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A Guide to MATLAB Object-Oriented Programming

By Andy H. Register Copyright 2007
    380 Pages 70 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    380 Pages
    by Chapman & Hall

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    A Guide to MATLAB Object-Oriented Programming is the first book to deliver broad coverage of the documented and undocumented object-oriented features of MATLAB®. Unlike the typical approach of other resources, this guide explains why each feature is important, demonstrates how each feature is used, and promotes an understanding of the interactions between features.

    Assuming an intermediate level of MATLAB programming knowledge, the book not only concentrates on MATLAB coding techniques but also discusses topics critical to general software development. It introduces fundamentals first before integrating these concepts into example applications. In the first section, the book discusses eight basic functions: constructor, subsref, subsasgn, display, struct, fieldnames, get, and set. Building on the previous section, it explores inheritance topics and presents the Class Wizard, a powerful MATLAB class generation tool. The final section delves into advanced strategies, including containers, static variables, and function fronts.

    With more than 20 years of experience designing and implementing object-oriented software, the expert author has developed an accessible and comprehensive book that aids readers in creating effective object-oriented software using MATLAB.

    Group of Eight
    Meeting MATLAB’s Requirements
    Member Variables and Member Functions
    Changing the Rules … in Appearance Only
    Displaying an Object’s State
    get.m, set.m
    Simplify Using get, set, fieldnames, and struct
    Drawing a Shape
    Building a Hierarchy
    Constructor Redux
    Constructing Simple Hierarchies with Inheritance
    Object Arrays with Inheritance
    Child Class Members
    Constructing Simple Hierarchies with Composition
    General Assignment and Mutator Helper Functions
    Class Wizard
    Class Wizard Versions of the Shape Hierarchy
    Advanced Strategies
    Composition and a Simple Container Class
    Static Member Data and Singleton Objects
    Pass-by-Reference Emulation
    Dot Functions and Functors
    Protected Member Variables and Functions
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    Andy H. Register