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Matlab is installed on many CUED research machines as well as on the teaching system. It has in-built facilities for data acquisition, processing and visualisation it also has toolboxes (sets of extra routines) to deal with symbolic maths, etc. Not all machines at CUED have the same matlab toolboxes.

Matlab's own help system contains all the standard information you need - just type help or better still helpwin inside matlab to access tutorials and reference manuals.

CUED's own documentation on matlab is far more extensive than can be provided in print. Rather than read the rest of this document on paper you may prefer to see the online versions at

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