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Getting Started with MuPAD

Examples and concepts to help you quickly get started using MuPAD®

    Note:   MuPAD notebooks are not recommended. Use MATLAB® live scripts instead.

    MATLAB live scripts support most MuPAD functionality, though there are some. For more information, see Convert MuPAD Notebooks to MATLAB Live Scripts.

You can access the Symbolic Math Toolbox™ functionality from the MuPAD Notebook app using the MuPAD language. The MuPAD Notebook app includes a symbol palette for accessing common MuPAD functions. All results are displayed in typeset math. You also can plot math expressions, and embed graphics, animations, and descriptive text within your notebook.


Create MuPAD Notebooks

MuPAD notebooks are not recommended.

Save MuPAD Notebooks

MuPAD notebooks are not recommended.

Desktop Overview

A MuPAD notebook has three types of regions: input regions, output regions, and text regions.

Shortcut to Access Standard MuPAD Functions

To eliminate syntax errors and to make it easy to remember the commands and functions, MuPAD can automatically complete the command you start typing.

Evaluate Mathematical Expressions and Commands

To evaluate an expression or execute a command in a notebook, press Enter:

Access Help for Particular Command

MuPAD helps you complete the names of known commands as you type them so that you can avoid spelling mistakes.

Perform Computations

Using MuPAD, you can operate on the following types of numbers:

Use Graphics

MuPAD presents many options for creating and working with graphics and animations.

Use the MuPAD Libraries

Libraries contain most of the MuPAD functionality.


This glossary explains some of the terms that are used throughout the MuPAD documentation.

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