MATLAB is a programming language developed by MathWorks. It started out as a matrix programming language where linear algebra programming was simple. It can be run both under interactive sessions and as a batch job. Alternatives to MATLAB exist including open source software packages.
For the beginner just starting into MATLAB programming, a tutorial is available to write Hello World. Once Hello World, which is the simplest of programs, works the beginner can move on to explore the MATLAB workspace available for developing or running Matlab code.
Basic MATLAB ConceptsEdit
Data Storage and ManipulationEdit
- What is a handle?
- Figure handles
- Axis handles
- Other types of handles
- Annotating Plots
Most MATLAB scripts and functions can be run in the open source program Octave. This program is freely available for most computing platforms.
The most important differences between Octave and MATLAB that anyone willing to use Octave instead of MATLAB should be aware of.