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 in the R2017a version:
Figure 2.1: MATLAB R2017a desktop for Windows 10
The MATLAB desktop includes the following panels:
Current Folder: Shows the files that are stored in this folder (we can change it)
Command Window: At the prompt (
>>), any MATLAB...