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# the cyclist

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Data scientist at Cohen Veterans Bioscience; Obsessive runner. Professional Interests: Predictive modeling, statistics. (I don't respond to email via author page, but will usually look at a question if you send me a link to it.)

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How to get a random vector whose elements arrangement is the same as that of my desired vector
Do you want something like this, which adds some random "noise" around the elements of u? u = [3 1 5 105 155 50]; m = 10; n...

20 days ago | 0

Error using plot Not enough input arguments.
If you take a look at the documentation for the plot function, you will see that it cannot take cell arrays as input. I'm not e...

23 days ago | 0

shuffle indexes when sorting matrix
One way that springs to mind is to add a small, random "jitter" to the values in the image. The jitter magnitude should be small...

25 days ago | 1

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How to suppress this error?
Two thoughts: First: Are you certain you have the correct warning? After you run your code that gives the warning, what is the ...

25 days ago | 0

Dot indexing is not supported for variables of this type???
Complete guess here. Are you simply trying to multiply the two variables? If so, then E(i).*tx(rr-1) Just using a dot, by itse...

26 days ago | 0

How to interpret entries in documentation's left pane
In that left-hand pane, the following pages are at the same "level of the documentation hierarchy": Get Started with MATLAB Com...

27 days ago | 1

Probability of Combinations Occurring
By "unique combinations", I assume you mean unique rows. Here is one way: % Example dataset. (Use your data instead.) x = [7 ...

27 days ago | 0

multiplying scalar by matrix
In the exponentials, you missed an important set of parentheses, ensuring that you divide by the whole expression (lambda .* k ...

28 days ago | 0

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How can i create a for loop that modifies a column in an existing matrix?
I would use the histcounts command to do this task: A = [1,1,3,4,5,1]; dicevalue = [1,2,3,4,5,6]'; throwCounts = histcounts...

28 days ago | 0

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In the future, you might want to separate two such different questions as two different posts here. For your first question, wh...

29 days ago | 0

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How to same size of plot and histogram
I think that using h1= histogram(data2p,'Normalization','pdf'); h2= histogram(data3p,'Normalization','pdf'); and of course r...

29 days ago | 1

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draw a boxplot from a probability density function
Here is a very kludgy way to do it. You can generate a small "sample" dataset that has the same summary statistics as your PDF, ...

30 days ago | 0

Delete overlaping intervals in matrix
I expect there is a more elegant approach, but here is a straightforward way: M = [100 200 5; 150 210 7; 205 300 9;...

1 month ago | 0

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Delete overlaping intervals in matrix
I believe this does what you want: M = [100 200; 150 210; 190 300; 300 400; 410 600; 500 700]; keepRow = M(2:end,1) >= M(1:end...

1 month ago | 1

I want to use the Python libraries in MATLAB
Have you seen this documentation on calling python modules from MATLAB?

1 month ago | 0

how can I put the histfit function in terms of probability?
Here's one way: % Made-up data data = randn(500,1); % Fit to a normal (or a different distribution if you choose) pd = fit...

1 month ago | 0

help with error "Reference to a cleared variable n"
Putting clear all inside the function clears the variable n that you just sent into it. You don't need that line.

1 month ago | 0

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Using regexp to extract day number from long string
Is the directory depth reliably constant? If so, then % Input data str = 'folder\files and things\1996\other folder\ 6 <month>...

1 month ago | 0

Limiting the values of a column
If you mean that y is a column vector, then y_new = y((y>=-10) & (y<=10)) will give you a new column vector with only the valu...

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Need help fitting given data to an exponential function
If you have the Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox, you might be able to use the expfit function. If not, and you don't ha...

1 month ago | 0

How to search for an exact string not just contains
Use strcmp instead, which checks for identical matches. loc = {'Las Vegas, NV','North Las Vegas, NV'}; match = strcmp(loc,'L...

1 month ago | 0

Counting every other number in a list
I'm not sure what you mean by "count" them, but the following vector will store every other element from mylist, starting with t...

1 month ago | 0

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gaussian plot on my histogram
If you have the Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox, you can use the histfit function to do the histogram and gaussian fit a...

1 month ago | 0

Who is using the MATLAB Discord channel?
This is the first I've heard of MATLAB having a Discord channel

1 month ago | 1

Get size of each element in a cell
You can use the cellfun command: cellfun(@size,myCell,'UniformOutput',false)

1 month ago | 1

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How to interpret PCA
@Jin Woo: If search this forum for cyclist and pca, you will find a few question/answers where I explain a lot about the interp...

1 month ago | 0

Numbering results from for loop with the iteration they come from
Don't use separate variable names. Use the cell array data type: K{i} = ( ( EALtheta(i,1) * EALtheta(i,2) ) / EALtheta(i,3) )*...

1 month ago | 0

Array indices must be positive integers or logical values.
It seems that you have tried to use this line of code: funcnew01=z^5+z^3-pi; to define a general function on z. Then you try t...

1 month ago | 1

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Compute the summation of all elements square of matrix
This looks like homework. In the future, please listen to James Tursa's advice, and post what you have tried, be specific about...

2 months ago | 0