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# John D'Errico

### Retired

5.362 total contributions since 2006

(Don't contact me. I won't answer questions.) A retired mathematician, numerical animalist, woodworker, bridge player.

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2010 won't activate
The odds are good that your new computer will not run that old a release. 2010 is pretty old as things go. Check the system requ...

etwa 5 Stunden ago | 0

How to work with a matrix close to singular in MATLAB ?
Sorry, but no magic exists. This is why numerical linear algebra exists as an area of mathematics, and why courses are taught in...

etwa 17 Stunden ago | 0

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How to solve 3 functions in 4 variables
What you show is NOT the answer. It is AN answer. 3 equations with 4 variables is called an underdetermined problem. There is ...

2 Tage ago | 0

Error solving three equations in three unknowns
syms a b c Tan = -b - 2 == 0; Man = c + 1 == 0; Lan = a + b - 3*c - 1 == 0; [av,bv,cv] = solve(Tan,Man,Lan,a,b,c) This is a...

3 Tage ago | 0

Numerical Approximation of Fisher Information Matrix
You cannot perform numerical differentiation? At the very least, you can use tools for numerical differentiation from my derives...

3 Tage ago | 0

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Finding an analytical fit for a multi-dimensional function
Read again what Walter has said. There is much to learn for you. You might also look at some of what is found in this post, whi...

3 Tage ago | 0

optimization with multivariable and constraint
Sorry, but this seems just plain silly. You are way overthinking things. The new point P3 lies at the midpoint of the straight ...

4 Tage ago | 0

How to create a 6 dimension array in Matlab and store values in it
It very much depends on what you want to do with that data. But I think you are looking for a very inefficient way to store your...

4 Tage ago | 0

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How to write the codes for this gamma function?
Easy, peasy. Although since you are using gamma as a FUNCTION, it is a REALLY bad idea to use beta, another closely related spec...

5 Tage ago | 0

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Recursive function to reverse a vector
Hmm. Suppose you strip off the last digit of the vector on each pass? Can you do that? You already know how to find the last ele...

7 Tage ago | 0

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I want to make a recursive function that sums all the digits in a number
The "last" digit? A little ambiguously stated. In the number 12345, is 5 the last digit you are asking about? It looks like you...

7 Tage ago | 0

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How can I interpolate a screw surface?
Is this a single valued function of x and y? Or x and z, y and z? No. Is this a function over some contiguous convex region in ...

7 Tage ago | 0

Help with syms function. Unable to find explicit solution
Would you assume that every equation you write down hs an analytical solution? Why would you? T = 10; h = 20; g = -9.81; ...

9 Tage ago | 0

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how to separate variables of f(x,y)?
In a completely general sense, if you do not know IF the functions can be separated, then no it is probably impossible to do for...

10 Tage ago | 1

nonlinear equality constraint with symbolic variables
Numerical optimizers CANNOT use symbolic variables. That is, this is meaningless when using a tool like fmincon. syms t [1 16...

11 Tage ago | 0

linear regression in log-log scale
Sadly, while I wish the fitting tool would fit your data on log scales if that is how the axes are set, it does not. (That has a...

11 Tage ago | 0

Why multi objctive GA doesn't give identical answers?
First, many optimization problems have multiple solutions. Nonlinear problems often do. Second, there is no assurance that any ...

12 Tage ago | 1

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New to Matlab - need help with rearranging equation
There was NO error returned. It was a WARNING, that while you want to find a solution, none could be found. There are many thing...

12 Tage ago | 1

solve Equilibrium Position of Mass - Spring - Damped System
As Alan pointed out, you probably wanted to take the 2nd derivative of x there in your system, not the 20th derivative. The term...

13 Tage ago | 0

How do I express coefficient x, y, z using a, b, c, P0?
You can want to do anything you want. But unless you have a magic wand, that often fails. Here, you have ONE equation (3) that...

14 Tage ago | 1

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How to solve Ax=B with some knowns in x and B
This is a moderately complex question, because I'm not sure you fully appreciate the problem, and I am also sure this is not you...

14 Tage ago | 0

Row of a Pascal's Triangle using recursion
Simplest is to use conv. In terms of your code, I have no idea what you think the line PascalRow(1) = 1; does, but it does not...

18 Tage ago | 0

memory overflow with double factorial function
Recursive formulas like this always seem useful, but they are terrible in terms of coding, in terms of efficiency. You don't wan...

18 Tage ago | 0

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Unable to meet integration tolerances without reducing the step size below the smallest value allowed
Anytime you see this error message: "Unable to meet integration tolerances without reducing the step size below the smallest va...

18 Tage ago | 1

symbolic integration
No. You cannot first use a numerical integration to first integrate with respect to one variable, and THEN hope to use a symboli...

19 Tage ago | 0

Need fast quadrature method for use within root-finding routine
Way too late for this answer to be useful. In fact, way too late even for it to have been useful for me, when I had to solve the...

19 Tage ago | 0

Constrain a parameter in a fit?
Simple enough. You could do this using lsqcurvefit or lsnonlin from the optimization toolbox, which do allow bound constraints o...

19 Tage ago | 1