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Introduction to Programming in MATLAB

6.094

Lecture 1: Variables, Scripts, and Operations

Danilo Šćepanović

IAP 2010

Course Layout

• Lectures

1: 2: 3: 4: 5:

Variables, Scripts and Operations Visualization and Programming Solving Equations, Fitting Images, Animations, Advanced Methods Optional: Symbolic Math, Simulink

Course Layout

• Problem Sets / Office Hours

One per day, should take about 3 hours to do Submit doc or pdf (include code, figures) No set office hours but available by email

• Requirements for passing

Attend all lectures Complete all problem sets (-, √, +)

• Prerequisites

Basic familiarity with programming Basic linear algebra, differential equations, and probability

Outline

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Getting Started Scripts Making Variables Manipulating Variables Basic Plotting

Getting Started

• To get MATLAB Student Version for yourself » https://msca.mit.edu/cgi-bin/matlab

Use VPN client to enable off-campus access Note: MIT certificates are required

• Open up MATLAB for Windows

Through the START Menu

• On Athena » add matlab » matlab &

Current directory

Workspace

Command Window

Command History

Courtesy of The MathWorks, Inc. Used with permission.

Making Folders

• Use folders to keep your programs organized

• To make a new folder, click the ‘Browse’ button next to ‘Current Directory’

• Click the ‘Make New Folder’ button, and change the name of the folder. Do NOT use spaces in folder names. In the MATLAB folder, make two new folders: IAPMATLAB\day1 • Highlight the folder you just made and click ‘OK’ • The current directory is now the folder you just created • To see programs outside the current directory, they should be in the Path. Use File-> Set Path to add folders to the path

Customization

• File Preferences

Allows you personalize your MATLAB experience

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MATLAB Basics

• MATLAB can be thought of as a...