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Which computer programming language are MATLAB R2015b and R2016b written in?

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Which computer programming language are MATLAB R2015b and R2016b written in?

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James Tursa
James Tursa on 20 Apr 2016
Edited: James Tursa on 20 Apr 2016
Java for the interface, C++ for computational library stuff, and some 3rd party libraries for some of the matrix algebra BLAS and LAPACK stuff. The BLAS and LAPACK libraries use a Fortran function/subroutine interface (e.g., see but are probably written in C/C++ or assembly.
And, some of the supplied functions are written in ... MATLAB.

Meade on 20 Apr 2016
Edited: Stephen23 on 21 Apr 2016
Matlab is mainly written in Java (interface etc). Many of the operations are written in C or C++. The matrix stuff is based on some pretty old Fortran I think.
Tyler Shepard
Tyler Shepard on 21 Sep 2017
I believe the matrix math is based on BLAS which has routines written in assembly specified for x84 and AMD64 processors. The rest is written in C(++) and Java, for back end computations, and symbolic algebra objects (object oriented programming).
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 21 Sep 2017
LAPACK is written in Fortran .
BLAS has a couple of different implementations. For Windows it is included with LAPACK
MATLAB is also known to call upon Intel's MKL . The official description does not say what language MKL is written in; Wikipedia says C/C++ and Fortran.

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