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Mon 18 May - Tue 19 May 2015
09:30 - 17:30

Venue: Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

Provided by: Bioinformatics


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An Introduction to MATLAB for biologists

Mon 18 May - Tue 19 May 2015

Description

This course aims to give you an introduction to the basics of Matlab. During the two day course we will use a practical based approach to give you the confidence to start using Matlab in your own work. In particular we will show you how to write your own scripts and functions and how to use pre-written functions. We will also explore the many ways in which help is available to Matlab users. In addition we will cover basic computer programming in Matlab to enable you to write more efficient scripts.

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Target audience
  • Graduate students, Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Institutions and other external Institutions or individuals
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Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course and you do not need to have done any programming before to attend the course. The course is not intended for experienced Matlab users however attendants should ideally have some intention to use Matlab soon after attending the course.

Sessions

Number of sessions: 2

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Mon 18 May 2015   09:30 - 17:30 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site map Cerian Webb,  Mirela Domijan
2 Tue 19 May 2015   09:30 - 17:30 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site map Cerian Webb,  Mirela Domijan
Objectives

After this course you should be able to:

  • Use Matlab to perform mathematical calculations
  • Write script files in Matlab
  • Write simple functions
  • Import data and plot graphs
Aims

During this course you will learn about:

  • The Matlab interface
  • Writing in script files
  • The many ways to access help
  • Importing data
  • Plotting
  • Using in-built functions
  • Creating your own functions
  • Basic programming in Matlab (including for loops)
Format

Presentations, demonstrations and practicals

Duration

2

Frequency

A number of times per year

Theme
Core skills

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