MATLAB onramp: Learn scientific coding with ChatGPT's help
What you'll learn
- Introduction to MATLAB
- How to write scripts and functions
- Visualize data in 2D and 3D
- Control statements
- Develop your programming style
- Think like a programmer
- Find and fix bugs!
- Learn the most common coding mistakes and how to avoid them
- Strategies for planning and organizing your code
- Prior experience with MATLAB is NOT necessary!
- But a bit of programming familiarity (in any language) will be helpful.
- Either MATLAB or Octave (a free MATLAB-like program) installed on your computer.
- Mathematics background is NOT necessary.
Welcome to "MATLAB Onramp: Learn Scientific Coding with ChatGPT's Help"!
This course is designed to revolutionize your journey to mastering MATLAB, one of the industry's leading programming languages for data visualization, numerical computation, and algorithm development.
This course is unique in that it integrates ChatGPT, a powerful AI language model developed by OpenAI, to support and enhance your learning experience.
Who is this course for?
Whether you're a student trying to grapple with MATLAB for your coursework, a researcher aiming to analyze large data sets, or a professional seeking to enhance your coding skills, this course is tailored for you. No prior programming knowledge is required -- I start from the basics and gradually build up to more complex topics.
What will you learn?
This course takes a comprehensive and engaging approach to learning MATLAB, covering everything from the basics of MATLAB's desktop environment, variable types, scripts and functions, to data import/export, control statement architecture, and data visualization techniques.
But you won't stop there... you will be introduced to ChatGPT and learn how to utilize this AI tool effectively to aid your coding journey. ChatGPT can translate natural language into code, improve your code, help in choosing the right coding structures, assist in debugging, and even explain complex code in plain English! This unique blend of learning to code while having an AI assistant is a novelty that sets our course apart.
Throughout the course, you will:
Understand the MATLAB desktop environment and how to use MATLAB as a calculator
Learn about different types of variables including numbers, strings, logic, and structures
Gain insights into the organization of scripts and functions, and the significance of function inputs and outputs
Develop skills to read and write data in MATLAB, text, and Excel formats
Master control statements such as if-else, for-loops, and while-loops
Learn about data visualization and figure plotting in MATLAB
Get introduced to coding errors and debugging strategies, including the FIP (find, inspect, plot) strategy
And much more...
Detailed explanations of core MATLAB concepts with clear, visual examples
Plenty of hands-on exercises and practical applications to solidify your understanding
Interactive guidance from ChatGPT to assist with coding problems, debugging, and understanding complex concepts
Access to downloadable resources and code files for offline study and practice
Why choose this course?
Your instructor, Mike (that's me!), brings over 20 years of experience teaching programming and data visualization. With a deep understanding of the hurdles that students face when learning MATLAB, I have designed this course not just to teach MATLAB, but to build strong, transferable programming skills. My teaching is complemented by ChatGPT, which is available for interactive programming help and guidance.
By the end of this course, you will not only be proficient in MATLAB programming, but also develop a strong understanding of scientific coding principles. Above all, you will learn how to work in tandem with AI tools like ChatGPT to enhance your coding skills and productivity.
So why wait? Enroll now and embark on a transformative journey of learning MATLAB with ChatGPT. I hope to see you soon in the course.
Who this course is for:
- Students who need MATLAB for courses
- Scientists who need MATLAB for research
- Someone who will use MATLAB as a tool to understand math or engineering principles
- Experienced programmers who are new to MATLAB
- Anyone interested in learning about programming!
I am a full-time educator and writer, and former professor of neuroscience. I "retired" from that position so I could focus my time and energy creating high-quality educational material just for you.
I have 20 years of experience teaching programming, data analysis, signal processing, statistics, linear algebra, and experiment design. I've taught undergraduate students, PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and full professors. I have taught in "traditional" university courses, special week-long intensive courses, and Nobel prize-winning research labs. I have >100 hours of online lectures on neuroscience data analysis that you can find on my website and youtube channel. And I've written several technical books about these topics with a few more on the way.
I'm not trying to show off -- I'm trying to convince you that you've come to the right place to maximize your learning from an instructor who has spent two decades refining and perfecting his teaching style.
Over 200,000 students have watched over 15,000,000 minutes of my courses. Come find out why!
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By popular request, here are suggested course progressions for various educational goals:
MATLAB programming: MATLAB onramp; Master MATLAB; Image Processing
Python programming: Master Python programming by solving scientific projects; Master Math by Coding in Python
Applied linear algebra: Complete Linear Algebra; Dimension Reduction
Signal processing: Understand the Fourier Transform; Generate and visualize data; Signal Processing; Neural signal processing