Monday, October 1, 2012

Free MATLAB Training Sessions for Students, Faculty and Staff

Free MATLAB training sessions at University of Washington on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 in the New HUB (Husky Union Building).  Faculty, staff and students are all welcome to attend. 

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10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Session 1: Data Analysis and Visualization with MATLAB for Non-Programmers
MATLAB is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numerical computation. Using MATLAB, you can solve technical computing problems faster than with traditional programming languages, such as C, C++, and Fortran.
 During this introductory technical seminar, we will provide an overview of MATLAB and introduce you to the powerful statistical analysis and visualization capabilities available in the MATLAB product family. We will demonstrate how to acquire, analyze and visualize data, introduce desktop tools for editing and debugging code, and show you how to publish your results.
 Highlights include:
·         Accessing data from files, spreadsheets and other sources
·         Performing statistical analysis, curve and surface fitting routines
·         Developing algorithms and applications to automate your workflow
·         Generating reports in HTML and other file formats to share your work

 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Session 2: Optimizing Your MATLAB Code For Performance
In this session, we will discuss and demonstrate simple ways to improve and optimize your code that can boost the execution speed of your application.  We will also introduce you to high-level programming constructs that allow you to parallelize MATLAB applications and run them on multiple processors. 
 Highlights include:
·         Understanding memory usage and vectorization in MATLAB
·         Addressing bottlenecks and optimizing file I/O to streamline your code
·         Creating parallel applications to speed up independent tasks