In This Chapter
Performing basic calculations
Creating more complex calculations
Interacting with variables
Using MATLAB functions
Obtaining additional help
You can interact with MATLAB in a lot of ways and you’ll experience quite a few of them as the book progresses. However, it pays to start out slowly to build your skills. This chapter presents an overview of the sorts of things you can do with MATLAB. Use this chapter to get started with a product that can really perform complex tasks with aplomb.
Although you probably won’t spend a lot of time using MATLAB as a calculator for even complex calculations, you can do so. Rather than view this kind of use as a waste of time, however, view it as a means of practicing as well as experimentation. Sometimes playing with a product produces unexpected outcomes that can help you in your ...