[MATLAB] How do I create and use loops (for/while) in MATLAB?

In MATLAB, you can create and use loops, such as for loops and while loops, to execute a block of code repeatedly.

  1. For Loop: A for loop is commonly used when you know the number of iterations in advance.

Syntax:

1for iterator_variable = start_value : increment_value : end_value
2    % code to be executed in each iteration
3end

Example:

1for i = 1:5
2    disp(i);      % display current value of i
3end

Output:

11
22
33
44
55
  1. While Loop: A while loop is used when the number of iterations is not known in advance but depends on a condition.

Syntax:

1while condition
2    % code to be executed as long as the condition is true
3end

Example:

1count = 1;
2while count <= 5
3    disp(count);      % display current value of count
4    count = count + 1;
5end

Output:

11
22
33
44
55

In both types of loops, you can use the break statement to exit the loop prematurely, and the continue statement to skip the rest of the current iteration and proceed to the next iteration.

Note: It's important to ensure that the loop termination condition is eventually met to avoid infinite loops.