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MATLAB® and Its Applications in Engineering: [Based on MATLAB 7.5 (R2007b)] by Manoj Kumar Sharma, Ashok Kumar Goel, Raj Kumar Bansal

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1.3. MATLAB Environment

The major components of the MATLAB environment are as follows:

  • Command Window

  • Command History

  • Workspace

  • Current Directory

  • Figure Window

  • Edit Window

The MATLAB desktop is shown in Figure 1.2. It has main menu bar, the shortcut icons for opening, closing files, cut, copy and paste, icons for Simulink, etc. Further, it has the Current Directory Window, Workspace Window, Command History Window and Command Window. This is the desktop in its default mode. It can be configured differently by the user using the ‘desktop’ option from the main menu. In this, the user can select the different windows that are desired to be part of the MATLAB desktop.

Further, similar to the Windows® desktop, there is a start button in the MATLAB desktop. ...

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