MATLAB is a technical computing environment for high-performance numeric computation and visualization, produced by The MathWorks Inc. It includes a number of subject specific toolboxes as well as a dynamic system simulation package, Simulink.
MATLAB 8.0/Release 2012b is the current default (i.e., this is the version obtained by typing: add matlab; matlab).
MATLAB 6.5.1, 7.3 and 8.1 are also available; see the links below for more information.
For information on new features in the latest release, see:
MATLAB is an officially supported software package for the MIT Athena Computing Environment. By "officially supported" we mean:
We try to provide current versions of MATLAB on all Athena platforms.
To obtain MATLAB for non-Athena machines please go to the software grid (enter MATLAB in the Title section).
The MathWorks' web-based online "Help Desk" includes a full documentation set in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format, a searchable command index, and links to other information. There are several ways to view the online documentation:
From MATLAB: >> helpdesk ( or doc in R2012b and later)
From MATLAB's web site
The UNIX newsgroup comp.soft-sys.matlab. often has technical discussions that include members of the MathWorks staff.
The MATLAB in Education page from The MathWorks is dedicated to educational applications of the program.
The MATLAB at Indiana University page includes numerous pointers to MATLAB resources on the WWW.
Help with MATLAB
If you are affiliated with MIT, contact Athena Consulting (on Athena, type "olc"). Otherwise, see the other resources above or contact The MathWorks for help.
Sending bug reports
Athena users should report problems via the "sendbug" command.
Software at MIT
For questions or suggestions about availability of software on Athena, send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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