FUNCTIONS OF MATLAB
- easy matrix manipulation,
- plotting of functions and data implementation of algorithm
- creation of user interfaces,
- implementation of algorithms,
HISTORY OF MATLAB
Short for “matrix laboratory”, MATLAB was invented in the late 1970s by Cleve Moler, then chairman of the computer science department at the University of New Mexico. He designed it to give his students access to LINPACK and EISPACK without having to learn Fortran. It soon spread to other universities and found a strong audience within the applied mathematics community.