Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Introduction to MATLAB
What is MATLAB?
MATLAB (matrix laboratory) is a multi-paradigm numerical computing environment and fourth-generation programming language. Developed by MathWorks, MATLAB allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages, including C, C++, Java, and Fortran.
Although MATLAB is intended primarily for numerical computing, an optional toolbox uses the MuPAD symbolic engine, allowing access to symbolic computing capabilities. An additional package, Simulink, adds graphical multi-domain simulation and Model-Based Design for dynamic and embedded systems.
In 2004, MATLAB had around one million users across industry and academia. MATLAB users come from various backgrounds of engineering, science, and economics. MATLAB is widely used in academic and research institutions as well as industrial enterprises.
Since MATLAB is a useful tool for calculation of the fluid dynamics problems, it is recommended to be familiar with it. Through the following link, many useful resources could be found about MATLAB for beginners and also professionals. Moreover, many tutorials can be downloaded online for free.
Useful MATLAB tutorials