|Starting and Quitting MATLAB
||Start and quit MATLAB and perform operations upon startup and shutdown.
||The graphical user interface to MATLAB.
||Use the Command Window for running functions and entering variables, Start button for launching tools, demos, and documentation, Help browser for accessing documentation, Current Directory browser for accessing files, Workspace browser for viewing variables, Editor/Debugger for modifying MATLAB program files (M-files), and Profiler for optimizing M-file performance.
|Other Development Environment Features
||Import and export data, improve M-file performance, interface with source control systems, and access MATLAB from Microsoft Word using the MATLAB Notebook feature.
Starting and Quitting MATLAB
On Windows platforms, to start MATLAB, double-click the MATLAB shortcut icon on your Windows desktop.
On UNIX platforms, to start MATLAB, type
matlab at the operating system prompt.
After starting MATLAB, the MATLAB desktop opens--see MATLAB Desktop.
You can change the directory in which MATLAB starts, define startup options including running a script upon startup, and reduce startup time in some situations. For more information, see the documentation for starting MATLAB.
To end your MATLAB session, select Exit MATLAB from the File menu in the desktop, or type
quit in the Command Window. To execute specified functions each time MATLAB quits, such as saving the workspace, you can create and run a
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