In This Chapter
Obtaining and installing your copy of MATLAB
Starting MATLAB and working with the interface
Before you can use MATLAB to do anything productive, you need a copy of it installed on your system. Fortunately, you can obtain a free trial version that lasts 30 days. If you’re diligent, you can easily complete this book in that time and know for certain whether you want to continue using MATLAB as a productivity aid. The point is that you need a good installation, and this book helps you obtain that goal.
A problem that anyone can encounter is getting a bad product installation or simply not having the right software installed. When you can’t use your software properly, the entire application ...