# John D'Errico

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DON'T contact me. I won't answer questions. PERIOD. I don't do your homework. I won't do consulting. A retired mathematician, numerical analyst, woodworker, bridge player.

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How to rearrange an equation in matlab to get the poles?

Vs = 1; Z0 = 50; R = 50; C = 1e-9; L = 0; syms s %Where s = j*w %Impedance of the resistor ZR = R; %Impedance of the ca...

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How to find baseline intensity in noisy mass spectra?

First, define baseline. Is it the lowest value the signal does not drop below? If so, then the baseline is trivial to estimate. ...

1 day ago | 0

Integration of a function

Integral is a NUMERICAL tool for integration, uing adaptive numerical methods. It will return a NUMERICAL result, and only appli...

2 days ago | 0

Best choice of fmincon algorithm for high-cost 1D convex problem with "stochastic" gradient information?

A 1-d problem, so ONE unknown? Don't use fmincon at all! And if you wish to supply the gradient, then you cannot supply only a...

3 days ago | 0

Feature Request: Set Logarithmic axes in the 'Distribution Fitter' tool

Answers is NOT the place to submit feature requests. We are not customer support. We are not any kind of official support. If y...

3 days ago | 0

Optimize two variables under two conditions

Um, you cannot optimize TWO things at once. There is no reason to assume that they will both achieve their respective optimal ...

4 days ago | 0

How to make a data set periodic?

How do you MAKE it periodic? It is either periodic or it is is not. Is the value at 0 the same as that at 2*pi? If not, then wha...

4 days ago | 0

I want help in writing a matlab code so that I wouldn't have to manually input the various steps as I have shown below. Thanks

R is a matrix. So the statemen while R is meaningless. As well, this if statement if R <= 0.0001; break en...

6 days ago | 0

'manual' t-test gives different result for same t-value

I think you misunderstand what a pdf is, when to use a cdf versus a pdf, or perhaps how the t-test works. Maybe all of those are...

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ode does not appear to give correct answer

I think you misunderstand what is happening. You get a constant in there, in the form of 2*c. But is c an unknown constant? Wou...

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fsolve function random value gives the same output as random value

First, always test how your function operates. That will verify it produces what you expect. theta(ones(5,5)) theta(rand(5,5))...

6 days ago | 0

Matlab wouldn't find simple inverse

There is another possibly more important problem, beyond those mentioned by @Yongjian Feng. While you may, personally think the...

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Converting base N to base 10

Why would you special case base 16 anyway? What if they gave you base 15? Or base 19? Or base 12? It is a really bad coding st...

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how can i multiply two complex number in GUI

What is the problem? Convert them to numbers. Multiply said numbers. Then output the result however you desire. My guess is you...

7 days ago | 0

How to remove Outliers

The obvious answer is to look at the tools provided in MATLAB. Thus RMOUTLIERS, ISOUTLIER, etc. They are provided in the stats t...

7 days ago | 0

How to format my code in this way? Is there any shortcut?

If you put it in as a picture, then of course not! However, if you paste in the code, then note there is a toolbar on top of th...

8 days ago | 0

How to match column of a one matrix with another column of second matrix?

A = [ 0 0 3 0 2 3 1 2 0 1 0 0]; B = [ 0 3 0 2 3 0 2 ...

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So I tried to write on the screen symsum results, but one of them got a little bit wrong position

syms n fprintf('a) %f\n',symsum((n+3^n)^-1,n,1,2021)) fprintf('b) %f\n',symsum((2*n+1)^n/n^(2*n),n,1,2021)) fprintf('c) %f\n'...

8 days ago | 0

Is it possible to use the colormap "Purples" in MATLAB, which maps zeros to white?

Um, trivially, yes. (Ok, maybe not trivial. But not difficult.) The biggest question is just to recognize what you want to call ...

8 days ago | 1

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Create a block diagonal, Toeplitz and triangular matrix given by n,B,C,A

The simplest answer is to use my blktridiag utility from the file exchange. full(blktridiag(A,C,B,3)) ans = 1 2 9 ...

8 days ago | 1

Finding the number of values about nonlinear equations.

You need to understand it is IMPOSSIBLE to know the number of solutions to a general nonlinear equation, or system of them. I...

9 days ago | 0

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How to integrate between 2 points of a given array.

idx1 idx1 = 2629 idx2 idx2 = 2622 So then what did you do? In order to understand (and then fix) the problem, you need t...

9 days ago | 0

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Adaptive step size for quasi newton optimization

Sorry, but those tools do not give you direct control of the step size. However, if you are using fminunc, then is there a good ...

10 days ago | 0

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Calculate this matrix in a more general and shorter way

x is 100x1. Now, suppose we want to generate multiple terms of the form sin(k*w*x), so k will be a vector. w is a fixed constant...

11 days ago | 0

How to solve for N sets of 2 equations and 2 unknowns using a for loop?

If these are LINEAR equations, then using fzolve or vpasolve is actively silly. They are designed to solve much more difficult p...

12 days ago | 1

@ Symbol in function handles as an input variable to another function

Integral will only accept an input function as a function handle. The @ converts the m-file name into a function handle, that in...

12 days ago | 0

How to perform pseudo inverse with set of elements in a matrix?

I think you misunderstand the linear algebra here. A=(1:12).'; B=(1:4).'; A_43 = reshape(A,length(B),[]) % I'll create a vari...

12 days ago | 0

Numerical solution for a complex formula

syms M A y = 1.4; eqn = A == ((1)/(M))*((1+((y-1)/(2))*(M^(2)))/((y+1)/(2)))^((y+1)/(2*(y-1))) Now you wish to solve that exp...

12 days ago | 0

3-dimensional orthonormal rotation symbolical

You have several misunderstandings here. First: phi_x = pi/2; phi_y = 0; phi_z=pi; % Define symbolic variables syms phi_x p...

12 days ago | 0

Plotting multiple inequalities in 3D Space

First, [x,y,x] = meshgrid(-10:0.1:10); Correct code is important in MATLAB. Else it will not know that you really intended ...

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