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Self-Evaluation Technical Skills (SETS) Resources: MATLAB


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MATLAB On-Ramp (MathWorks)

  • Description: Learn the essentials of MATLAB through this free, two-hour introductory tutorial on commonly used features and workflows.
  • Format: Videos / Exercises
  • Length: 2h + exercises
  • Level: Beginner
  • Access: Create an account to access this free online course.

Learning MATLAB (

  • Description: Learn how to create basic variables and cell arrays, and work with the core MATLAB syntax, which is significantly different than other programming languages. Then discover how to create scripts and functions, work with matrices, debug your program, and import data.
  • Topics include:
    • Creating MATLAB variables
    • Working with matrix and scalar operations
    • Using if statements and loops
    • Creating functions
    • Importing data
    • Building basic plots and 3D plots
    • Working with images
    • Creating Simulink models
  • Format: Videos / Exercises
  • Length: 1h 13m
  • Level: Beginner
  • Access: See instructions for accessing

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