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Ways to Get Function Help

Each MATLAB® function has supporting documentation that includes examples and describes the function inputs, outputs, and calling syntax. This table describes ways to access that documentation.

Type of HelpHow to AccessExample or Icon

Reference page in Help browser

Use the doc command.
or
Select a function name in the Editor, Command Window, or Help browser; right-click; and then select Help on Selection.

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Function syntax hints in Command Window

After you type an open parenthesis for function inputs, pause or press Ctrl + F1.

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Abbreviated help text in Command Window

Use the help command.

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Function browser in Command Window

Click the function icon to the left of the command prompt.

Complete documentation in Help browser

Click the Help button on the quick access toolbar or on the Home tab.
or
Enter search terms in the Search Documentation box.

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