JLAB_CHANGES is in the main directory of jLab.

 JLAB_CHANGES   Changes to JLAB in each release.
 
    Changes new in version 1.6.3
 
    This is a major new release, which includes the following changes:
 
    Support for a new publication, see module jWavelet:
 
    Lilly (2017).  Element analysis: a wavelet-based method for analyzing
       time-localized events in noisy time series. Submitted.  Available at
       http://jmlilly.net/jmlpubs.html.
 
    New functions for element analysis using generalized Morse wavelets:
 
    transmax     - Locates modulus maximum points of wavelet transform.
    transmaxdist - Distributions of wavelet transform maxima in noise.
    morseregion  - Generalized Morse wavelet time-frequency concentration region.
    isomax       - Returns those transform maxima that are isolated from others.
    maxprops     - Returns properties of wavelet transform maxima.
    max2eddy     - Converts transform maxima into oceanic coherent eddy properties.
 
    New function for fast, accurate remapping of non-plaid grids on the sphere:
 
    sphereinterp  - Fast linear interpolation on the sphere from non-plaid grids.
 
    Updated datasets
 
    drifters.mat  - The global surface drifter dataset from NOAA's Global
         Drifter Program, updated through Sept. 2016.  See about_drifters.
    tpjaos.mat    - Alongtrack sea surface height anomalies from the 
         Beckley dataset, updated through Oct. 12, 2016.  See about_tpjaos.
  
    Changes and improvements
 
    JPCOLOR now SQUEEZEs input arguments by default. 
    POLYSMOOTH improved organization of output arguments, speed improvments,
         and improved documentation.
    SPHERESORT fixed a bug in the parallelized version that led to a shift
         in output arguments if the output included empty latitude bands.  
    LATLON2UV improvemented argument handling for matrix input.
    NCINTERP now supports input longitudes as [-180,180] or [0, 360].
    YEARFRAC now passes Inf values through, as well as NaNs.
    ELLIPSEPLOT and LINESTYLE now support the new Matlab colors.
    RIDGEWALK now supports cell array input.
    READTOPO bugfix for longitude regions spanning 360 degrees.
    MORSEHIGH simplifications.
    MORSESPACE minor re-definition of low-frequency cutoff parameter.
    VSUM modified for backwards compatibility with earlier Matlab versions.
    DAWSON has been renamed JDAWSON, to avoid confusion with Matlab's
         version in the Symbolic Math Toolbox. 
    SLEPTAP added sign check for non-interpolated data tapers.
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    Changes new in version 1.6.2 
 
    This is a major new release, which includes the following changes:
          
    Support for a new publication, see module jMatern:
 
    Lilly, Sykulski, Early, and Olhede (2016).  Fractional Brownian motion,
       the Matern process, and stochastic modeling of turbulent dispersion.
       Available at http://jmlilly.net/jmlpubs.html.   
 
    New functions
 
    ncinterp      - Interpolate field from NetCDF file onto specified positions.
    cellget       - Indexes a cell array of numerical arrays by ID number.
    cellimit      - Limits the ranges of times in a cell array of numerical arrays.
    cellstd       - Standard deviation of each element a cell array.
    cellpack      - Removes all NaN values from cell arrays of numeric arrays.
    degunwrap     - Unwraps arrays given in degrees.
    trackextract  - Extracts alongtrack altimetry segments within given region.
 
    Changes and improvements
 
    DRIFTERS.MAT is now updated with data through December 2015.
    ABOUT_DRIFTERS contains updated and simplified internal processing.
    TPJAOS.MAT updated through November 2015.
 
