The MathWorks MATLAB

VersionR2017(as of 12/5/2017)
PlatformsWindows, Mac, Linux
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Main Features

  • Utilize math functions to solve science and engineering problems
  • Analyze your data visually with models and graphs
  • Develop applications with the MATLAB programming language
  • Use language and development tools to create algorithms

Software Overview

The MathWorks MATLAB is a high performance technical computing system that includes a numerical computing environment and a programming language. It is commonly used in engineering and academia.

MATLAB provides many tools to help you with numeric computation, data analysis, and programming. It has built-in 2D and 3D plotting functions that allow you to view your data in many different visual formats. You can use its preprocessing features to discover trends in your data and perform tests. After analyzing your data, MATLAB allows you to document and share your results with automatically generated reports that can be exported in multiple formats including HTML and PDF.

If you are interested in learning how to use numerical computing programs for engineering, MATLAB has affordable home and student license options. Other programs like Mathematica and Maple are recommended if you are working more in the field of mathematics.

Primary File Type


Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.CDFCommon Data Format
.CELAffymetrix Probe Results File
.DOCXMicrosoft Word Document
.FIGMATLAB Figure File
.HTMLHypertext Markup Language File
.MMATLAB Source Code File
.MLXMATLAB Live Script
.NCNetCDF File
.OCCOceanic DataPool File
.PDFPortable Document Format File
.PNMPortable Any Map Image
.PRJProject File
.SFFStandard Flowgram Format File
.TDMSTechnical Data Management Streaming File
.VOIVOI Group File
.XMLPERLeCroy Binary Waveform File
Updated 12/5/2017