- If you know the name of the function you want help on you can use the matlab help command.
The command "more on" sets matlab to pause between screenfuls of text, rather than scrolling it beyond view. (Use spacebar to advance a page, RETURN to advance a line, "q" to exit from the item being displayed.) For example, typing "help fft" gives:
- If you are unsure of the function name, you can try to find the name using the Matlab "lookfor" command. This command does a keyword search on the first comment line of each .m file in the MATLABPATH, and may take some time to finish. (The switch "-all" can be used to search through the entire first comment block, but this will lengthen the search.) For example
- The MathWorks' web-based "Help Desk" includes a full documentation set in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format, a searchable command index, and links to other information. It can be started from matlab:
or from Athena
and it will open up in your web browser.
- There is a "Matlab on Athena" document (AC-71) available on the web at http://web.mit.edu/olh/Matlab/Matlab.html. SIPB also puts out an "Inessential Matlab" document.