Find keywords in the documentation by entering text in the Search box on the Desktop or in the Help browser.
When you view pages linked from the search results, search terms appear with highlights. To clear the highlights, press the Esc key.
The search engine ignores common, insignificant words such as a, an, the, and of, unless they are part of an exact phrase in quotation marks. It also ignores capitalization, punctuation, and special characters such as +. To find a symbol or special character:
Searches can include the following operators:
Example: "plot tools" finds pages that contain plot tools, in that sequence, with no words between them.
Requires at least two nonwildcard characters, and cannot appear at the start of a keyword or in an exact phrase.
Example: plot* finds plot, plot3, and plotting.
Example: plot OR graph finds pages with either plot or graph.
Example: "plot tools" NOT "time series" finds pages with plot tools but excludes pages with time series.
Implied when no operator is present between keywords.
Example: plot AND tools is equivalent to "plot" "tools".
The Help browser search evaluates NOT operators first, OR operators second, and AND operators last. For example,
"plotting tool" OR "plot tools" NOT "time series" AND workspace
finds pages that contain either plotting tool or plot tools and contain workspace, but do not contain time series.
You can filter search results using facets that appear on the left side of the page. For example, view MATLAB® examples by selecting MATLAB and Examples and How To.
The search engine searches the following text in the documentation:
Documentation — Text and code shown in the Help browser
GUI-based examples — Help comments in the program file
Videos — Title