On most systems, after logging in one can enter MATLAB with the system command matlab and exit MATLAB with the command exit or quit. On a PC, for example, if properly installed, one may enter MATLAB with the command:
C> matlaband exit it with the command:
On systems permitting multiple processes, such as a Unix system, you will find it convenient, for reasons discussed in section 14, to keep both MATLAB and your local editor active. If you are working on a workstation which runs processes in multiple windows, you will want to keep MATLAB active in one window and your local editor active in another. You should consult your instructor or your local computer center for details of the local installation.