Introduction to MATLAB

13.09.2021 um 08:15 bis 24.09.2021 um 10:45

ONLINE over zoom - Joint offer of Graduate Center and Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics

Course language: English

Target Group:

Doctoral candidates of all subjects, who plan to use MATLAB.


Monday, 13 September 2021 - Friday, 17 September 2021

Monday, 20 September 2021 - Friday, 24 September 2021

Every morning: 08:15 a.m. - 09:45 a.m. (course) and 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. (exercise)


Dr. Franko Greiner, Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics

Questions about this course?

Telefone: 0431 880-3821; Fax: 0431 880-3809;


Prerequisite for participation:

  • Basic skills in working with a computer running Windows or Linux
  • No programming skills are required
  • The participants need an OLAT account

MATLAB is a high-level programming language and an interactive working environment for numerical computation and visualization. Due to its excellent documentation and powerful interactive working environment MATLAB has advantages for beginners when compared to the open-source alternative Pythonor octave. Matlab is a defacto data analysis standard in industry. The CAU currently holds a “Campus-wide Matlab License” which enables us to use Matlab and all its Toolboxes even on private computers.

MATLAB is particularly suitable for data analysis and data visualization. Due to the interactive working environment and the vast amount of special functions, problems are usually solved much faster with Matlab than with programming languages. MATLAB is platform-independent and can be used on Windows, Linux as well as machines under MacOS. During the course, we will work under Windows or Linux.

The participants will get an efficient entry into the work with MATLAB. The main goal of the course is a basic introduction to the work with MATLAB. Reading of 'own' data files, data analysis and preparation as well as multi-dimensional visualization of data are central themes. Structured working, using scripts and functions, will be trained and is important for many applications.

  • Introduction to MATLAB workspace
  • Basic Datatypes, Operators, Math Functions
  • MATLAB programming language features
  • Scripts and Functions
  • Structs, Cells and File In/Out
  • Graphics Output (Scatterplot)
  • 3-D graphics output
  • Programming of Graphical User Interfaces (GUI)
  • Basic Statistics
  • Non-Linear curve fitting
  • Participant inspired themes like FFT analysis or solution of ODEs



Registrations are welcome until 29 August 2021 via our online portal. We will then determine whether the minimum number of 7 participants has been reached. Should the minimum number of participants not have been reached, the event will not take place due to financial reasons. Once the minimum number of participants has been reached, further registrations are possible until 8 days previous to the beginning of the event.

Please note:

There are 14 places on this course. The persons that can participate in the course will receive an e-mail from the Graduate Center. Without this confirmation mail you cannot participate in the course. Only participants that have registered for the course via the Graduate Center will receive a certificate of attendance.

All further registrations will be placed on a waiting list. As soon as there is a free place on the course you will receive a message from us. If you do not receive any message you cannot participate in this course.


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