For this course, it is assumed that you will be using the PC version of MATLAB 6. If you will be using (or would like to use) the Macintosh or Unix versions of MATLAB or will be using the Student Edition on any platform, please see me about modifications to these guidelines before you submit any work.
Please read and review these guidelines for each assignment you submit. If what you submit is not in the form outlined here, your work will be returned to you for correction and will be considered late until you re-submit it.
Creating a new folder for each assignment is an excellent way of keeping
things organized. Also, you can point MATLAB to this folder and avoid a
number of problems that would crop up when you have files scattered over
may different folders.
The solution you submit for each assignment should be self-contained
whenever possible (and in this course this will always be possible). I
will be executing any M-files you send to me in order to evaluate your
work. If your program does not run because a key file or bit of data is
missing, the assignment will be considered late until you correct the
problem. Make sure the version of the folder you submit is the current
This need not be an involved document. Just a simple set of directions that tell me what I should do to look at your work. This file is also a good place to put comments about problems that you might have encountered in the solution of the problem (see the Feedback section, below).
You can create text files using the editor built into MATLAB by using the New M-File option under the File menu. When MATLAB asks if you want to include a .m on the name when you save it, just say no.
If you use WORD, you can create a text file by using the Save As ...
option under the File menu. Select "Text Only" from the list of format
choices. Do not save readme.txt as a formatted Word
It will probably be best to give different folders different names while
you work on them. However, when you submit your work, it will expedite
grading if each person's username identifies their work/folder.
I believe the facultystaff directory appears as the t: drive on Windows.
Work submitted to the wrong place will be considered late until you
correct the problem.