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18.06 Linear Algebra,
Spring 2016

This year we are using **MITx** for MATLAB questions.
It is best to use Safari, Firefox, or Chrome.
After you login with your certificates, click on "find courses" in the upper left. Choose 18.06r and get started.

Later in the semester there will be a brief introduction to MATLAB available on the website.
This is not for credit, it is simply to introduce the notation for students that are not familiar with MATLAB.

## Class Philosophy on Computing MATLAB and Julia

In this course, we emphasize *interactive exploration* to supplement theory.
Therefore, even though no
experience with programming or
computational software is required, some homework
problems will require you to use a tool. Julia or
Matlab will suffice for all such assignments, and so we use them
as the "demonstration language" of 18.06 (though you may use any tool/language you want). We may occasionally demonstrate MATLAB and Mathematica, and we have incentives for those willing
to try Julia. (Julia is newer and not as polished as the other tools,
but it often has better performance, is freely available, and has more
constructs expected in a real programming language. It also interfaces
seamlessly to Python and C. It is becoming a key langauge
for technical computing.)

## Transcripts

September 12
September 14
## Other Resources

Matlab cheat sheet (for useful commands)
Matlab in MIT
Gauss-Jordan
demo (9/14/98)
LU
demo(9/14/98)
Short MATLAB® Tutorial (PDF) and Cool MATLAB® demos by Mathworks
MATLAB® Recitation Demos from 1997
MATLAB® Teaching Codes