Matlab-Matrix - Environment Setup


The official website of MATLAB is

The following page will appear on your screen −

MATLAB Website

To download MATLAB go to as shown below −

Download R2021A

MATLAB is not free to download and you need to pay for the licensed copy. Later on you can download it.

License Copy

A free trial version is available for which you have to create a login for your respective account. Once an account is created, they allow you to download MATLAB and also an online version for a trial of 30 days’ license.

Get Trial Software

Once you are done with the creating a login from their website, download MATLAB and install on your system. Then, start MATLAB or you can also make use of their online version that will be available once you sign in.

This is how the UI interface of MATLAB looks like when you install matlab or hit the online link of MATLAB.

UI interface

Understanding the MATLAB Environment

MATLAB development IDE can be launched from the icon created on the desktop. The main working window in MATLAB is called the desktop. When MATLAB is started, the desktop appears in its default layout.

As I said earlier if you are using the trial version can make use of the online link of MATLAB to get the IDE as shown below −

Trial Version

Let us understand the MATLAB IDE.

Current Folder

This panel allows you to access the project folders and files.

Current Folder

Command Window

This is the main area where commands can be entered at the command line. It is indicated by the command prompt (>>).

Command Prompt


The workspace shows all the variables created and/or imported from files.