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Difference between a for loop and a while loop (in the context of programming experiments if that adds)

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Hello everyone,
What is the key differences between a for loop and a while loop? I am having trouble understanding such a difference.
Thanks for your time,

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the cyclist
the cyclist on 5 May 2021
As a general rule, use a for loop when you know exactly how many iterations you need:
for m = 1:10
...
end
Use a while loop when you don't know how many iterations, but instead base it on a condition:
while mm < mm_max
... % This line might change the values of mm or mm_max, so you don't know how many iterations
end

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