Reasons I Use Matlab
1. Easy to use
2. Highly flexible
3. Powerful graphics
4. Matrix mathematics well-suited for data
5. netCDF interface
Matlab Basics Getting started.
1. The help Command
This is the easiest way to find out more about specific Matlab commands. The command help < name > gives information about the Matlab command < name > .
help sin % Information about sine. help i % Information about i. help log % Information about log (base e)
More on Arithmetic Operating on scalars and matrices. Demonstration of roundoff error. Entering functions.
Plotting a Sine Wave 2D and 3D plotting
Sonde Data File I/O
Programming in Matlab
PlotEquiv.m, same plot as in 'Model Output' section
Download netCDF libraries
the netCDF binaries for your system might already be available,Download netCDF Toolbox
or look here for help building on other platforms.
Note: you need to download both the toolbox AND mexncToolbox User's Guide
In Matlab, a matrix element can be referenced in two ways.
If A(TIME,LEVELS,LAT,LON), and nt = 55, nz = 23, ny = 91, nx = 109,
then A(1,23,10,10) = A(1048631),
where 1048631 = (i-1)*(55*23*91) + (j-1)*(55*23) + (k-1)*55 + t.
Color Schemes (from the Department of Geography, U. of Oregon)