for Matlab, do you know any of the following or know where I can find out about them? I searched on the web and couldn't find out what they mean
n_bin = 200
strm = RandStream('mt19937ar','Seed',575)
My version of matlab is 2010 and that maybe why I can't find these in the matlab toolbox doc
The question cannot be answered completely:
All you ask for is explained exhaustively in the Getting Started chapters of the documentations. You cannot use Matlab efficiently without reading the manuals. It wouldn't be efficient, if we post a rephrased version of all, you can find there already.