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What are some best practices for converting a codebase from Matlab to C using MATLAB Coder?

I am starting a project to convert a medium size Matlab codebase (~100 files, total of ~10K LOC) into C/C++. (That is, the end product needs to be runnable without Matlab.) I have been reading ...
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linear least squares of matrices in Matlab [migrated]

Given the equation of perspective projection of a set of 3D points in an image: lambda_ij * x_ij = P_i * X_j; how can one estimate the values of lambda_ij matrix that minimize the following linear ...
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Should instance variables be bound to the instance right in the beginning of the method they are created in?

A common problem for me - and it's not really a problem, but somehow I again and again ask myself, what is the normal way to handle this - is that there is a method and within this method a couple of ...
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Why are scientific programming languages so weird? [closed]

It seems to me that programming languages meant for use in science and engineering are consistently weird compared to general-purpose languages. Some examples off the top of my head: In Matlab, each ...
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How to reduce close points

input: C matrix 2xN (2D points) output: C matrix 2xM (2D points) with equal or less points. Lets say we have C matrix 2xN that contains several 2D points, and it looks something like that: What we ...
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Is input validation necessary?

This is a very naive question about input validation in general. I'm a MATLAB user (1.5 years old) and I learned about input validation techniques such as "parse" and "validatestring". In fact, ...
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algorithm to create all possible column vectors of size N containing only ones and zeroes [closed]

I am a mathematics student and am just starting to learn about programming. I am stuck on a particular program I am trying to write for fun. I want to find an algorithm to create all possible column ...
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Programming Discrete Wavelet Transform

I am trying to program Discrete Wavelet Transform in Matlab. I do understand that their are various libraries available, but my project requires that I must implement it from scratch. I am taking a ...
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How do I transparently cache data in intermediate stages of processing?

I am working with MATLAB on a model reduction algorithm. It is basically a data processing pipeline. ckt = generate_ckt(ckt_properties); freq = generate_fpoints(fconfig); result = ...
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In MATLAB, how can 'preallocating' cell arrays improve performance?

I was reading this article on MathWorks about improving MATLAB performance and you will notice that one of the first suggestions is to preallocate arrays, which makes sense. But it also says that ...
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Trying to sort the coefficients of the polynomial (z-a)(z-b)(z-c)…(z-n) into a vector

So I have a factored polynomial of the form (z-a)(z-b)(z-c)...(z-n) for n an even positive integer. Thus the coefficient of z^k for 0 <= k < n will be the sum of all distinct n-k element ...
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Lines of Code vs. Optimal Language [closed]

I was wondering whether it is possible to give any advice as the the maximum number of lines of code at which one should consider switching from say MATLAB to a more low level language? Is it even ...
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Data acquisition, storage and management

I have a device that can measure different values over time, one sample per second. After one measurement run I can export the data in form of a CSV-file. One row per second with timestamp and about ...
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Implementing technical paper algorithms in C++ or MATLAB

I am an Electrical Engineering undergrad. I've reading many technical papers about Signal and Image processing algorithms (reconstruction, segmentation, filtering, etc). Most of the algorithms shown ...
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Moving to Python (SciPy and NumPy) for Scientific Computing [duplicate]

Just read a presentation about using Python for Scientific Computing. I am currently using MATLAB (student license FTW, which will expire when I graduate soon). So I was wondering how matured SciPy ...
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How to explain OOP to a matlab programmer? [closed]

I have a lot of friends who come from electrical / physical / mechanical engineering background, and are curious about what is "OOP" all about. They all know Matlab quite well, so they do have basic ...
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Who organizes your MATLAB code? [closed]

After reading http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2326609/how-to-organize-matlab-cod, I had a follow up question. If you work in a group of MATLAB programmers, who enforces the organization of the ...
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Is there a recommended way to communicate scientific/engineering programming to C developers?

I have a lot of MATLAB code that needs to get ported to C (execution speed is critical for this work) as part of a back-end process for a web application. When I attempt to outsource this code to a C ...
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Surviving MATLAB and R as a Hardcore Programmer

I love programming in languages that seem geared towards hardcore programmers. (My favorites are Python and D.) MATLAB is geared towards engineers and R is geared towards statisticians, and it seems ...