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The Language of Technical Computing

Millions of engineers and scientists worldwide use MATLAB® to analyze and design the systems and products transforming our world. The matrix-based MATLAB language is the world’s most natural way to express computational mathematics. Built-in graphics make it easy to visualize and gain insights from data. The desktop environment invites experimentation, exploration, and discovery. These MATLAB tools and capabilities are all rigorously tested and designed to work together.

MATLAB helps you take your ideas beyond the desktop. You can run your analyses on larger data sets, and scale up to clusters and clouds. MATLAB code can be integrated with other languages, enabling you to deploy algorithms and applications within web, enterprise, and production systems.

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Learn the basics of MATLAB

Language Fundamentals

Syntax, array indexing and manipulation, data types, operators

Data Import and Analysis

Import and export data, including large files; preprocess data, visualize and explore


Linear algebra, differentiation and integrals, Fourier transforms, and other mathematics


Two- and three-dimensional plots, images, animation


Scripts, functions, and classes

App Building

Create self-contained apps, embedded Live Editor tasks, and custom UI components

Software Development Tools

Debugging and testing, organizing large projects, source control integration, toolbox packaging

External Language Interfaces

External language and library interfaces, including Python, Java, C, C++, .NET, and Web services

Environment and Settings

Preferences and settings, platform differences, adding hardware and optional features