The MathWorks MATLAB

VersionR2023a(as of 5/4/2023)
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 IDE and programming language for desktop and web
  • Use language and development tools to create algorithms
  • Integrate MATLAB with hardware
  • Run MATLAB in cloud environments

Software Overview

Screenshot of The MathWorks MATLAB R2023a
Screenshot of The MathWorks MATLAB R2023a

The MathWorks MATLAB is a numerical computing and programming application for analyzing data, developing algorithms, creating models, building apps, and more. Technical users, such as engineers and scientists, use MATLAB in various fields, including biological sciences, systems engineering, robotics, machine learning, wireless communications, quantitative finance, and signal processing.

The software allows you to explore, model, and analyze intricate data sets. It provides built-in 2D and 3D plotting functions for viewing data in various visual formats. MATLAB also provides a programming language for expressing matrix and array mathematics. With the language, you can combine commands into scripts to automate work and reuse functions. After analyzing your data, MATLAB allows you to document and share your results with automatically generated reports you can export to multiple formats, including HTML and PDF.

The software also provides an integrated development environment IDE to create apps. With this feature, you can design the layout and program the app's capabilities, then compile it to a web app or standalone desktop app to share with other users. For example, you can build an app for Windows users in your organization to visualize patient medical data.


MATLAB has many advanced features for users working with complex data. It provides tools for analyzing data, developing algorithms, creating models, building apps, and more. While it is likely overwhelming and overkill for basic users, advanced users in scientific and engineering fields will likely be impressed with The MathWorks MATLAB.

Primary File Type

mat icon.MATMATLAB MAT-file

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
.MLAPPMATLAB Application Project
.MLXMATLAB Live Code File
.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

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.MLPKGINSTALLSupport Package Installer File
Updated 5/4/2023