How to Start

To start Matlab:

On windows XP/Vista, choose Start Menu ->All Programs->Matlab. 

Note that Matlab typically takes 10-15 seconds to load. Eventually, you should see:

To get started, type one of these: helpwin, helpdesk, demo or help.


The line >> is the Matlab prompt.

To exit Matlab

To exit Matlab, type (at the matlab prompt) quit or choose File->Exit MATLAB.