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A Galloping Logo Zoetrope

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:21:16 +0000

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What is a zoetrope? A zoetrope is a simple kind of animation, first popularized in the 1800s. Take twelve images of a running horse, for example. Paste them on the inside of a cylinder and spin the cylinder. The images catch your eye as they go by, and you are... read more >>




Text Alignment, Dinosaurs, and Orators

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:51:43 +0000

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When we’re creating new pages for our community apps, our designers sometimes add some sample text as part of the review process. More often than not, this means Lorem Ipsum.... read more >>




New in Answers: Top Contributors & Staff

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:56:35 +0000

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You’re the new kid in school. It’s lunch time.... read more >>




Answers Badges Are Here!

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:42:56 +0000

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Maybe, like me, you got an email this week telling you that you won a badge for your contributions to MATLAB Answers. And maybe, like me, you even won more than one, and all on the same day. The reason is simple enough: we just introduced badges for Answers this... read more >>




Cody Turns One Million

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:20:28 +0000

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Suppose I give you an image like this little smiley face.... read more >>




Is It Just Me? Status Anxiety and the Application Status Page

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 22:04:14 +0000

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Here’s you, getting stuff done: Click… click. Click-click. Type typey type. Click.... read more >>




Community Q&A: Massimo Zanetti

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:12:20 +0000

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During the fall of 2016 MathWorks hosted a Scavenger Hunt and Triathlon to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of MATLAB Central. Massimo Zanetti was the winner of the Triathlon so we thought it would be interesting to learn more about him.... read more >>




The Bacterium and the Blog – New Life on MATLAB Central

Tue, 16 May 2017 20:23:04 +0000

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Do you have aphid problems? Aphids are perfectly nice little insects with one unfortunate habit: they have a mighty appetite for the crops we grow. But how to get rid of them? Insecticides work, but they cause other problems. Better to use naturally occurring pheromones that can repel aphids. Now... read more >>




Robot Races Roll After Hours at the Museum

Fri, 05 May 2017 17:39:52 +0000

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Our post today is from Jeff Homer of our UK office in Cambridge, England. Jeff is an Application Support Engineer with a keen interest in controls, robotics and physical modelling. He was part of a team of people that built an action-packed crowd-pleasing MATLAB application: pitting tiny rolling robots against each... read more >>




Add-Ons and the File Exchange

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:23:29 +0000

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Earlier today I was pondering the fact that I needed some new business cards when I had a sudden brain storm. A sort of a meta-recursive brainstorm, really. I could picture the design I wanted. But first I’d need some help from Steve Hoelzer.... read more >>