When MATLAB starts up (in either Windows or Macintosh environments), the MATLAB Command Window and subsidiary windows appear as follows:

The >> icon is the command prompt. Anything entered after this is a MATLAB command. The Current Directory window displays folders and files associated with

the current directory (see Path discussion below). The Workspace Window shows the names of all variables that have been created, and the Command History shows a record of the most recent commands given at the Command Prompt.