# MATLAB For Dummies

John Wiley & Sons, Nov 10, 2014 - Computers - 432 pages
Plot graphs, solve equations, and write code in a flash!

If you work in a STEM field, chances are you'll be using MATLAB on a daily basis. MATLAB is a popular and powerful computational tool and this book provides everything you need to start manipulating and plotting your data. MATLAB has rapidly become the premier data tool, and MATLAB For Dummies is a comprehensive guide to the fundamentals. MATLAB For Dummies guides you through this complex computational language from installation to visualization to automation.

• Learn MATLAB's language fundamentals including syntax, operators, and data types
• Understand how to use the most important window in MATLAB – the Command Window
• Get the basics of linear algebra to get up and running with vectors, matrices, and hyperspace
• Automate your work with programming scripts and functions
• Plot graphs in 2D and 3D to visualize your data
• Includes a handy guide for MATLAB's functions and plotting routines

MATLAB is an essential part of the analysis arsenal and MATLAB For Dummies provides clear, thorough guidance to get the most out of your data.

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### Contents

 Introduction 1 3 Introducing MATLAB and Its Many Uses 7 Chapter 2 Starting Your Copy of MATLAB 19 Chapter 3 Interacting with MATLAB 37 Starting Storing and Saving MATLAB Files 59 Starting Storing and Saving MATLAB Files 59 Part II Manipulating and Plotting Data in MATLAB 79 Understanding Plotting Basics 115 Embracing Vectors Matrices and Higher Dimensions 81 Chapter 6 Understanding Plotting Basics 115 Chapter 7 Using Advanced Plotting Features 13... 151 Expanding MATLABs Power with Functions 171 Expanding MATLABs Power with Functions 171 Chapter 10 Adding Structure to Your Scripts 193
 Importing and Exporting Data 215 Chapter 12 Printing and Publishing Your Work 233 Chapter 13 Recovering from Mistakes 257 Specific MATLAB Applications 277 Specific MATLAB Applications 288 Solving Equations and Finding Roots 279 Chapter 15 Performing Analysis 307 Creating Super Plots 319 Creating Super Plots 319 Part VI The Part of Tens 351 Ten Ways to Make a Living Using MATLAB 361 Top Ten Uses of MATLAB 353 Chapter 18 Ten Ways to Make a Living Using MATLAB 361 Appendix A MATLAB Functions 367

 Employing Advanced MATLAB Techniques 213 Working with Images 229 Printing Your Work 253
 MATLABs Plotting Routines 377 Index 385 Copyright