Let me tell you, the first and the most difficult part of my Matlab career has been learning the language. It was not that it was difficult, it was just too simple and too exotic.
Well, it’s now 2020 and there is a simple, intuitive and even a very complex language available for us to work with. It is called Minitab. But even today, I cannot understand everything that I need to, especially on big assignments.
Here is a very simple example of a Matrix Solution: Okay, now you will find that there are three columns A, B and C. Those 3 values have different frequencies, and those frequencies combine to give another column E, which is also a unique value of the three frequencies.
How can we say that, how do we compute those values? Well, as you can see from the matrix above, there are N values, and each value has a frequency. We will take the values from the rows and form them in columns, and then we will take the column E values in order to obtain the column A values. For the second row, we will again form the column E values. Therefore, we get the row and column combinations with A being E, B being E, C being A, and D being D.
Now, if we take another N values, that we would like to use, how would we combine them? Well, of course, we can start with A and E, then B and C, and so on. If you want to know how to do that, there is a MATLAB function called “Matplotlib”. There are many other functions, which are used for more advanced calculations. Matplotlib is one of the most important for us beginners.
Once you know how to use Matplotlib, you will be able to compute an almost exact matrix solution in your Matlab projects. What are the differences with Minitab?
There are many tools that you can use to solve your matrix solution in Matlab. There are of course MATLAB functions, but you can also use other functions like Spreadsheet functions, or even MATCAS. What is needed is that you know how to use them.
For the more advanced users, there are some more MATLAB functions that are included in their other “Matrix Solutions”. Many of these functions are very useful, especially for large projects. Many are hard to figure out, but you should be careful while you do so.
Although you can solve a matrix solution in Matlab, what is important is that you will know how to make an understanding. If you think you already know the basics, it would be better if you will take a look at the documentation and have a look to the examples.
You might want to learn how to use the spreadsheets to produce your matrix solution. Or, you might want to use the spreadsheet functions to solve your matrix solutions. Of course, you could always try to use the MATLAB functions.
Before you really solve your matrix solution, you should always ask yourself whether you really know what you need to know. If you can answer that question without getting into a big hassle, you have already a good understanding of Matlab.