# MATLAB Basics: Parsing code for better understanding1

This six minute video shows you how to use the debugger and other tools to step through complicated code and understand what is really going on. By taking a complicated expression and breaking it… read more >>

# MATLAB Basics: Scalar and Vector expansion

Two minute video explains scalar and vector expansion. This helps in situations where you are adding a scalar to a matrix and shows how to expand a vector for a similar effect. if… read more >>

# MATLAB Basics: GUI input validation4

Two minute video shows how to validate GUI input. This makes sure that user input will not break your code. This example makes sure that the edit box value is not greater than twelve. This technique… read more >>

# MATLAB Basics: Linearly spaced vectors1

When I look at code written by new users, sometimes, I will see code like this: a = [1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15]; There is an easier way: a = 1:13; This three minute video shows… read more >>

# MATLAB Basics: Getting started from Excel9

This is one of a series of videos covering MATLAB basics. It is meant for the new MATLAB user. This video covers how to use the import wizard to bring in files, and then use the plot tools to… read more >>

# MATLAB Basics: Setting a background image for a GUI110

I recently got a question in my inbox asking how to set the background image for a GUI. This is done by creating an axes in the GUI and putting an image in it. Any UICONTROLs that you put on the GUI… read more >>

# MATLAB Basics video: Gallery of surface plots1

This is one in a series of videos covering MATLAB basics. It is meant for the new MATLAB user. This video covers how a variety of visualizations that are available in MATLAB for surfaces. Video… read more >>

# MATLAB Basics video: Using NaN as placeholder data in graphics3

This is one in a series of videos covering MATLAB basics. It is meant for the new MATLAB user. This video covers how to uses NaN as placeholder data when plotting data so you can leave a gap where… read more >>

# MATLAB Basics video: UIGETFILE for selecting a file in a script, function or GUI11

This is one in a series of videos covering MATLAB basics. It is meant for the new MATLAB user. This video covers how to use UIGETFILE to make it easier to select a file from a script, function or… read more >>

# MATLAB Basics video: Colormaps2

This is one of a series of videos covering MATLAB basics. It is meant for the new MATLAB user. This video covers how to use built-in colormaps, edit them and apply them to your figures. if… read more >>