Instructor:
Mark Steyvers
(mark.steyvers@uci.edu)
Office hours: Friday 33:50pm (SBSG2316)
Teaching Assistants:
Irina Danileiko (idanilei@uci.edu)
Kier Groulx
(kgroulx@uci.edu)
Optional Discussion/Lab Section: Wed 3:304:20pm SBSG240 (Led by TAs)
Course Summary: this course
is designed as a firstcourse in programming using Matlab as the primary
language. The course will provide a
background in the rudiments of programming, including syntax, program control,
input/output management, debugging techniques and graphics. During the course,
we consider applications to problems encountered in the social sciences such as
data visualization, data analysis, and stimulus generation.
Syllabus: information for students
Screen casts: a basic Matlab introduction is given in a number of screen casts available through UCI replay as well as YouTube (see this playlist).
Textbook:
Matlab for Psychologists
(2012), Borgo, M., Soranzo, A., Grassi, M. Available online for free as
an ebook. This might not work outside of the UCI network (click on free
preview): http://www.springer.com/psychology/book/9781461421962.
You can also try this direct link:
http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/9781461421979/page/1
Tutorials: you also might find it useful to look at various
tutorials on the web:
https://www.mathworks.com/support/learnwithmatlabtutorials.html
https://matlabacademy.mathworks.com/
http://www.antoniahamilton.com/matlab_for_psychologists.pdf
Help within Matlab program:
type in Doc in command window to bring up documentation and a "getting started"
guide
Matlab Software: the classroom computers have Matlab installed. Having your own laptop computer with Matlab installed allows you to continue to work outside the classroom  helpful, but certainly not required. A free student version of Matlab apparently is available by following these instructions: http://laptops.eng.uci.edu/softwareinstallation/matlab
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