Monday January 9, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST
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Northwest Building, B1 Level 
52 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Harvard Paulson School 
Institute for Applied Computational Science
Sheila Coveney, Program Manager 



IACS ComputeFest Workshop:
Introduction to MATLAB -
Problem Solving and Programming

Monday, January 9, 2017
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

MATLAB is a high-level language that allows you to quickly perform computation and visualization through easy-to-use programming constructs.  This hands-on lab presents the essentials you need to use MATLAB for your classes or research.

In this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn how to import data from an external file, plot the data over time, then perform some analysis to view the data trends.  You’ll learn how to write a MATLAB script and publish it to a format for sharing, such as HTML. You’ll also learn how to write your own MATLAB functions, use flow control, and create loops.

By the end of the session, you’ll have learned to create an application in MATLAB.

Key topics include:

  • Navigating the MATLAB desktop
  • Working with variables in MATLAB
  • Calling MATLAB functions
  • Importing and extracting data
  • Visualizing data
  • Conducting computational analysis
  • Fitting data to a curve
  • Automating analysis with scripts
  • Publishing MATLAB programs
  • Programming in MATLAB


Attendees must bring a laptop to this hands-on workshop with MATLAB already installed.  A trial can be obtained here:  http://www.mathworks.com/products/matlab/