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# Simon Thomas

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Test for balanced parentheses
Given the input inStr, give the boolean output out indicating whether all the parentheses are balanced. Examples: * If ...

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DNA N-Gram Distribution
Given a string s and a number n, find the most frequently occurring n-gram in the string, where the n-grams can begin at any poi...

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Implement a ROT13 cipher
Replace each character in string s1 with the character that is shifted 13 positions from it (wrap back to the beginning if neces...

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Clean the List of Names
Given a list of names in a cell array, remove any duplications that result from different capitalizations of the same string. So...

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De-dupe
Remove all the redundant elements in a vector, but keep the first occurrence of each value in its original location. So if a =...

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Find the palindrome
Given the string a, find the longest palindromic sub-string b. So when a = 'xkayakyy'; you should return b = 'kayak';

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Balanced number
Given a positive integer find whether it is a balanced number. For a balanced number the sum of first half of digits is equal to...

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Replace NaNs with the number that appears to its left in the row.
Replace NaNs with the number that appears to its left in the row. If there are more than one consecutive NaNs, they should all ...

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Interpolator
You have a two vectors, a and b. They are monotonic and the same length. Given a value, va, where va is between a(1) and a(end...

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Read a column of numbers and interpolate missing data
Given an input cell array of strings s, pick out the second column and turn it into a row vector of data. Missing data will be i...

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Alphabetize by last name
Given a list of names in a cell array, sort the list by the last name. So if list = {'Barney Google','Snuffy Smith','Dagwood ...

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Find the peak 3n+1 sequence value
A Collatz sequence is the sequence where, for a given number n, the next number in the sequence is either n/2 if the number is e...

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Kaprekar Steps
6174 is the <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6174_%28number%29 Kaprekar constant>. All natural numbers less than 10,000 (except som...

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to MATLAB
Output logical "true" if the input is the answer to life, the universe and everything. Otherwise, output logical "false".

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Find common elements in matrix rows
Given a matrix, find all elements that exist in every row. For example, given A = 1 2 3 5 9 2 5 9 3 2 5 9 ...

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Find the two-word state names
Given a list of states, remove all the states that have two-word names. If s1 = 'Alabama Montana North Carolina Vermont N...

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Word Counting and Indexing
You are given a list of strings, each being a list of words divided by spaces. Break the strings into words, then return a maste...

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The Goldbach Conjecture, Part 2
The <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldbach's_conjecture Goldbach conjecture> asserts that every even integer greater than 2 can ...

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Specific Element Count
Given a vector _v_ and a element _e_, return the number of occurrences of _e_ in _v_. Note: NaNs are equal and there may be n...

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Encode Roman Numerals
Create a function taking a non-negative integer as its parameter and returning a string containing the Roman Numeral representat...

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Elapsed Time
Given two date strings d1 and d2 of the form yyyy/mm/dd HH:MM:SS (assume hours HH is in 24 hour mode), determine how much time, ...

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Find state names that end with the letter A
Given a list of US states, remove all the states that end with the letter A. Example: Input s1 = 'Alabama Montana Nebras...

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The Goldbach Conjecture
The <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldbach's_conjecture Goldbach conjecture> asserts that every even integer greater than 2 can ...

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Is my wife right?
Regardless of input, output the string 'yes'.

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Pattern matching
Given a matrix, m-by-n, find all the rows that have the same "increase, decrease, or stay same" pattern going across the columns...

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Tic Tac Toe FTW
Given a tic tac toe board: * 1 represents X * 0 represents empty. * -1 represents O It is X's move. If there is an imme...

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Summing Digits within Text
Given a string with text and digits, add all the numbers together. Examples: Input str = '4 and 20 blackbirds baked in a...

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Scrabble Scores
Given a word, determine its score in <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrabble Scrabble>. The input string will always be provi...

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Return the Fibonacci Sequence
Write a code which returns the Fibonacci Sequence such that the largest value in the sequence is less than the input integer N. ...