    TWOSPECPLOT bugfix for omitting tidal lines.
    TWOSPECPLOT bugfix swapping Cartesian spectra.
    POLYSMOOTH corrected to account for missing data values in sorted input.
    TRACKEXTRACT now strips out any empty tracks in the region.
    JPCOLOR now works for non-uniformly spaced axis arrays.
    NCINTERP is now greatly accelerated by loading large chunks into memory.
    PERIODINDEX updated to handle new format output but RIDGEWALK.
    CELLPLOT bugfix to handle empty cells.
    YEARFRAC modified to handle potential empty cells.
    RIDGEWALK output formats simplified.
    CELL2COL and COL2CELL now work with arrays having multiple columns.
    LETTERLABELS updated for recent changes to handle graphics conventions.
    TOPOPLOT now supports linestyles in LINESTYLE format.
    TOPOPLOT bugfix for x-axis limits exceeding 360 degrees.
    TOPOPLOT bugfix when contours are input. 
    CELLFILL bugfix to prevent transposition of cell arrays.
    CELLGRID, CELLMEAN, CELLSTD, and SAMPLETIMES now support parallelization.
    CELLGRID bugfix for data containing some or all NANs.  
    CELLGRID now uses the 'pchip' method by default, as does CELLFILL.
    CELLPACK bugfix to address inaccurate report of points filled.
    LATLON2UV now optionally returns the acceleration.
    LATLON2UV bugfix for empty or length one datasets.
    LATLON2UV now longer has the option to return U and V separately. 
    LANSEY bugfix for returning specified size of colormap.
    TRAJFILL has been removed.  Use CELLFILL instead. 
    TRAJEXTRACT can now handle input numerical arrays such as ID number.
    TRAJEXTRACT input argument order change.
    TRAJEXTRACT now supports variable overwriting.
    TRAJCHUNK bugfix for length one or zero cell elements. 
    TRAJCHUNK can now handle input numerical arrays such as ID number. 
    TWOSPECPLOT changes to make it easier to overlay spectral plots.
    MATERNCHOL bugfix for numerical noise in imaginary part of matrix.
    VMEAN, VSUM, VMOMENT, and VSTD speed improvements.
    VMEAN, VSUM, VMOMENT, and VSTD now no longer exclude Infs, only NaNs.
 
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    Changes new in version 1.6.1
 
    jLab is now on GitHub at https://github.com/jonathanlilly/jLab.
 
    Changes and improvements
 
    WAVETRANS now supports parallelization.
    LINECOLOR bugfix for colormaps of lengths different from 64.
    CELLFIRST now also supports a 'last' flag to return the last element.
    YEARFRAC now also returns 'month.fraction' in additon to 'year.fraction.'
    CELLGRID and CELLFILL bugfixes for time series of length one or zero.
    SAMPLETIMES bugfix for time series of length one.
    SPHEREDIST bugfix for row vectors input.
    TOPOPLOT bugfix for vector of depth contours input.
 
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    Changes new in version 1.6
 
    New datasets
 
    about_ibcao - International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean topography.
 
    New functions
 
    jlab_index - Alphabetical index into JLAB and JDATA contents.
    standalone - Create stand-alone version of an m-file, including dependencies.
    yearfrac   - Convert date from 'datenum' format to 'year.fraction'.
    lansey     - The Lansey modification of Cynthia Brewer's "Spectral" colormap.
   
    celldiv    - Division acting on each element in a cell array.
    cellstrip  - Strips NaN values from the beginnings or ends of cell arrays.
    cellgrid   - Interpolate a cell array of numeric arrays onto a regular grid.
    cellsplit  - Splits cell arrays of numeric arrays at data gaps.
    cellprune  - Removes all empty cells, or cells less than a specified length.
    cellfill   - Fills missing data marked by NaNs in a cell array.
    cellfirst  - Returns the first element of each entry in a cell array.
 
    Changes and improvements
 
    All example figures now echo code to the Matlab command window.
 
