Inside Collection: A First Course in Electrical and Computer Engineering

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In order to run MATLAB on a Macintosh SE or PLUS computer, you need the program called EDU-MATLAB. The program requires at least 1 Mbyte of memory, System 3.0 or above, Finder version 3.0 or above, and an 800K drive. A hard disc drive is highly recommended. In order to run MATLAB on a Macintosh II, IIx, IIcx, or

To start MATLAB, you may need to open the folder containing the MATLAB program. Then just “double-click” the program icon or the program name (for example, EDU-MATLAB). Figure A.1 shows a typical organization of the folder containing Mac II-MATLAB. It contains the main program, the settings file, the demonstrations folder, and any toolbox folders. The double-click on Mac II-MATLAB produces the *Command* window as shown in Figure A.2. You will also see a *Graph* window partially hidden behind it. (The fact that the window is not in ffont means that it is opened but not currently active.) If you do not know what “clicking,” “dragging,” “pop-up menu,” and “trash” mean, you should stop reading now and familiarize yourself with the Macintosh.

In the command window, you should see the prompt

MATLAB has four types of windows:

*Command*for computing, programming, and designing input/output displays;*Graph*for displaying plots and graphs;*Edit*for creating and modifying your own files; and*Help*for getting on-line help and for running demos.

All windows follow the traditional behavior of Macintosh windows. You can resize them (actually the help window has a fixed size) or move them. For more details on menus and windows, see the Macintosh and MATLAB manuals.

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