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An introduction to MATLAB for biologists


This course aims to give you an introduction to the basics of Matlab. During the two day course we will use a practical based approach to give you the confidence to start using Matlab in your own work. In particular we will show you how to write your own scripts and functions and how to use pre-written functions. We will also explore the many ways in which help is available to Matlab users. In addition we will cover basic computer programming in Matlab to enable you to write more efficient scripts.



  • The course is not intended for experienced Matlab users however attendants should ideally have some intention to use Matlab soon after attending the course
  • Participants do not need to have done any programming before attending this course




Day 1
Task Set 1 The basics using the command line



Dr Cerian Webb

Task Set 2 Creating and using Script Files
Task Set 3 Accessing Help
Task Set 4 Exploring in-built functions
Task Set 5 Introduction to Plotting in Matlab
Day 2
Task Set 6 Writing Anonymous functions



Dr Cerian Webb

Task Set 7 Creating separate function files
Task Set 8 Importing data
Task Set 9 Simple programming
Task Set 10 Extension exercises
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