MATLAB Programming/Loops and Branches

Program Flow edit

The idea of program flow is simple. However, implementing and using flow techniques effectively takes practice. MATLAB flow control is almost identical to flow control in C. There is a tremendous amount of text on the subject of flow in C. If you do a little homework in about an hour you can know all you need to from one of numerous C tutorials. To be good at flow control all you have to do is practice.

Here are a few concepts that you can practice using flow control to implement:

  • Calculate compounding interest using a while loop (don't cheat by using the algebraic form).
  • Create a moving average filter using a for loop
  • Make a counter that keeps track of keystrokes:How many times a typist hits a certain letter.