Category Archives: Learning Matlab

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There are two types of data scientists – those who cluster and those who don’t

Today, we are lucky to have Jesse Marshall as a guest blogger on data analysis. Jesse is a PhD student at Stanford, working on analyzing the collective behavior of hundreds of neurons as they process information in the living brain.  Humans have … Continue reading

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Error Handling – Using Try and Catch

Typically when using Matlab, if the program encounters some bug, you will hear the system bell and see the dreaded red text show up in the command window. So what do you do if you absolutely need your programs to … Continue reading

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Variable Scope: Memory Spaces in Matlab

For this post, we are glad to welcome Nicholas as a contributor to If you are interested in writing a guest post, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  In this post, we talk about variables. In particular, we will … Continue reading

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Debugging in Matlab

You’ve just finished writing your latest and greatest Matlab program. You’re sure this program will solve all the world’s (or at the very least all of your) problems. Just as you run your program, you see the dreaded red error … Continue reading

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Logical operations and logical indexing in Matlab

In this post, we talk about logical operations but also how to use your Matlab skills to analyze your shopping expenses (Yes, we are all absolute nerds and love it). You will learn how to use logical operations to search … Continue reading

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How and when to convert between data types

In this post, we talk about data types and extend on our previous post on the matter. You will learn how to convert between them but more importantly when and why you should consider such things. As often, we delve … Continue reading

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ICA demystified

This post has been on the back of my mind for quite some time, ever since I wrote about Principal Component Analysis. Independent Component Analysis or ICA is an algorithm to extract underlying structure hidden in multi-dimensional datasets. As for … Continue reading

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