jCommon: Useful general-purpose functions, common to other JLAB modules Array functions aresame - Test whether two N-D arrays are the same. arrayify - Converts a set of scalars or arrays into column arrays. blocklen - Counts the lengths of 'blocks' in an array. blocknum - Numbers the contiguous blocks of an array. lnsd - Last non-singleton dimension of an array. matmult - Matrix multiplication for arrays of matrices. nonnan - Return all non-NAN elements of an array. vectmult - Matrix multiplication for arrays of vectors. File and directory tools commentlines - Returns the comment lines from m-files. findfiles - Returns all files in a directory with a specified extension. findpath - Returns the full pathname of a directory on the Matlab search path. jhelp - Opens linked JLAB help files in Matlab's internal web browser. whichdir - Returns directory name containing file in search path. standalone - Create stand-alone version of an m-file, including dependencies. Mathematical aliases choose - Binomial coefficient: CHOOSE(N,K) = N!K!/(N-K)! frac - Fraction: FRAC(A,B)=A./B imlog - Imaginary part of log: IMLOG(X)=UNWRAP(IMAG(LOG(X))) iseven - True for even integer values; false otherwise. isodd - True for odd integer values; false otherwise. oprod - Outer product: OPROD(X,Y)=X*CONJ(Y') res - Residual after flooring: RES(X)=X-FLOOR(X) rot - Complex-valued rotation: ROT(X)=EXP(SQRT(-1)*X) squared - Squares the modulus of its argument: SQUARED(X)=ABS(X).^2 Matrices, polynomials, and special functions jmat2 - 2x2 rotation matrix through specified angle. jmat3 - 3x3 rotation matrix through specified angle. tmat - 2x2 complex grouping matrix. TMAT = [1 i; 1 -i] / SQRT(2) bellpoly - Complete Bell polynomials. hermpoly - Hermite polynomials. [with F. Rekibi] hermfun - Orthonormal Hermite functions. [with F. Rekibi] Dataset organization as structures make - Create a structure containing named variables as fields. matsave - Create and save structure of variables as a mat-file. use - Copies structure fields into named variables in workspace. Statistics cum2mom - Convert cumulants to moments. mom2cum - Convert moments to cumulants. pdfprops - Mean and variance associated with a probability distribution. simplepdf - Gaussian, uniform, Cauchy, and exponential pdfs. Filling bad data points fillbad - Linearly interpolate over bad data points. Date, time, and units yearfrac - Converts a DATENUM into 'year.fraction' and 'month.fraction'. cms2kmd - Converts centimeters per second to kilometers per day.