MATLAB is a powerful, high-level programming language for numerical computation, visualization, and application development. This workshop will start by introducing the MATLAB environment and then cover working with arrays and matrices, loops and conditional statements, writing your own functions, working with files and visualizing your data. The final day will briefly introduce utilizing MATLAB to solve differential equations and the basics of computational systems biology modeling using MATLAB. The course is supplemented with many hands-on exercises. The workshop is suitable for those with or without coding experience in other languages. No computational knowledge is assumed and no prerequisite workshops are required, however the Unix workshop (workshop 1) may be a useful foundation.
The slides for day 1 can be found here.
Section 1: Intro and the MATLAB development environment
Section 2: Basic variables
Section 3: Matrices
Section 4: Printing and more matrices
Section 5: Our first script
Section 6: Data types
Section 7: The if statement
- Attendees are required to have a Hoffman2 account. To apply for an account, click here. UCLA participants who lack a faculty sponsor and non-UCLA participants may apply for a temporary Hoffman2 account, requesting sponsorship from Collaboratory Workshops.
- MATLAB – https://www.mathworks.com/products/matlab.html
- We strongly encourage attendees to bring a laptop capable of accessing UCLA’s WiFi.
Dr. Amandine Gamble is a postdoc in the Lloyd-Smith lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Her research focuses on the biological mechanisms driving infectious disease dynamics, from the cellular to the species community scale. In particular, she develops mechanistic models aiming at identifying the molecular and ecological drivers of pathogen transmission and virulence across animal species from laboratory and field data. Dr. Gamble earned her D.VM. from Alfort National Veterinary School, her M.S. in Ecophysiology and Animal Behavior from Strasbourg University, and her Ph.D. in Ecology and Population Biology from Montpellier University in France. Outside the lab, Amandine enjoys sharing her research with the public and exploring the Los Angeles area through photography and food tasting.
Length: 3 days, 3 hrs per day
Location: Boyer 529
Seats Available: 28
Oct. 12, 13, and 14
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!