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The Elements of MATLAB Style

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  • Date Published: December 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521732581

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  • The Elements of MATLAB Style is a guide for both new and experienced MATLAB programmers. It provides a comprehensive collection of standards and guidelines for creating solid MATLAB code that will be easy to understand, enhance, and maintain. It is written for both individuals and those working in teams in which consistency is critical. This is the only book devoted to MATLAB style and best programming practices, focusing on how MATLAB code can be written in order to maximize its effectiveness. Just as Strunk and White's The Elements of Style provides rules for writing in the English language, this book provides conventions for formatting, naming, documentation, programming and testing. It includes many concise examples of correct and incorrect usage, as well as coverage of the latest language features. The author also provides recommendations on use of the integrated development environment features that help produce better, more consistent software.

    • This is the only book dedicated to MATLAB style
    • Ideal for MATLAB developers working in teams or writing to shared standards
    • Perfect for students learning effective coding practices
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Congratulations to Richard for writing "The Elements of MATLAB Style." It's a book that I recommend you read. I encourage you to adapt the guidelines in a way suitable for your programming environment.
    Loren Shure, MATLAB Blogger & Principal Developer at MathWorks

    "... The enormous community of MATLAB users will really enhance their effectiveness as programmers by following this book’s clear and sensible advice. The book offers five main categories of style and convention: formatting, naming, documentation, programming, and testing.
    J. C. Butcher, Computing Reviews

    "This is the book I wish I would have had as I was defining my coding style in MATLAB. Elements of MATLAB style helps you make decisions about how your code should look, what variable names to use, etc. It defines a system for making lots of little decisions so your code will be a coherent whole."
    Doug Hull, MATLAB Blogger & Application Engineer at MathWorks

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521732581
    • length: 180 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.2kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. General principles
    2. Formatting
    3. Naming
    4. Documentation
    5. Programming
    6. Files and organization
    7. Development.

  • Author

    Richard K. Johnson
    Richard K. Johnson has taught dozens of MATLAB courses for universities, companies and the federal government. He is the author of MATLAB Programming Style Guidelines and the developer of the Data Visualization Toolbox for MATLAB. He has a Ph.D. in engineering science from the University of California, San Diego, and is a former professor at Oregon State University.

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