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Why do you come to "MATLAB Answers"?

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My answer is 'abcdefghi'. Higher priority, more important one comes first.
Post you answer. Maybe I can collect all of them and give a statistic.
a. To learn new tricks
b. To challenge myself
c. To help others
d. To improve Matlab software
e. To seek help
f. To socialize
g. To earn reputation points
h. To help Mathworks' business
i. To kill time

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Fangjun Jiang
Fangjun Jiang on 15 Sep 2011
I think Aurelien Queffurust's answer is surprising and brilliant.

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Aurelien Queffurust
Aurelien Queffurust on 20 May 2011
The question is "Why do you come to the "MATLAB Answers"? My answer is really simple:
>>why(393)

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Fangjun Jiang
Fangjun Jiang on 20 May 2011
+1 Good answer! How could I not know that Matlab has answers for everything!

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Jan
Jan on 18 May 2011
j: Exercise my English.

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Oleg Komarov
Oleg Komarov on 18 May 2011
lol, I knew you were German and your English is perfectly fine...I just confused Dutch (and I lived in the Netherlands for 3 months, should have learnt the difference, but the only sentence I am left with is: neuken in de keuken)
Andrew Newell
Andrew Newell on 18 May 2011
You must have fond memories of the Netherlands!
Jan
Jan on 15 Sep 2011
Although I thought more of "d: improve Matlab", I spent more time in the last months to try to "k: improve Matlab Answers" itself. The 99 answers in Walter's wish-list are a valuable model for anybody who wants to create a forum.

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Andrew Newell
Andrew Newell on 20 May 2011
For Walter, because even he can't answer all of the questions!

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 20 May 2011
I'd like to thank the Hong Kong Cavaliers, without whom I would have had to AutoTune some of my Answers.

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Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 18 May 2011
['a':'c' 'f' 'i']
I've learned how to program in MATLAB pretty much exclusively from CSSM and Answers. The quick fun challenges/socialization with people from all over the world are an added benefit.

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per isakson
per isakson on 14 Feb 2012
That one was new to me:)

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Andy
Andy on 18 May 2011
When Answers was first instituted, I didn't really see the need for it in addition to CSSM. But it does seem to have a bit higher signal to noise ratio, and I like the instantaneous posting (rather than waiting minutes for CSSM posts to show). I'll go with abcdei.

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Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 18 May 2011
I like the formatting, ease of posting images, comments on a post, ratings to see what others recommend, and general layout. I do miss the fact that CSSM had many more contributors so I still read it occasionally.
Andy
Andy on 18 May 2011
I like some of the formatting. I would really like to be able to use markup in comments.

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Matt Fig
Matt Fig on 18 May 2011
All of the above, more or less, and ranked differently according to my mood and need or both. ;-)

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Frank
Frank on 20 May 2011
why(2^32-5)
:^)

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Randy Souza
Randy Souza on 20 May 2011
I voted you up to prove the point :-)

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Oleg Komarov
Oleg Komarov on 18 May 2011
abcegi
Listed in alphabetical order, you wanna how I rank them, no wayyyyy.

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Jonathan
Jonathan on 18 May 2011
a, b, c, i

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Andrew Newell
Andrew Newell on 18 May 2011
choices = 'abcefgi';
disp(choices(randperm(length(choices))))

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Jan
Jan on 20 May 2011
Use FEX:Shuffle to compute this more efficiently: "Shuffle('abcefgi')"
Matt Tearle
Matt Tearle on 20 May 2011
How about randsample('abcdefghi',9)?
(Requires Stats TB)
Andrew Newell
Andrew Newell on 20 May 2011
Yep, 'a' is definitely coming out in front today.

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Paulo Silva
Paulo Silva on 19 May 2011
j. To waste time

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Jan
Jan on 20 May 2011
@Paulo: What is the difference between "kill time" and "waste time"?
Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 20 May 2011
"To kill time" is it make it pass when you have to. Perhaps if you were waiting at an airport, you would kill the time until your flight by watching tv or reading a magazine. "To waste time" is to spend your time doing something other than what you should, perhaps logging onto Facebook at work.
Paulo Silva
Paulo Silva on 20 May 2011
@Jan, Sean answered for me and did a good work, I do find this place to be good for learning but most of the time we are answering repeated questions and things that most users would find on the documentation and/or newsgroups.

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Chien-Chia Huang
Chien-Chia Huang on 19 May 2011
abef and, when well trained, c. "MATLAB Answers" is a great place where I get surprised coz being here I'm always like a layman to MATLAB. Many thanks to all the guys who did and do help.:)

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James Tursa
James Tursa on 19 May 2011
j. To see how much farther back my reputation points are compared to Walter and Matt.

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Randy Souza
Randy Souza on 20 May 2011
why(276)

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Randy Souza
Randy Souza on 20 May 2011
Hat tip @Aurélien

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Grzegorz Knor
Grzegorz Knor on 15 Sep 2011
There is not enough questions on Polish forum :) - http://www.matlab.pl/index.php
Moreover: a - b - c - j (exercise my English).

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Jan
Jan on 15 Sep 2011
Hi Grzegorz! Now we are two English learners.

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Thomas
Thomas on 19 Apr 2012
why(99);why(710)

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Geoff
Geoff on 19 Apr 2012
Escapism...

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Richard Brown
Richard Brown on 19 Apr 2012
When I get blocked with my research, here at least I can make an epsilon contribution to something ...

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madhan ravi
madhan ravi on 19 Jul 2019
Addiction:
1) Lend a hand.
2) Being helped.

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Rik
Rik on 19 Jul 2019
Is addiction a typo? If not, have my +1 to fuel that addiction.

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Matt Tearle
Matt Tearle on 20 May 2011
why(416)
why(9816)
Or, failing that,
why(22)
The first two are actually fairly accurate! In many ways, I guess it's (h), partly by doing (c) and partly by seeing what MATLAB users want to know, what they're struggling with, what they're trying to do, etc.
But pretty much (a)-(i) to some degree, plus (j): I'm a massive dork.

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K E
K E on 19 Apr 2012
I don't work with any Simulink experts, just a group of self-taught beginners. Answers provides me with a link to experts; several are active here. I feel obliged to help other learners and can actually contribute something because the same starter questions reappear often.

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Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 19 Apr 2012
You'll find helping others really helps your _actual understanding_ as well!
Rik
Rik on 19 Jul 2019
That's also my experience.

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Lukas
Lukas on 20 Apr 2012
a. To learn new tricks
b. To challenge myself
e. To seek help
I think the collective knowledge of the group of people that are on here can solve almost any problem when working with MATLAB. The real challenge, is effectively tapping into that knowledge.

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