- See list in book, or below, or follow the link to the full online list of Matlab functions
- Check help ( or helpwin ) on elmat, elfun, specfun, randfun
- Use "lookfor" to search for functions
- Click on the "Fx" function icon on the left edge of the Matlab command window, if available.
- Matlab trig functions sin, cos, tan assume angles in radians, just like C++
- sind, cosd, tand assume angles in degrees

- Some functions return multiple results
- A = [ 1, 2, 3; 4, 5, 6 ]
- size( A ) % returns [ 2, 3 ]
- [ nrows, ncols ] = size( A ); % stores results in nrows and ncols

- Some functions' results vary with dimension of input:
- max( 1-D vector ) returns a single maximum value.
- [ value, position ] = max( 1-D vector ) returns the maximum and its position
- max( 2-D matrix ) returns a row vector containing the max of each column
- max( max( 2-D matrix ) ) returns the maximum value in the matrix.
- ( As does max( 2-D_matrix( : ) ) )

- max( max( 2-D matrix ) ) returns the maximum value in the matrix.

- Common Matlab Functions. Note that many of the aggregating
functions ( e.g. max, min, mean ) return a row vector of the operation
applied on each column separately when applied to a matrix. A few
functions worth noting:
- ( See the Function Browser in Matlab help for a more complete list, or read the help documentation on a particular subject such as linear algebra. )
- abs
- acos
- acosh
- asin
- asinh
- atan
- atan2( y, x ) - Arctangent of y / x, between -pi and pi. atanh
- ceil - smallest integer that exceeds its argument. ceil( 3.1 ) is 4, ceil( -3.9 ) is -3.
- clock - time and date in a six-element vector. cos
- cosh
- cot
- csc
- cumsum - cumulative sum, i.e. cumsum( [ 1 2 3 4 ] ) yields [ 1 3 6 10 ].
- date
- exp - exponential, base e. fix - nearest integer towards zero. fix( 3.9 ) is 3, fix( -3.9 ) is -3.
- fix - nearest integer towards zero. fix( 3.9 ) is 3, fix( -3.9 ) is -3.
- floor - largest integer not exceeding its argument - floor( 3.9 ) is 3, floor( -3.1 ) is -4.
- length - number of elements in a vector, or number of columns in a matrix.
- log - natural logarithm
- log10 - base 10 logarithm.
- max - Maximum. When applied to a matrix, yields a vector with the maximums of each column.
- mean - Average. See max.
- min - Minimum. See max.
- mod( X, Y ) - returns X - n.*Y where n = floor(X./Y). Like mod in C, but works with all types of numbers.
- pow2 - Two raised to the power of the argument.
- prod - product of the elements of its argument. prod( [ 2 3 5 ] ) is 30.
- rand - generates pseudo-random numbers in the range of [ 0, 1 ).
- Initialize the random number generator ONCE with rand( 'state', sum( 100*clock))

- realmax - largest positive floating point number ( for this installation on this computer. )
- realmin - smallest positive floating point number ( same ).
- rem( x, y ) - remainder when x is divided by y.
- Strictly speaking, returns x - ( y * fix( x / y ) ), which defines actions for negative and non-integer operands.

- round - rounds off to nearest integer. round( 3.5 ) = 4, round( -3.5 ) = -4.
- size - Returns all dimensions of its argument, e.g. number of rows and number of columns for a 2-D matrix.

## Wednesday, 2 October 2013

### Using Matlab Functions

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