while (some logical expression) do something; do something else; endTo keep this from going on forever, you should probably be changing some variable in the logical expression within the body of the loop so that it eventually is not true.
FOR X = 1:N, A(X) = 1/(2+X-1); ENDYou should try to avoid using i and j as counters, since you will wind up redefining i (which is intially defined as the imaginary i.)
if (logical expression) matlab command elseif (other logical expression) another matlab command else a matlab command end(You don't need an elseif or an else, but you do need an end.)
In the process of a loop, if you define an element of an vector that doesn't exist yet (the vector is smaller than the element you're trying to assign), matlab will increase the size of the vector or matrix to allow for the new element to go where you've specified. However, if you know that you're going to be assigning elements until the matrix grows to be some specific size, it's better to "preallocate" the matrix by defining it to be all zeros initially.
matrix = zeros(rows,columns);will do that.
Examples of some loops are in the file fors.m in the 2.670 Examples directory. (