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Introduction to MATLAB and MATLAB Scripting

Introduction to MATLAB

What is MATLAB

MATLAB is a high-level programming language and an interactive environment, developed by Mathworks, for design and analysis. MATLAB stands for 'MATrix LABoratory', emphasizing its focus on matrix based computations.

Why is it used?

MATLAB has the capability to handle complex computations and data analysis tasks on a large scale. It has built-in debugging tools for identifying and resolving errors in the code. MATLAB supports an extensive library of toolboxes that are tailored for specific fields and applications. These toolboxes enhance the core functionality of MATLAB by providing specialized functions, classes, algorithms and many more. 

Where is it used?

Due to its versatility and powerful computational capabilities, MATLAB finds extensive application across diverse fields such as,

  • Academia
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Control Systems
  • Image and Signal Processing
  • Data Analysis and Visualization


University of Cincinnati offers a campus-wide license to MATLAB, Simulink and over 100 additional industry-standard software toolboxes. The license provides current UC students, faculty, and staff members anywhere access to MATLAB software, support, and technical assistance in a centralized, UC MATLAB Portal.

When signing into the MATLAB Portal, use these 3 simple steps:

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