In this book the name MATLAB® (short for Matrix Laboratory) will refer to:
MATLAB® is an interpreter, that is to say a program that remains in the computer’s memory once it is launched. MATLAB® displays several subwindows (Figure 1) one of which is a command window used to type commands (instructions, functions names, program names), which are then directly “interpreted”.
MATLAB® can be used in two ways: by direct execution of the commands typed in the command window or by the execution of programs. When working on large-sized projects, we use several programs and/or functions, which should be organized by location on the disc. Examples of these three situations are as follows: