9 Amazing applications of MATLAB language and its features

Hey, Everyone, I hope you all are doing great coding. I am Prakash Mishra, and I would like to tell you all the surprising information concerning the MATLAB language that is the entirety of the most emerging and switching into popular languages in the world. MATLAB language is a compelling language, and millions of people are using MATLAB language.

Are you interested in learning the MATLAB language and want to get all the information regarding the language whether I have to invest my precious time or not?. So this article is completely for you in which I have included all the kinds of stuff linked to the language. Such as Definitions, history/origin, features, Advantages, and disadvantages, and even more things. This is the first part in which I have covered all the basic concepts regarding the language. And in the second part, we will interact with some advanced things of the language.

Following are the questions which we will discuss in this article:

  1. What is the MATLAB programming language?
  2. What is LINPACK and EISPACK?
  3. History or Origin
  4. The latest version of MATLAB language.
  5. Features of the language.
    • Advantage
    • Disadvantage
  6. Applications of MATLAB Language.

What is the MATLAB programming language?

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MATLAB Logo

MATLAB( stands for Matrix Laboratory) is a high-level language and a software combination for numerical computation, visualization, and programming. It is extensively utilized for Matrix Manipulation, Plotting of functions, Implementation of Algorithms, and Creation of user Interface. The language presents you so abundant built-in functions that assist you to solve any type of obstacle. That’s why engineers and scientists are using MATLAB as a platform to solve their dilemmas.

It is encoded in some popular programming languages i.e. C, C++, Java and many more.

Official site of MATLAB:- https://in.mathworks.com/products/matlab.html

Now let’s discuss the exact significance of some familiar words that you will encounter when you will learn the language.

What is LINPACK and EISPACK?

LINPACK and EISPACK are software libraries that are written in the Fortran language. LINPACK is used for performing numerical Linear algebra. And EISPACK is used for performing numerical computation of Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors of matrices.

History

MATLAB was developed by MathWorks, Inc. in the year 1984. Firstly it was invented by Mathematician and a Computer programmer Cleve Moler. Later after several years, he met John N. Little. And decided to reprogram MATLAB in C language by adding some amazing features. Basically, the Fortran language is the first language for technical computing. It stands for Formula Translation. After that, some special libraries such as LINPACK( for Linear Algebra) and EISPACK( for Eigenvalues) were made by a lot of programmers. Cleve Moler was also part of that group. After that MATLAB language was developed. And in 2000 MathWorks added these libraries(Fortran libraries) in MATLAB 6. By replacing the LINPACK and EISPACK so that students don’t have to learn Fortran in the backend.

The latest version of the TypeScript language

Let’s discussed the version of MATLAB language. In 1984 MATLAB first version i.e. MATLAB 1 was released. After that several version were released MATLAB 2, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.2c, and many more. Undoubtedly MATLAB developers continuously try to keep the language up-to-date by computing all the essential features which benefit all the developers to get all the advantages of the language. In the year 2021, we are using the MATLAB 9.9 i.e. R2020b version that released on 17 September 2020. MATLAB is open for Windows, Linux, and Docker.

For Download:- https://in.mathworks.com/products/matlab/whatsnew.html

Features of the language:

There are a bunch of amazing specialties of MATLAB language that encourage you to learn the language. MATLAB developers are trying their best to add all the fantastic features that help all brilliant programmers to write up code in a very limited period of time. These amazing features make the language so much desire in the current epoch. So following is the list of the topmost 10 exceptional features that benefit you to experience the language in very useful ways.

  1. MATLAB is a high-level, easy to learn a language that presents you with so numerous tool kits to implement mathematical operations. Basically, it is used for Matrix Manipulation, Plotting of functions, Implementation of Algorithms, and Creation of user Interface.
  2. The language gives you numerously inbuilt functions which help you to perform mathematical operations such as Sine, Cosine, Tangent, etc. We can also perform additional or we can say complex operations such as Determinant and Inverse of Matrix.
  3. As we all know that MATLAB is encoded in C, C++, and another popular language. But it is quite easy to implement than these languages. Firstly, In MATLAB we don’t have to write header files in the beginning. Secondly, by declaring any variable we don’t have to mention their data type. This is a time-saving thing which all the programming language should adopt.
  4. MATLAB language is both a programming language and as well as provides you programming environment. It provides you an interactive environment for iterative exploration, design, and problem-solving.

Some more features

  1. The language has various amazing Library of mathematical functions for Algebra, Computing statistics, Numeral integration, Fourier analysis, Optimization, and solving differential equations.
  2. MATLAB provides you Toolboxes. Toolboxes mean is a set of functions that are designed for some specific purpose. Toolboxes help you to turn your imagination into reality.
  3. It provides you inbuilt graphics for data visualization and tools for These plots and images can be displayed on any device that means it’s independent of devices.
  4. MATLAB language provides you MATLAB APIs so that we can easily interact with MATLAB code with other languages programs such as C, C++, FORTRAN, etc.
  5. The language is widely used for Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Image Processing, Wireless communication, and many more.
  6. MATLAB users come from various streams of Engineering, Science and Economics, and many more.
  7. The language is a platform-independent language. It runs on every Operating system such as Windows, macOS, Linux, etc.

Now let’s talk about the advantages and disadvantages of MATLAB

Advantages

  1. MATLAB gives you quicker results when it comes to numerical calculation or analysis.
  2. The language is platform-independent.
  3. It provides you a huge amount of built-in libraries of pre-defined functions to perform any tasks.
  4. MATLAB provides you amazing plotting and imaging commands.
  5. It supports Graphical User Interface(GUI).

Disadvantages

  1. It is an Interpreted language so it takes more time to execute.
  2. Expensive than other languages such as C or Fortran compiler. But fortunately there is an inexpensive student edition of MATLAB that is insane.
  3. In MATLAB it is very difficult to create applications.

Applications of MATLAB

If we talked about the applications of the language then MATLAB has vast applications. As we have already seen some features that are It is extensively utilized for Matrix Manipulation, Plotting of functions, Implementation of Algorithms, and Creation of user Interface. The language is widely used for Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Image Processing, Wireless communication, and many more. It is also widely used in all the Engineering streams such as physics, chemistry, maths, also to solve circuit branches and in the mechanical stream to solve problems.

Following are the list of applications of MATLAB:-

  1. Deep Learning
  2. Machine Learning
  3. Image Processing
  4. Mapping
  5. Signal Processing
  6. Control systems
  7. Curve Fitting
  8. Financial analysis
  9. Text analysis

I hope you loved the article. This is just a simple blog in which I have covered all the basic concepts of the MATLAB language. In the next blog, we will see some different topics such as some platforms to learn, what are the projects you can build up by learning MATLAB, we will also see what are the career opportunities and which companies are using the language and even more things.

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