Learning to Program with MATLAB:

 

Building GUI Tools

 

 

VIDEO TUTORIALS               Craig S. Lent, Univ. of Notre Dame

 

Section references are to the Wiley textbook:  Learning to Program with MATLAB: Building GUI Tools

 

              MATLAB programs from this text (click on individual .m or .fig files and “Save link as …”)

 

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1.    Introduction     

a.     Setting up the MATLAB IDE  [5:47]  Sec. 1.1

b.    MATLAB variables and assignment statements  [11:29]  Sec. 1.2

c.     Variable names in MATLAB  [5:17]  Sec. 1.2

d.    Numbers in MATLAB  [7:40] Sec. 1.3

e.     Writing a program  [11:14]  Sec. 1.5

f.      Introduction to the debugger [6:02]  Sec.1.6, 1.7

2.    Strings

a.     String basics [7:28] Sec. 2.1

b.    String indexing [2:43] Sec. 2.1

c.     The INPUT command [2:53] Sec. 2.3

d.    Example: takeOrder [4:11]

3.    Arrays

a.     Arrays and vectors [5:21] Sec. 2.4,4.1

b.    Vector operations [8:05] Sec. 2.5

c.     Vector functions [4:45] Sec. 2.6,2.7

4.    Plotting

a.     PLOT command basics [5:10] Sec. 3.1

b.    Plotting a tabulated function [6:08] Sec. 3.2

c.     Example: PlotQuartic [2:33] Sec. 3.2

5.    Conditional execution: IF

a.     The basic IF statement [5:38] Sec. 5.1

b.    Extended if-then-elseif-elseif…else-end [8:32] Sec. 5.1

c.     Example: getName [1:20] Sec. 5.1

d.    Logical variables [6:43] Sec. 5.3

e.     Comparing Strings [3:46] Sec. 5.5

f.      SWITCH statement [3:07] Sec. 5.6

6.    FOR loops

a.     FOR loops  [7:18] Sec. 5.4

b.    Nested FOR [1:51] Sec. 5.4

c.     Example of nested FOR [7:33] Sec. 5.4

7.    FOR motifs

a.     Accumulation [4:11] Sec. 5.4

b.    Animation

                                                             i.      Animation basics [4:23] Sec. 6.1, 6.2

                                                          ii.      In-depth explanation [4:51] Sec. 6.2

                                                       iii.      Example: animateCircle [1:52]

c.     Domain marching [9:55] Sec. 6.1

8.    WHILE loops

a.     WHILE statement [4:42] Sec. 5.5

b.    Example: sayAmen [2:20] Sec. 5.5

c.     Example: sayAmenN [3:02] Sec. 5.5

9.    Animation

a.     Example: Manhattan random walk [8:12 ] Sec. 6.2

b.    LINE command [4:59 ] Sec. 3.5

c.     Images in animation—hunter shoots monkey [3:36 ] Sec. 13.5

10.                       Functions

a.     Function basics [12:17] Sec. 7.1-7.3

b.    Example: Gaussian [2:00] Sec. 7.1-7.3

c.     Example: IsLeapYear [4:40] Sec. 7.1-7.3

d.    Functions with multiple inputs and outputs [3:48 ] 7.1-7.3

e.     Example: Extending Gaussian [5:21] 7.1-7.3

f.      Debugging functions and file structure [5:36] 7.1-7.3

11.                       Other data classes

a.     Complex numbers [5:43] Sec. 8.3

b.    Multidimensional arrays and cell arrays [5:37] Sec.  8.1,8.5

c.     Structures [6:07] Sec. 8.2

12.                       Introduction to GUI Tools

a.     Introduction to GUI Tools [3:42] Sec. 9.1

b.    Building SillyTool [6:42] Sec. 9.1

c.     Building StartTool [9:35] Sec. 9.2

d.    Building SliderTool

                                                             i.      Part 1: Communicating with objects [11:13] Sec 9.3

                                                          ii.      Part 2: Understanding objects and handles [5:26] Sec. 9.3

                                                       iii.      Part 3: Slider and text synchonization [10:27] Sec 9.3

13.                       Transforming a program into a GUI Tool

a.     Step 1: Plan the GUI [2:43] Sec 10.1

b.    Step 2: Create the GUI with GUIDE [7:15] Sec 10.1

c.     Step 3: Transform the program into an appropriate function [4:09] Sec 10.1

d.    Step 4:  Connect the function to the GUI [7:50] Sec 10.1

e.     Improving a GUI Tool [9:04] Sec 10.1,10.2 files

14.                       More GUI Techniques

a.     Waitbars [4:18] Sec. 12.1

b.    Button groups [7:32] Sec. 11.8

c.     Adding menus to GUI Tools [5:00] Sec. 12.9

d.    Saving and loading files [2:52] Sec. 12.2

e.     Save and load menu items [5:00] Sec. 12.2

f.      Using uiputfile and uigetfile [7:04] Sec 12.2

g.    Communicating using application data [9:16] Sec. 12.6

h.    Input dialogs [7:21] Sec 12.4

15.                       Rates

a.     Euler Method [12:42] Sec. 6.3

b.    Improved Euler Method [4:41] Sec. 6.3

16.                       Verlet method

a.     The problem in solving Newton’s equations [6:57] Sec. 6.3

b.    Verlet: the solution to the problem [5:58] Sec. 6.3

c.     Example: damped harmonic oscillator [6:57] Sec. 6.3

17.                       Numerical Integration & Differentiation

a.     Derivatives of MATLAB functions: finite difference quotients  [3:59] Sec. 14.1

b.    Derivatives of tabulate functions: gradient [3:12] Sec. 14.1

c.     Integrating tabulated functions: trapz  file (corrected)[5:50] Sec. 14.2

d.    Integrals of MATLAB functions [6:38] Sec. 14.2

e.     The fundamental theorem of calculus [2:46] Sec. 14.1-2

18.                       Working with images

a.     Representing images digitally [14:29] Sec 13.5

b.    Placing images on an axis [8:31] Sec. 13.5

c.     Transparency  [4:30] Sec. 13.5

d.    Moving images [4:01] Sec. 13.5  files

e.     Making objects active [5:42] Sec. 12.8

f.      Making images active [4:09] Sec. 12.8 files

g.    Moving composite objects in 3D—FlipCard [5:16] Sec 13.6 files

19.                       Special Topics

a.     Adding to the handles structure [4:23]  files

b.    Functions with a variable number of arguments [3:41]

c.     Multi-panel GUI Tools [11:30] files

d.    Making objects draggable [11:48] Sec. 12.8 files

e.     The uses of invisibility [5:54] files

f.      Responding to keyboard input [7:39] Sec. 12.7 files

g.    Stacking order of graphical objects: parents and children [4:26]

h.    Reading and writing text files [5:27] Sec. 12.3