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Finding Help for M-file Environments

Module by: Darryl Morrell. E-mail the author

Summary: This module provides some information resources for m-file environments.

There is a wealth of information available about using most m-file environments. In fact, the amount of information may overwhelm someone who is beginning.

The help command can be used to get information about a specific command or function. For example, typing help cos will give information about the cosine function. Typing help will give general information.

A significant amount of information is available on the World Wide Web:

MATLAB:

Useful information is available at the MATLAB Helpdesk page, including reference material for MATLAB's functions.

LabVIEW MathScript:

Octave:

The definitive source for information is The official GNU Octave Manual. Also, here is one of many good tutorials.

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Definition of a lens

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A lens is a custom view of the content in the repository. You can think of it as a fancy kind of list that will let you see content through the eyes of organizations and people you trust.

What is in a lens?

Lens makers point to materials (modules and collections), creating a guide that includes their own comments and descriptive tags about the content.

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Any individual member, a community, or a respected organization.

What are tags? tag icon

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