$ matlab &
or, if you are using a lab computer like uniqua:
$ sudo ls [press RETURN, enter your login password] $ sudo matlab &
>> help cd
These are the tutorials that AC used to learn basic matlab syntax. These are good for people (like AC at the time) with little programming experience. They are designed to let you type single commands in the matlab terminal, where you can see for yourself what the output is.
Go to this website and follow the tutorials in the files “day1.pdf” to “day2.pdf.” Just read along and type the commands that are shown in the slides. For many of the basics (e.g. reshaping matrix variables) AC found it helpful to repeat the commands many times and to experiment with them. It is OK to skip some sections for which the lab computers are not set up (like printing).
Feel free to look around here:
Introductory-level video tutorials.