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MATLAB For Dummies by John Paul Mueller, Jim Sizemore

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Chapter 3

Interacting with MATLAB

In This Chapter

arrow Performing basic calculations

arrow Creating more complex calculations

arrow Interacting with variables

arrow Using MATLAB functions

arrow Overcoming errors

arrow 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 ...

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