Learning Matlab

Here are some resources that have been recommended to me as being good for beginners. I haven't tried these myself—feedback welcome!

General advice

It's always good to have a specific project in mind, especially once you get past the very introductory chapter. If you are new to programming, start small. Don't have a research question? Use something simple you can relate to. You can find a dataset online, or make up some of your own data:

  • Plot the number of cups of coffee you drink per day for a week
  • Plot coffee vs. water (two variables!)
  • Athletic? Plot running times, workout frequencies, etc.

and so on. Be creative and try to find a project that you actually care about (even if it's silly).