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Programming in MATLAB ® by Ram N. Patel

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Introduction to MATLAB® Desktop

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

  • gain an overview of MATLAB desktop
  • use help for executing MATLAB commands/functions
  • write basic MATLAB code and create m-files
  • use MATLAB demos

1.1 Introduction

MATLAB is an interactive tool for numerical computation and data visualization. It combines the features of numeric computation, advanced graphics and visualization, and high-level programming language in a single environment. Built-in toolboxes extend MATLAB’s capability to a variety of application areas including signal and image processing, control system design, finance, engineering, and medical research. It provides a diverse family of built-in functions that can be directly used to obtain numerical ...

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