MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2013

MathWorks: Introduction to MATLAB: Problem Solving and Programming

James Cain, Manager - Experimental Learning Environments, OEIT

Jan/28 Mon 01:00PM-05:00PM 4-163, Please bring a laptop to this hands-on lab.

Enrollment: Register at link below
Limited to 85 participants

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 essentials you need to use MATLAB for your classes or research.

In this session, we import historical temperature data collected in the Northern Hemisphere from an external file, plot the data over time, then perform some analysis to view the data trend to determine if global warming is happening. 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.


Note: Attendees should bring a laptop to this hands-on lab.


MathWorks at MIT IAP 2013

MathWorks is hosting six sessions during MIT's Independent Activities Period (IAP) 2013. Join us to learn how you can use MATLAB and Simulink for technical computing and application development in engineering, math, and science. Attend as many sessions as you like.


Please visit the following URL for more information and to register for this session:


Sponsor(s): Office of Educational Innovation and Technology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Contact: Heather Wellman,