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Enter Commands

Entering Commands

To enter commands for MATLAB®, go to the menu and then tap Commands. Tap at the MATLAB cursor (>>) to open the keyboard. Type MATLAB commands as you normally would, for example:

MATLAB keyboard

MATLAB Mobile™ sends all commands to MATLAB running in the MathWorks® Cloud for evaluation. Your device does not perform any calculation or store any workspace variables locally.

Keyboard and Font Size on Your Device

The keyboard in the MATLAB Mobile application includes an extra row of commonly used special characters.

  • On the iPhone, the following special characters are included (swipe left to scroll through display):

    Special characters on keyboard for iPhone

    The up and down arrows on the keyboard allow you to scroll through your recent commands. The right and left arrows allow you to move the cursor within the command.

  • On the iPad, the following special characters are included:

    Special characters on keyboard for iPad

    The up and down arrows allow you to navigate to commands above and below where the cursor is.

To adjust the font size for the Command Window and Editor, tap the menu bar and then tap SettingsSettings icon. Then, move the Font Size slider.


MATLAB Mobile does not support:

  • MATLAB apps such as Curve Fitting or Signal Analysis

  • Creating graphical interfaces using App Designer or GUIDE

  • Simulink® graphical environment, but the sim command is supported at the MATLAB Mobile command line

  • Interaction with 3-D figures

  • The doc command. To view function documentation, use the help command. Alternatively, open the default web browser on your device and navigate to the product documentation at