# Matlab Workspace

In this guide, I'll talk to you about the Matlab workspace. Let's dive in.

**So, what is the workspace?** The workspace is the place where all the variables, values, and commands you've used during your current Matlab session are stored in memory.

Now, let's take a concrete **example**.

Suppose you type "3+5" in the command window and hit enter.

>> 3+5

Matlab will process the command, store the result in a variable called "**ans**" and display the contents of that variable below the command.

ans = 8

Whenever you perform an operation on the Matlab command prompt, it automatically registers the result in a global variable called "ans."

**What's a global variable? **A global variable can be accessed from anywhere in the workspace, which is different from local variables that are only visible within a function or method.

**So, where can you find this workspace? **

It's located in the panel on the left side of Matlab.

If you can't see it, click on "**Layout**" in the top menu, then select "**Show**" in the Layout Options section, and check the box next to "**Workspace**."

In the workspace window, you'll find all the variables you've used during your work session.

For example, suppose you type "prova=5" and hit enter.

This command assigns the value of 5 to a session variable called "prova".

>> prova = 5

**Note**. In this example, I've named the variable 'prova'. You can use any other variable name you want.

Now you can also see the 'prova' variable in the workspace.

**How to clear the workspace?**

Now, here's the interesting part. To clear the workspace, all you need to do is type "**clear**" in the command window.

clear

This command removes the variable names and values assigned from the workspace, effectively resetting the working memory and allowing you to start a new session in Matlab.

This way, you can reset the working memory and start a new session in Matlab.

That's it. The Matlab Workspace in a nutshell.