So it all started. I was an invited speaker at the MATLAB Expo 2016 in Munich with a lecture on “Dust storms, blackouts and 50°C in the shade: with MATLAB  in the cradle of humankind“. One of Keynote Lectures was held by Dr. Rainer Stetter of ITQ, “Industry 4.0 – Risks and Opportunities“, who talked, among other things, about the European Hi5 Hackethon 2016  with MATLAB and LEGO MINDSTORMS. I wondered how I could use the connection of MATLAB and LEGO MINDSTORMS, using the hardware support of The MathWorks in my shortcourses on geoscientific data analysis and future editions of the textbooks.

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Calculating the Continuous 1-D Wavelet Transform with the new Function cwt, Part 1

In MATLAB R2016b, the function to calculate a continuous 1D wavelet transform has been replaced by a new function, unfortunately with the same name. Here is a great example why I think that this blog is very useful: Here I can let you know how I would modify the script of Chapter 5.8 of MRES and ask for your comments on it, long before the 5th edition of MRES will be published.

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MRES Chinese Edition

The website, which went online on Friday, obviously has a lot of Chinese readers for whom this information may be interesting: there is the 3rd edition of MRES in Chinese translation! Parick Chen (陈青), Rights and Permissions Manager at the Springer Beijing Representative Office, helped us to get this published. The Chinese publisher is National Defense Industry Press, Chinese ISBN: 978-7-118-10090-7. Thanks, Parick, for your great help with this!