Learning Materials in Biosciences

Introduction to MATLAB® for Biologists

Authors: Webb, Cerian Ruth, Domijan, Mirela

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  • The reader is made confident using the various sources of help available in Matlab and online
  • The book introduces ways in which Matlab is used in biological research other than data analysis
  • With examples from the biological sciences
  • The reader will understand the basic programming methods
  • ...and will learn to import and export data standard sets
  • The reader will be able to manipulate the date and create plots
  • …to use script files to group commands and create simple functions
  • …use many of Matlab's in-built functions
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About this Textbook

This textbook takes you from the very first time you open MATLAB® through to a position where you can comfortably integrate this computer language into your research or studies. The book will familiarise you with the MATLAB interface, show you how to use the program´s built-in functions and carefully guide you towards creating your own functions and scripts so that you can use MATLAB as a sophisticated tool to support your own research.  A central aim of this book is to provide you with the core knowledge and skills required to become a confident MATLAB user so that you can find and make use of the many specialist functions and toolboxes that have been developed to support a wide range of biological applications.

Examples presented within the book are selected to be relevant to biological scientists and they illustrate some of the many ways the program can be incorporated into, and used to enhance, your own research and studies.

The textbook is a must-have for students and researchers in the biological sciences. It will also appeal to readers of all backgrounds who are looking for an introduction to MATLAB which is suitable for those with little or no experience of programming.

About the authors

  • Cerian R. Webb: Cerian Webb graduated with a degree in pure Mathematics from the University of York, followed by an MSc in Mathematical Biology from the University of Dundee. She completed her PhD at the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, modelling crop growth and disease dynamics. Cerian lectures on undergraduate courses in Mathematical Biology at the University of Cambridge and is a lecturer on the Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Course 'Mathematical Models for Infectious Disease Dynamics'. She regularly delivers a course on MATLAB for biologists through the University of Cambridge School of Biological Sciences Bioinformatics Training Facility. Cerian is currently a post-doctoral research associate in the Epidemiology and Modelling Group, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge and is the Associate Lecturer in Mathematical Biology at Newnham College, Cambridge.

     

    Mirela Domijan: Mirela Domijan completed her undergraduate and MPhil studies in Mathematics at the University of Waikato, her PhD at the University of Warwick and she held postdoctoral posts at Warwick and at the University of Cambridge. At present she is a lecturer in Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Liverpool. She has lectured courses in Mathematical Biology and Systems Biology and, during her time at the University of Cambridge, she taught MATLAB at the university’s School of Biological Sciences Bioinformatics Training Facility. Her research focuses on application of mathematics to plant biology. 

     


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Getting Started

    Pages 1-6

    Webb, Cerian Ruth (et al.)

  • The Basics Using the Command Line

    Pages 7-18

    Webb, Cerian Ruth (et al.)

  • Arrays and Matrices

    Pages 19-37

    Webb, Cerian Ruth (et al.)

  • Writing Script Files

    Pages 39-57

    Webb, Cerian Ruth (et al.)

  • Accessing Help

    Pages 59-68

    Webb, Cerian Ruth (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to MATLAB® for Biologists
Authors
Series Title
Learning Materials in Biosciences
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-21337-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-21337-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-21336-7
Series ISSN
2509-6125
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 175
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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