Introduction to MATLAB (Hands-on)

MATLAB (for MATrix LABoratory) is a numerical computing environment developed by MathWorks, Inc. MATLAB is essentially an interpretive high level language that does not require data type declaration or compilation. It can be used to implement mathematical computations such as matrix manipulations with existing linear algebra packages. Many plotting and visualization tools are available as an integral part of MATLAB. MATLAB operations are very intuitive, user-friendly, and are used primarily in an interactive environment to enable fast proto-typing of research activities and efficient software development. Many highly specialized applications, such as Mathematical Finance, Bioinformatics, and Image Processing, are also available as toolboxes.

In this tutorial, many of the basic MATLAB operations, including basic 2D and 3D graphics, will be introduced. You will learn many of these operations hands-on. No prior programming experience in any languages is required to attend this course.

If you try to sign up for this tutorial and find that it is full, please send email to and we will do our best to accomodate you.

Kadin Tseng, IS&T Scientific Computing & Visualization
Monday, February 11, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Charles River Campus - MCS Information Services & Technology room B27 (111 Cummington Mall)