Familiarizing yourself with the MATLAB desktop

MATLAB is an interactive working environment based on the matrix, the most natural way to express computational mathematics. Moreover, it is a programming language designed for technical computing, mathematical analysis, and system simulation. The integrated graphics make it easy to view and acquire knowledge from the data. Finally, a large library of prebuilt toolboxes allows us to immediately start with programming.

After installing, to start MATLAB, simply double-click on the icon on the desktop; or from the system prompt, type matlab. At first startup, MATLAB will show us a desk of contents with all the necessary items for its proper and smooth operation. Figure 2.1 shows the MATLAB desktop ...

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