Book description
Plot graphs, solve equations, and write code in a flash!
If you work in a STEM field, chances are you'll be using MATLAB on a daily basis. MATLAB is a popular and powerful computational tool and this book provides everything you need to start manipulating and plotting your data. MATLAB has rapidly become the premier data tool, and MATLAB For Dummies is a comprehensive guide to the fundamentals. MATLAB For Dummies guides you through this complex computational language from installation to visualization to automation.
Learn MATLAB's language fundamentals including syntax, operators, and data types
Understand how to use the most important window in MATLAB  the Command Window
Get the basics of linear algebra to get up and running with vectors, matrices, and hyperspace
Automate your work with programming scripts and functions
Plot graphs in 2D and 3D to visualize your data
Includes a handy guide for MATLAB's functions and plotting routines
MATLAB is an essential part of the analysis arsenal and MATLAB For Dummies provides clear, thorough guidance to get the most out of your data.
Table of contents

 Introduction

Part I: Getting Started With MATLAB
 Chapter 1: Introducing MATLAB and Its Many Uses
 Chapter 2: Starting Your Copy of MATLAB
 Chapter 3: Interacting with MATLAB
 Chapter 4: Starting, Storing, and Saving MATLAB Files

Part II: Manipulating and Plotting Data in MATLAB
 Chapter 5: Embracing Vectors, Matrices, and Higher Dimensions
 Chapter 6: Understanding Plotting Basics
 Chapter 7: Using Advanced Plotting Features

Part III: Streamlining MATLAB
 Chapter 8: Automating Your Work
 Chapter 9: Expanding MATLAB’s Power with Functions
 Chapter 10: Adding Structure to Your Scripts
 Part IV: Employing Advanced MATLAB Techniques

Part V: Specific MATLAB Applications
 Chapter 14: Solving Equations and Finding Roots
 Chapter 15: Performing Analysis

Chapter 16: Creating Super Plots
 Understanding What Defines a Super Plot
 Using the Plot Extras

Working with Plot Routines
 Finding data deviations using errorbar()
 Ranking related measures using pareto()
 Plotting digital data using stairs()
 Showing data distribution using stem()
 Drawing images using fill
 Displaying velocity vectors using quiver()
 Displaying velocity vectors using feather()
 Displaying velocity vectors using compass()
 Working with polar coordinates using polar()
 Displaying angle distribution using rose()
 Spotting sparcity patterns using spy()
 Employing Animation
 Working with movies
 Working with objects
 Performing data updates

Part VI: The Part of Tens
 Chapter 17: Top Ten Uses of MATLAB

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Make a Living Using MATLAB
 Working with Green Technology
 Looking for Unexploded Ordinance
 Creating Speech Recognition Software
 Getting Disease under Control
 Becoming a Computer Chip Designer
 Keeping the Trucks Rolling
 Creating the Next Generation of Products
 Designing Equipment Used in the Field
 Performing Family Planning
 Reducing Risks Using Simulation
 Appendix A: MATLAB Functions
 Appendix B: MATLAB’s Plotting Routines
 About the Authors
 Cheat Sheet
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Product information
 Title: MATLAB For Dummies
 Author(s):
 Release date: November 2014
 Publisher(s): For Dummies
 ISBN: 9781118820100
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