# logspace equivalent and sin(x) [solved]

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Giacomo Lorenzi on 10 Nov 2019
Commented: Steven Lord on 11 Nov 2019
Hello, I have to solve a couple of exercises; the first one asks me to write with ":" the equivalents of this:
x=linspace(0, 10, 5);
x=linspace(-5, 5);
x=logspace(1, 3, 3);
x=logspace(1, 3, 5);
I solved the first by myself ( x=[0:2.5:10] ) because it's easy, but I really can't understand the others; actually I don't just want to solve the exercises but I want to understand if there is actually a method and how it is done.
Second one is this: A = {sin(x), x=1,2, ,1000}, I have to find how many elements of A are bigger than 1/2 using function SUM; actually I don't know that writing, I just started using Matlab, but even Matlab gives me an error, so maybe I thought it was wrong written; any guesses?

Stephan on 10 Nov 2019
x = 10.^(1:3) % x=logspace(1, 3, 3)
result = sum(A>0.5) % Number of elements in A bigger than 0.5

Stephan on 10 Nov 2019
x = 10.^(1:0.5:3) % x=logspace(1, 3, 5)
Giacomo Lorenzi on 10 Nov 2019
Thanks a lot!

JESUS DAVID ARIZA ROYETH on 10 Nov 2019
a=1;
b=3;
c=3;
logspace(a, b, c)==10.^(1:(b-a)/(c-1):b) %are equivalent
on the other hand
x=1:1000;
A=sin(x);
total=sum(A>1/2)

Giacomo Lorenzi on 10 Nov 2019
Thanks guys, you were really helpful. However I still don't know how to solve the last
x = logspace(1, 3, 5)
it seems very tricky to me; the formula used for the previous one was pretty "standard", this is more "strange". Don't you know how to solve this too?

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Steven Lord on 11 Nov 2019
You could "cheat" a little and look at what logspace does.
type logspace.m
I'm using type rather than edit to avoid accidentally modifying logspace. It's short enough that this won't display too much in the Command Window.