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MATLAB For Dummies by John Paul Mueller, Jim Sizemore

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Chapter 8

Automating Your Work

In This Chapter

arrow Defining the purpose of scripting

arrow Performing script-writing tasks

arrow Modifying your script

arrow Using scripts in MATLAB

arrow Making your script run faster

arrow Locating script errors

Getting the computer to do the work for you is probably one of the best reasons to use a computer in the first place. Anytime you can automate repetitive or mundane tasks, you free yourself to do something more interesting. MATLAB is an amazing tool for performing all sorts of creative work, but you also have a lot of mundane and repetitive tasks to perform. For example, you may need to generate the same plot every week for a report. Automating that task would free you to do something more interesting, such as discover a cure for cancer or send a rocket to Mars. The point is that you have better things to do with your time, and MATLAB is only too willing to free your time ...

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