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Feret Diameter: Introduction 8

Posted by Steve Eddins,

This is the first of a few blog posts about object measurements based on a concept called the Feret diameter, sometimes called the caliper diameter. The diagram below illustrates the concept. Place the object to be measured inside the jaws of a caliper, with the caliper oriented at a specified... read more >>

Frequency Samples for the Output of FFT2 1

Posted by Steve Eddins,

A MATLAB user recently contacted tech support with a question about the output of fft2. The user had a function, q(x,y), evaluated on an (x,y) grid. The grid evaluation produced a matrix that the user passed to fft2. The user's question: what are the spatial frequencies associated with the elements... read more >>

The Future of String Arrays in MATLAB

Posted by Steve Eddins,

At MathWorks, we almost never talk in detail about product features before they are released. That's why this week's Art of MATLAB blog caught my eye. Guest blogger Dave Bergstein describes in some detail how we expect support for string arrays to evolve in the future. If you do a lot of data analysis or text processing in MATLAB, it is worth your while to take a look at Dave's post.... read more >>

The Eight Queens Problem 2

Posted by Steve Eddins,

Today I want to tackle a classic algorithm puzzle known as the Eight Queens Problem. In this problem, your task is to arrange eight queens on a chessboard so that none of the queens is attacking any of the others. Here is one solution.... read more >>

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