# David Prendergast

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Quote Doubler

Given a string s1, find all occurrences of the single quote character and replace them with two occurrences of the single quote ...

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Find the numeric mean of the prime numbers in a matrix.

There will always be at least one prime in the matrix. Example: Input in = [ 8 3 5 9 ] Output out is 4...

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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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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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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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Given two strings, find the maximum overlap

Given two strings s1 and s2, create a new string s3 which is as short as possible and contains both strings. If s1 = [1 2...

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Calculate the Levenshtein distance between two strings

This problem description is lifted from <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levenshtein_distance>. The Levenshtein distance betwee...

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Connect Four Win Checker

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connect_Four Connect Four> is a game where you try to get four pieces in a row. For this problem, ...

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Longest Divisor Run

Given the vector a, find the longest run of consecutive numbers that can be evenly divided by the same number d where d > 1. ...

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Knight's Tour Checker

Given a matrix a, determine whether or not a legal <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knight's_tour knight's tour> is present. The kn...

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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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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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Mandelbrot Numbers

The <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandelbrot_set Mandelbrot Set> is built around a simple iterative equation. z(1) = c z...

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What is the next step in Conway's Life?

Given a matrix A that represents the state of <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway's_Game_of_Life Conway's game of Life> at one ...

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Get the area codes from a list of phone numbers

Given a string of text with phone numbers in it, return a unique'd cell array of strings that are the area codes. s = '508-6...

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Remove the polynomials that have positive real elements of their roots.

The characteristic equation for a dynamic system is a polynomial whose roots indicate its behavior. If any of the <http://www.ma...

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Find state names that start with the letter N

Given a list of US states, remove all the states that start with the letter N. If s1 = 'Alabama Montana Nebraska Vermont Ne...

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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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Remove the small words from a list of words.

Your job is to tidy up a list of words that appear in a string. The words are separated by one or more spaces. Remove all words ...

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It dseon't mettar waht oedrr the lrettes in a wrod are.

An internet meme from 2003 (read more <http://www.snopes.com/language/apocryph/cambridge.asp here>) asserted that readers are re...

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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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Counting in Finnish

Sort a vector of single digit whole numbers alphabetically by their name, in Finnish. See the Wikipedia page for <http://en.wik...

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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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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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Prime factor digits

Consider the following number system. Calculate the prime factorization for each number n, then represent the prime factors in a...

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Renaming a field in a structure array

MATLAB has a <http://www.mathworks.com/help/techdoc/ref/setfield.html setfield> and a <http://www.mathworks.com/help/techdoc/ref...

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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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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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Counting Sequence

Given a vector x, find the "counting sequence" y. A counting sequence is formed by "counting" the entries in a given sequence...

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Find relatively common elements in matrix rows

You want to find all elements that exist in greater than 50% of the rows in the matrix. For example, given A = 1 2 3 5 ...

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