Introduction to Programming with MATLAB

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This course teaches computer programming to those with little to no previous experience.

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Taught by
Akos Ledeczi
Professor of Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
and 1 more instructor

Offered by
Vanderbilt University

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r/EngineeringStudents • post
5 points • LEbiffCHICK
Free Coursera course on MATLAB offered by Vanderbilt

r/matlab • comment
3 points • Leftover__Craic

One of the students in my lab is learning Matlab. She found a free course on Coursera, run by some people from Vanderbilt University, which she really enjoyed. It's a mixture of lectures and programming assignments.

Here's a link

r/matlab • comment
3 points • myrtheb

I had kind of the same situation but I did a really great course on coursera which helped me with building my knowledge from the start. After that I felt a lot more confident in Matlab and I enjoy it so much more now.

r/neuroscience • post
2 points • Aran_Isildur
Best resources for learning python/matlab?

I'm interested in learning how to program in python and matlab for free online. I've been looking through the subreddits for python/Matlab and found multiple resources for learning these languages online for free. For python people recommend Automate the Boring Stuff by Al Sweigart and Complete Python Bootcamp at Udemy. For Matlab they recommend a current coursera course taught by a couple vanderbilt professors , [link] (

I like the Matlab course so far but i'm looking for advice to see if any of you have read these books/taken these courses and have had them help you in your field.
Thanks for your advice!

r/matlab • comment
2 points • Tone_Milazzo

I've been taking a class on Coursera

r/matlab • comment
1 points • agentq512

Enroll for a MOOCS class. says "Students taking the course will get a MATLAB Online license free of charge for the duration of the course. "

Also, student and home versions are around $100 if I remember correctly.

r/matlab • comment
1 points • mirkc this one is introduction to programming with matlab

r/learnprogramming • comment
1 points • MC_Raw

I'm still a rookie in the learning stage, but from the information I've gathered the answer is yes. With that said, you might find a few who suggest you learn Matlab since it's what you'll be using.

I found this intro to Matlab course on Coursera. Perhaps worth checking out. At the end of the day programming is the skill, Matlab, JS, or whatever else you decide on learning are just tools.

r/matlab • comment
1 points • vir_innominatus

I was moreso asking the commenter that was aking why a company would use MATLAB.

For you, though, how about an online course like It might be a bit simple if you already have programming experience, but you will get to try out MATLAB.

r/learnprogramming • comment
1 points • Derinreddit You do have to buy a book that’s about $10 USD

r/matlab • comment
1 points • Karthi_wolf

Trying doing the coursera course. It's really good!

r/unintentionalASMR • comment
1 points • eewo

Btw. this is a lecture from free Coursera course on MATLAB from Vanderbilt university

r/matlab • comment
1 points • ulmo_OceanDweller


>1.what sort of level of mathematical knowledge would one need to do this kind of thing?

I would recommend you to study ODEs and PDEs.

>2. I can get access to MATLAB, but how would you recommend a person in my position goes about learning to become competent?

If you have never programmed before, I believe Coursera's introductory class could be useful ( .
In the case the class is too basic, you can try to just work on the assignments.
If you already program, I would say matlab should be quite easy.

r/EngineeringStudents • comment
1 points • Rolling_Gear

Haven't tried it, but its free.

Good luck, you're gonna need it.

r/UIUC • comment
1 points • icecoolsushobhan

You can find a large number of courses online, for example on Coursera or Lynda. These are all self-paced, so you take as long as you want and pay nothing for it. I find this to be a much better way to learn the basics than an actual, physical class.

I'm not aware of classes that teach just the software for the whole semester, it seems unnecessary, really. To add to the list of classes that use MATLAB and Mathematica (from a non-CS/ECE perspective), I can suggested TAM 470 and TAM 541 respectively. But really, don't take a class just to learn software, you can do it yourself, for free.

r/EngineeringStudents • comment
1 points • Darrkfyyre

I love using Matlab, even though it may be a memory hog sometimes. I used this quite a bit, when I was learning it. Its also free:

r/matlab • comment
1 points • Fear_fly

Since you have used VBA before, MATLAB should be a piece of cake. MATLAB syntax reads like English, you just need to know how to use the syntax to implement your logic (whatever it is you want to do). Basically, if you have prior experience writing simple programs, MATLAB should not take more than a week to learn.

Take this free course -

Also, MATLAB documentation is more user friendly than VBA/C++ . The Mathworks community is very responsive to queries. Jump right in!

r/matlab • comment
1 points • Adam_G_20

There's an introductory course at titled "Introduction to programming with MATLAB" that I have found very helpful. The course includes detailed videos and examples as well assignments to practice. Best of all, it's free...

Link below:

r/AskComputerScience • comment
2 points • KhalidJamalKLK
r/C_Programming • comment
1 points • ACrispWinterDay

If you have access to Matlab, is a free course that goes over the basics of programming using Matlab as the language.

Edx has a bunch of beginner C classes that are free, starts here I believe. I took the first classes a while ago, they are interactive with good videos, good introduction for someone with little to no programming experience.

Nothing to complicated covered in these classes, they just will help you with getting used to typing code and fixing common syntax errors, also gets you thinking about fundamental programming concepts like variables, loops, if/else statements and so on