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Language Fundamentals

Syntax, operators, data types, array indexing and manipulation

MATLAB is an abbreviation for "matrix laboratory." While other programming languages usually work with numbers one at a time, MATLAB® operates on whole matrices and arrays. Language fundamentals include basic operations, such as creating variables, array indexing, arithmetic, and data types.