Date: Mar 2, 2013 10:35 PM
Author: Derek Goring
Subject: Re: Trouble with the while loop

On Sunday, March 3, 2013 1:20:08 PM UTC+13, Ishan  wrote:
> Still a Novice at matlab, trying to figure out what's wrong with my while loop everytime I run it, matlab crashes.
>
> Here's my code:
>
> omegax=0;omegay=0;omegaz=1;x=0;y=0;z=1; rand(1000);
>
> omega=[omegax,omegay,omegaz];v=[x,y,z];w=1;alpha=0.9;
>
> while 0<=z && z<=5;
>
> r=-log(rand);
>
> v=v+r*omega;
>
> end


Because it's an infinite loop.
You set z outside the loop and do not change it inside the loop, so z is always between 0 and 5 and eventually v will get so large that Matlab crashes.
Try using v(3) instead of z.
Also, what is the point of this:
rand(1000);
It's telling Matlab to create a 1000x1000 matrix of data, but you're not assigning it to anything.