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Best File Exchange ever !!!

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zohar
zohar on 9 Mar 2011
Answered: Bruno Luong on 9 Aug 2019
Dear all Matlab users,
When I am bored I am going to file exchange section and sort it by rating and learn new staff about Matlab.
We are all familiar with:
" This file was a File Exchange Pick of the Week "
I am wondering which file exchange is:
Best File Exchange Eever ?
1) Each answer should be follwed with a short description.
2) I suggest that each answer will contain only one file, in that way people can vote for individual answer.
In my opinion this is the best file exchange ever:
Tips and tricks for use of the optimization toolbox, linear and nonlinear regression http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/8553-optimization-tips-and-tricks
posted by John D'Errico

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Jan
Jan on 9 Mar 2011
Oliver Woodford's EXPORT_FIG simplifies the export of figures to graphic files and has been suggested very often in CSSM and here.

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Matt Fig
Matt Fig on 9 Mar 2011
+1 to that. This is the file I turn to when I want to export a nice graphic for publication.
Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 16 Aug 2011
I'd vote for Oliver's export_fig (not to be confused with the similarly named exportfig by another author). It's the one that I recommend most to others. I also use export_fig myself a lot, along with D'Errico's polyfitn (too bad he took that down).

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Jan
Jan on 9 Mar 2011
Matt Fig's 41 GUI examples are a valuable tutorial for beginners and advanced Matlab users. I personally would like to see it integrated in the official documentation:
http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/24861-41-complete-gui-examples

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Jan
Jan on 9 Mar 2011
Dear Matt: It is very funny to earn reputation points with *your* submission. I do not dare to mention COMBINATOR in addition. If you post it here by yourself, I will vote it immediately.
Matt Fig
Matt Fig on 9 Mar 2011
Thanks a lot Jan, that is quite a compliment. As always, I am looking to improve and/or add to this collection - so if you or anyone sees anything that can be bettered please let me know by email.
zohar
zohar on 10 Mar 2011
OK Jan I forgat this one.
you got +1 form me !

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Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 9 Mar 2011
keep
Probably the only FEX file that I use on a daily basis.

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John D'Errico
John D'Errico on 9 Mar 2011
Keep has had several variations on the FEX, but it is a good one to keep around.
zohar
zohar on 10 Mar 2011
posted by David Yang
Good one (+1)

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Andrew Newell
Andrew Newell on 9 Mar 2011
I have only had the Matlab xUnit Test Framework by Steve Eddins for a few weeks, but I already consider it indispensable. It makes it so easy to write a good set of tests.

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Jan
Jan on 9 Mar 2011
Yair Altman's CPRINTF: Displays sprintf-formatted strings in the Command Window using the specified color/underline style.
This is an absolutely new feature to enhance the usability of the command line.

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zohar
zohar on 10 Mar 2011
Cool! (+1)

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Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 9 Mar 2011
John D'Errico's inpaint_nans:
Its 3/n-d extensions as well.

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Matt Fig
Matt Fig on 9 Mar 2011
John D'Errico's Variable Precision Integer Arithmetic toolbox is awesome, and I would have had no idea how to do it if it was assigned to me!

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Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 9 Mar 2011
vpi2english makes this a front runner for not just useful but also coolest.

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John D'Errico
John D'Errico on 9 Mar 2011
One tool from the FEX that I do use frequently is TIMEIT, by Steve Eddins. It gives me an accurate estimate of the time required for a code fragment when I find myself forced to optimize some code for speed. It is far more useful than tic and toc and more accurate. While the profiler itself is valuable too, code optimization forces you to focus on a specific small operation, which may have been identified as a bottleneck by the profiler.

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Brett Shoelson
Brett Shoelson on 9 Mar 2011
Another nod for TIMEIT...very useful!

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Jan
Jan on 9 Mar 2011
Coolest submission without any use:
Or:
Sorry for posting 2 submissions - I simply cannot decide which one is better, and if a "best" submission must be "useful" for anything.

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Sarah Wait Zaranek
Sarah Wait Zaranek on 9 Mar 2011
Wow. I didn't know that was out there!
jiro
jiro on 10 Mar 2011
Love the Super Mario song!
zohar
zohar on 10 Mar 2011
Very nice !

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Matt Fig
Matt Fig on 9 Mar 2011
I hope it doesn't sound arrogant, but the only file from the FEX POTW which I literally use several times every single day is my whats file. Since I use it so often, I have to mention it here.

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Jan
Jan on 9 Mar 2011
+1. Thanks for publishing.

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Bjorn Gustavsson
Bjorn Gustavsson on 9 Mar 2011
And an small beauty for keeping track of how figures were created:

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Bjorn Gustavsson
Bjorn Gustavsson on 9 Mar 2011
Easy figure-2-data digitization:
http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/7173-grabit

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Jan
Jan on 15 Aug 2011
This is the most advanced GUI I've ever seen built by pure MATLAB:
Of course I mean the foreground figure...

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