Getting Started    

Entering Matrices

The best way for you to get started with MATLAB is to learn how to handle matrices. Start MATLAB and follow along with each example.

You can enter matrices into MATLAB in several different ways:

Start by entering Dürer's matrix as a list of its elements. You only have to follow a few basic conventions:

To enter Dürer's matrix, simply type in the Command Window

MATLAB displays the matrix you just entered.

This exactly matches the numbers in the engraving. Once you have entered the matrix, it is automatically remembered in the MATLAB workspace. You can refer to it simply as A. Now that you have A in the workspace, take a look at what makes it so interesting. Why is it magic?

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