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Steven Lord


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4.667 total contributions since 2002

I joined The MathWorks in the Technical Support department during the summer of 2001 and transferred into the Quality Engineering department in March of 2004. I now work qualifying the core MATLAB numerical functions (PLUS, MINUS, LU, FFT, ODE45, etc.)
Professional Interests: mathematics, MATLAB

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Is This Concatenation Error a Bug?
(t and x come from a .mat file and are always equal dimensions and data types). Trust but verify. Set an error breakpoint and r...

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why does it get stuck in loop if?
In the part of your code that starts with the comment %inner nodes above intersection you have a while statement: while((Ny-d)<...

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Enquiry about the reason for the program not responding to the entered code
Are you copying the body of the function from this File Exchange submission into the Command Window? Note that the function requ...

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Check for missing argument or incorrect argument data type in call to function 'diff'. How to solve the issue? Please help.
The inline function is not recommended. If you were writing a function to be evaluated in MATLAB, you should create an anonymous...

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finding x0 in ziggurat algorithm
So you want to know how to find the equivalents of the numbers 0.83, 1.17, 1.47, 1.78, and 2.18 in the plot on this post on Clev...

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Converting numeric elements to date
Depending what operations you need to perform, you may be able to keep your data as a datetime array without converting it to se...

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Calling a variable using a function - basic
function c = rand_val rand_val = rand end When you call this function it will throw an error. You'd defined rand_val to retur...

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How to print the data in the indicated manner with indicating numbers ?
You're almost there. When you call string on a non-scalar double array, each element of the double array becomes an element of t...

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Writing Functions that take inputs?
If you aren't sure where to start because you're not familiar with how to write MATLAB code, I suggest you start with the free M...

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How can I use a for loop to create new variables?
There are many posts that say trying to create numbered variables like that is discouraged, yes. If you want to put all those p...

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Indexing errors on sum
I'm guessing you've defined a variable named sum that's preventing you from calling the sum function. If my guess is correct cle...

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What is wrong with my polyfit variable?
Most likely at least one element of your x data is non-positive. x = 0:10; y = x; p1 = polyfit(log(x), log(y), 1) % Warning a...

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timetable retime error - input timetable must contain unique row times
First, don't name a variable timetable. That already has a meaning in MATLAB. Second, at least two rows of your timetable (whic...

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OpenPose Matlab: pertained network offline
I've reported this issue to the development staff.

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How to delete k in random n set number?
Use randperm to shuffle the numbers 1 through 20 and simply select the next element not yet chosen each time you need a random k...

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Frustrating matlab is.
Others have given you the answer. This problem involves just basic indexing in MATLAB, so I'm guessing you're relatively new to ...

2 días ago | 0

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Compare two text files from MATLAB Command Window using FC Windows 10 file comparison command
Use the system function instead of the ! (bang) operator.

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Extracting specific rows with different content from a large table array
Consider storing your data in a timetable, converting your MatDate variable into a datetime array and using table2timetable (or ...

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Matrix cos. Did I write the expression and correctly?
You can check your answer using the funm function in MATLAB.

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I did Exercise 3.1 by commenting the code. However while doing Exercise 3.2 onwards part (a) I am getting some errors. I had pasted my code below the pictures.
Your assignment instructs you to write a MATLAB function image_sample but you have written a MATLAB script image_sample. See thi...

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How do I fix this ?
In addition to the output argument renaming others have suggested, as written you need to assign something to the output argumen...

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How to install DSP system Toolbox in an Offline Machine?
See this Answers post.

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Why is matlab busy?
i = 1+1; Did you mean to add 1 to i rather than adding 1 to 1? The length of r is greater than 2, so the condition of your ...

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About function in methods of a class
If getRandomMusic is a non-Static method of a class (which I'll call iPod just to have some way to refer to the class) then at l...

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Citing MathWorks Documenation (ASCE format)
This Answers post offers some suggestions.

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simple problem with double integral, why give me an error?
The function you pass into simulannealbnd must return a double array not a sym array. Convert the value of the integral into dou...

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SOS: How do I get the same amount of positive and negative values in a random vector?
% Generate sample data x = randn(1, 50); y = randn(1, 50); % Determine where positive and negative values occur in each xp...

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How to...live script
When you're checking with your calculator, are you taking the sine of x in degrees (for which the corresponding function in MATL...

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How to Display a message in a separate window
If you're using App Designer use uialert. If you're not using App Designer use msgbox.

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Undefined function 'mtimes' for input arguments of type 'function_handle'.
You can't multiply a function handle and a number or two function handles. You can multiply the result you get from evaluating ...

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