I apologize If my question is off topic.
I am pretty new to any kind of programming and implementation, I have been studying the theory of optimization (Variational analysis) and convex analysis in very pure version for years (since they are my interests). Now I really feel like after studying tons of theorems and lemmas, I literally can't solve practically a simple convex optimization problem with actual numerical data. Therefore I decided to learn a software that solves this kind of problems.
Now I am wondering where should I start, am I in right place? even I don't know how to use MathLab, I am not familiar with syntaxes, ( but I think I can learn this easily) .
I would be much appreciate if you help me or point out the point where I should start, I know many people who are in same situation.