File Exchange Pick of the Week

Our best user submissions

UNPLOT

Posted by Michelle Hirsch,

I just became a huge fan of Tobin Driscoll, for his submission of UNPLOT to MATLAB Central. And I swear it has nothing to do with the fact that he goes to the University of Delaware, where I did my Ph.D. (go Blue Hens!)
Like most MATLAB users,… read more >>

Colorbars for filled contours

Posted by Michelle Hirsch,

This weeks pick adds very useful functionality for anybody who works with filled contour plots (as created by contourf). MATLAB's standard colorbar isn't particularly well suited to filled contours, since it displays ever color in the colormap while the filled contour plot uses a smaller subset of colors. Blair Greenan's... read more >>

Enhanced 3D display of data

Posted by Doug Hull,

3D displays of data can look very flat, which is why light sources are often added. Gordon has a different method for enhancing a 3D display and the results are impressive. MATLAB has many built in routines for showing 3D data, but it’s always good to have more… read more >>

Air to air combat simulation

Posted by Doug Hull,

NoteThe file submission referenced in this post is no longer available on File Exchange.
Quite a few of our customers are in the Aerospace and Defense sector, working on areas like threat modeling, aerial surveillance, to developing the controllers for the Joint Strike Fighter. This week’s pick is Galactic,… read more >>

Image map example

Posted by Michelle Hirsch,

Michael Wunder has come up with a very cool way to make great-looking user interfaces in MATLAB. Instead of relying on traditional user interface controls (radio buttons, push buttons, etc.), he maps regions of an image to actions. This is very similar to image maps in HTML, which… read more >>

Hatched vs color

Posted by Doug Hull,

Sometimes old technology becomes new again. The other day someone was showing me their Blackberry device that has a low overhead mail reader, very similar to PINE which I used until very recently when I switched to Outlook. I just had my groceries delivered last night, which is… read more >>

List subfunctions in command window

Posted by Michelle Hirsch,

Anybody who does much work with GUIDE is familiar with using files with large numbers of subfunctions. I'm a huge fan of the popup list of subfunctions that's built into the editor, especially now that it's scrollable.   Sometimes, though, I'd like to go right to a subfunction directly from the command... read more >>

Time stamping plots

Posted by Doug Hull,

For many of our customers the graph that gets produced at the end of a script is their entire output that will be printed and saved. That one plot must have all the relevant information on it. This is where PLTSTMP comes in handy. It is a… read more >>

Enhanced data exploration interface

Posted by Michelle Hirsch,

NoteThe file submission referenced in this post is no longer available on File Exchange. Paul Mennen's plt combines a lot of useful data exploration tools into a single, well-designed, plot explorer. Intended to be used instead of PLOT, PLT displays your 2-D data in an enhanced figure window. You have... read more >>

Animation of convolution

Posted by Doug Hull,

Convolution can be a difficult process to learn and visualize, so Laine decide to make an animation to show the process occuring. This file makes it much easier to understand the process. I chose this entry because it is something I would have liked when I was learning convolution in... read more >>

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