then reconstruct binary images from them. Path simplification is important in many fields, and after some Googling, I found my way to the “Douglas-Peucker” algorithm. (It goes by other names as well,… read more >>

Safer Semaphore

Posted by Sean de Wolski,

Sean‘s pick this week is Safer wrapper for Windows-API Semaphore by Igor.

A while back, I wrote a blog post about the Windows POSIX Semaphore function. This had provided me with a way to make sure that certain… read more >>

Robotics Toolbox and the New File Exchange Feature

Posted by Jiro Doke,

Jiro‘s pick this week is Robotics Toolbox for MATLAB by Peter Corke.This week, I’d like to highlight not only a great toolbox that has a long history, but also a new feature of the File Exchange that allows you to upload links, as opposed to files.First, the toolbox. The Robotics… read more >>

Sphero

Posted by Richard Ruff,

Richard is a Consulting Engineer at MathWorks focused on the Embedded Coder product for code generation, primarily in the aerospace industry.
Richard’s pick this week is Sphero Connectivity Package by Danvir Sethi.

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Pick
What you get
Examples
Comments

Pick
My pick this week is Sphero… read more >>

String Art II 1

Posted by Sean de Wolski,

Sean‘s pick this week is also stringart by Giuseppe Cardillo.  Jiro picked this last week; I’d already written this post; this may be our first blog race condition in history.
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String Art
Live Controls
Function Signatures
Writing Function Signatures
Comments

String Art
This is a fun program for creating string or thread art. Giuseppe gives more information on the… read more >>

String Art

Posted by Jiro Doke,

Jiro‘s pick this week is stringart by Giuseppe Cardillo.When I saw the screenshot of this File Exchange entry, it reminded me of my home economics class in middle school many, many years ago.Enjoy this soothing art in action.stringart(‘Sides’,5,’Density’,50) CommentsGive it a try and let us know what you think here… read more >>

Is Net Available

Posted by Sean de Wolski,

Sean‘s pick this week is isnetavl by Rik Wisselink.

I was recently writing a function that downloads data from a public location online. I had to call it multiple times to get
data… read more >>

Maximize your figures 1

Posted by Jiro Doke,

Jiro’s pick this week is a new feature in R2018a to maximize/minimize the figure window.For quite some time, people have created many entries for controlling the state of figure windows. Some of them set the figure position to match the size of the screen. Some even adjust the size so… read more >>

A couple of my favorite new Image Processing Toolbox functions

Posted by Brett Shoelson,

In July, 2016, I selected Philip Kollmansberger’s useful File Exchange contribution Skeleton3D as the Pick of the Week. I’d like to revisit that particular blog post today, if I may. For those of you who don’t yet have access to R2018a, Phillip’s contribution is still perhaps your best option for… read more >>