MATLAB Tutorial 1 – Introduction

Who cares what genre of sorcery MATLAB belongs to, you are here to learn it and this alone proves the fact that you know what it does and doesn’t.  But it won’t hurt to shed some light into its basics:

What is the purpose of MATLAB?

MATLAB stands for Matrix Laboratory. First released on 1984 :S. Runs on Windows, Linux, OS X. Has 32-bit and 64-bit support. The data type used generally is a Matrix. MATLAB helps you to perform numerical computing.

Why learn/use MATLAB?

  1. Research
  2. PhD/MSc/Academic Purpose
  3. Rapid prototyping
  4. Engineering Simulation
  5. Algorithm Development
  6. Analysis of data
  7. Fast Visualization of data
  8. Huge multidimensional arrays
  9. Data Proccessing
  10. Frying the CPU
  11. Image Processing
  12. Cracking a nut open
  13. A SUPERDUPERHIFI Calculator
  14. And much more!!

Why MATLAB hurts?

  1. Devours a large chunk off your computer’s memory.
  2. If you have a slow computer, get ready to face long processing times.
  3. When you perform a large calculation/analysis, MATLAB tends to take maximum performance that Windows can provide it. Very Greedy!

Lets start learning 🙂

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