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Starting and stopping

Log in to a DPO terminal. From the Start menu, choose the Programs submenu and select the Matlab program. This will get Matlab started, and when you see the >> prompt Matlab will be waiting for input from you.

When you want to leave Matlab, type quit or exit. If you want to stop before completing something, simply type save before stopping, and all your current workspace will be saved to a file (called matlab.mat by default). When you want to continue just enter Matlab again (from the same directory as before) and type load. The file will then be read, your workspace restored, and you can go on from the point at which you stopped.

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