Fortran allows negative and 0 indexing, but MATLAB does not. There is no double class equivalent of this in MATLAB. You would have to create an array of the same size with positive indexing and manually adjust the indexing algorithms in your code. E.g., the Fortran code
might be this in MATLAB
C = zeros(1001,1001,4,4);
and a Fortran indexing of C(-500,0,2,3) would be C(1,501,2,3) in MATLAB. I.e., Fortran C(i,j,k,m) becomes C(i+501,j+501,k,m) in MATLAB.
You could create a user-defined class to do this indexing adjustment, but it would take a bit of work and may not be worth it.