Starting MATLAB - Starting MATLAB You can start MATLAB by...

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Starting MATLAB You can start MATLAB by double-clicking on the MATLAB icon or invoking the application from the Start menu of Windows. The main MATLAB window, called the MATLAB Desktop, will then pop-up and it will look like this: The ">>" is called the command prompt , and there will be a blinking cursor right after it waiting for you to type something. The idea is that you type commands at the command prompt for MATLAB to execute; after you type a command at a command prompt, MATLAB executes the command you typed in, then prints out the result. It then prints out another command prompt and waits for you to enter another command. In this way, you can interactively enter as many commands to MATLAB as you want. Later lessons will go into a lot of detail about particular MATLAB commands, but for now, just to get you started, let's enter a simple MATLAB command, the date command. Click the mouse where the blinking cursor is and then type date and hit the enter key. MATLAB should then return something like where the current date should be returned to you instead of 11-Jun-1998. Congratulations! You have just successfully executed your first MATLAB command! >> date
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course COMPUTERS 100 taught by Professor Sinha during the Spring '05 term at IIT Kanpur.

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