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After trying several "how-to" books I tried this one. It is a winner and is written by an excellent teachers. I have MatLab because it is required by the book: "Tutorial on Neural Systems Modeling". And MatLab seems to have a very steep learning curve, and this book seems to scale the methods of ML successfully. I have used various such programs over the years: Basic, from DOS thru 3 HP versions and Visual Basic, Mathcad, 2 versions of Linux, C, C+, Mathematica etc. Also MatLab is based on Matrices, and I have had undergrad vectors, graduatecourse in Matrices, and a few Matrix Quantum Mechanics courses. However I found Matlab almost insurmountable. Hahn and Valentine overcome these drawbacks and even show where tutorials can also be found on the MatLab site. As an aside, it took from last October through this February to lease some part of MatLab. And several books later did help-some until this summer when I bought this book. I find this book to be the answer to my learning difficulties.
The book is designed for the novice, and does not really delve into finer details.It is relatively thin book with 400 pages. The audience is newbies with virtuallyno knowledge of Matlab basics ( navigation of IDE, variables, numbers etc)If you have previously worked with MatLab (or other software such as Maple, Mathmatica, etc) before,this book maybe of little use other than a quick refresher. Most of the information in the bookis available on the web.Good as a quick reference, and simple starter examples.
Essential MatLab for Engineers and Scientists is an excellent introduction to MatLab and I would assume a good reference for experienced users. I purchased the R2013b version of the program whereas the text appears to be based on the 2012 version. In general, I think that should require the publishers to indicate the version of software on which the ebooks are based as I have downloaded ebooks that are not at all useful for the current versions. If the author updates the text of Essential MatLab for Engineers and Scientists, I would like to see additional information on the use of Tex and/or LaTex to incorporate Greek and other symbols for publishing MatLab output.
It is an excellent introductionary book, which I often use as a reference. It is well written; it has good structure and useful examples. It would be very useful if you just started to use Matlab and it provides good overview of Matlab's major functions.
This is a good starter book for getting familiar with using MatLab. I would recommend this book to anyone not fluent in MatLab
OK introduction - some typos though beware (specifically page 101 referring to the Appendix of MATLAB tables and boolean functions in chapter 3 example m file). I'm not finished reading it yet.
This book is for those who know the Matlab.it is not for the beginners in Matlab.Even, if you know Matlab,sometimes you referto an easier book for Matlab.
Very good overview of Matlab syntax and semantics plus good multi-domain examples. This is one of my main go-to references for working in the Matlab environment.
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