    MATERNCOV, MATERNSPEC, and MATERNOISE extensions and simplifications.
    ABOUT_JTOPO dataset now includes high-latitude topography data from IBCAO.  
    MSPEC, SLEPTAP, and MATERNSPEC now support parallelization.  
    TWODHIST and TWODSTATS are now vastly faster thanks to Matlab's 
        HISTCOUNTS2, available as of release 2015b.
    TWODHIST and TWODSTATS now support parallelization.
    LATLON2UV now supports parallelization.
    CELLCHUNK now supports parallelization.
    CELLCHUNK bugfix for 50% overlap mode. 
    ARESAME now works with cell arrays of numerical arrays.
    CORFREQ is now defined to be positive in the Northern Hemisphere, 
        and negative in the Southern Hemisphere, following convention.
    MSPEC bugfix for periodogram applied to multi-component datasets.
    TOPOPLOT now plots topography underneath other items on the plot.
    MATERNCHOL improved handling of numerical non-positive-definiteness.
    VSWAP now works with cell arrays.  
    ELLIPSEPLOT bugfix for empty index input.
    PATCHCONTOURF bugfix for use with M_MAP.
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    Changes new in version 1.5 
 
    This is a major new release, which includes the following changes:
        
      --- Compatible with the graphics changes introduced in Matlab R2014b 
      --- Completely new organization with a more modular approach
      --- Many obsolete functions removed and redundancies eliminated
 
    New functions
 
    divgeom        - Geometric decomposition of eddy vorticity flux divergence.
    blurspec       - Returns the blurred and aliased spectrum given the autocovariance.
    findpath       - Returns the full pathname of a directory on the Matlab search path.
    patchcontourf  - Generate filled contours using patches, with specified colors.
    cellchunk      - Converts cell array data into uniform length 'chunks'.
    trajchunk      -  Converts Lagrangian trajectories into chunks based on the Coriolis period.
    cellmean       - Mean value of each element a cell array or set of cell arrays.
    uv2latlon      - Integrates horizontal velocity to give latitude and longitude.
    sig2latlon     - Converts an oscillatory signal to lat/lon displacements.
    fminsearchbnd  - fminsearch, but with bound constraints by transformation. [By J. D'Errico]
    whichdir       - Returns directory name containing file in search path.
    jlab_allhelp   - Displays the help comments for all JLAB modules.
 
    Improved datasets
 
    about_drifters - Modified to include data through June 2014.  Please
       note that the earlier verison of drifters.mat was missing half the 
       data on account of a read error.  The new version corrects this.
 
    Minor changes and improvements
 
    SPHERESORT speed improvements, bug fix, and support for parallel computing.
    READTOPO now works with Smith and Sandwell v. 18.1
    FINDFILES now optionally searches directories recurvisely. 
    PACKBOTH, PACKROWS, and PACKCOLS are now combined into PACKFIG.
    JLAB_MAKEFIGS is now one file that makes figures for recent published papers. 
    MATERNSPEC bugfix for input parameter arrays of length greater than one.
    FLOATREGION now rejects individual trajectory segements outside of region.
    CELLPLOT fixed minor bug in which CELLPLOT did not plot the first point.
    TWOSPECPLOT no longer opens a new figure window by default.
    RIDGEWALK now outputs ridges in a cell array, with one ridge per cell.  
 
    ELLIPSEPLOT, MORSEBOX, FONTSIZE, TOPOPLOT, NOCONTOURS, TOPOPLOT, 
    DISCRETECOLORBAR, JLAB_MAKEFIGS, and sample figures modified to work 
    with Matlab version R2014b.
 
    ELLVEL, ELLROSSBY, ELLBAND, ELLPARAMS, ELLRAD, and RIDGELEN now all 
    correctly return empty arrays, or empty cell arrays, given empty input.
 
    MATERNSPEC, MATERNCOV, MATERNIMP, and MATERNOISE improvements.  All 
    extended to accommodate non-unit sample rates.
 
    Removed a large number of obsolete functions; consolidated many others.
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    (C) 2002--2015 J.M. Lilly --- type 'help jlab_license' for details

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