Chapter 2

Introduction to MATLAB Programming

Contents

Key Terms

computer program

scripts

algorithm

top-down design

external file

default input device

prompting

default output device

execute/run

high-level languages

machine language

executable

compiler

source code

object code

interpreter

script files

documentation

comments

input/output (I/O)

user

empty string

error message

formatting

format string

place holder

conversion characters

newline character

field width

leading blanks

trailing zeros

plot symbols ...

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