MATLAB (matrix laboratory) is a multi paradigm numerical computing environment and fourt. Developed
by MathWorks, MATLAB allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation
of alogrithm, creation of user interfacing, and interfacing with programs written in other languages,
including C, C++, Java,Fortran and Python.
Although MATLAB is intended primarily for numerical computing, an optional toolbox uses the symbolic
engine, allowing access to symbolic computing capabilities. An additional package, Simulink, adds
graphical multi-domain simulation and Model Based Design for dynamic and embedded systems.
In 2004, MATLAB had around one million users across industry and academia. MATLAB users come from
various backgrounds of engineering, science, and economics. MATLAB is widely used in academic and
research institutions as well as industrial enterprises.