I am a graduate student in Applied Math, and I need to know Matlab. What is the best way to teach myself. How long do you think it would take me to know the basics, and to be able to program in Matlab? I don't really have any background in a Programming language. I have used Fortran, but that was a long time ago, and I don't remember much. I have to say that I am a dedicated person, and I really want to learn.