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MATLAB 8.5 (R2015a)

Vendor: MathWorks, Inc.


MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming. Using MATLAB, you can analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications. The language, tools, and built-in math functions enable you to explore multiple approaches and reach a solution faster than with spreadsheets or traditional programming languages, such as C/C++ or Java.

You can use MATLAB for a range of applications, including signal processing and communications, image and video processing, control systems, test and measurement, computational finance, and computational biology.

New features of MATLAB 2015a include the following:

  • Tab completion - When editing class definition files in the Editor, you can press the Tab key to complete the names of class properties and methods.
  • repelem function - The repelem function copies elements of an array into a new array according to a specified repetition scheme.
  • discretize function - The discretize function groups numeric data into bins. By default the bins are numeric, and discretize returns indices describing the bin placement of each element. However, the bins also can be categories, in which case discretize returns a categorical array.

A description of the new features of MATLAB R2015a may be found at the New Features by Release page.


Online under Help.

Documentation is also available at the Mathworks Documentation page.

License is held by NCSU

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Restriction Notes

Who can use: Faculty, Staff, and Students

Where it can be used: University Machines

How it can be used: Matlab can be installed on university-owned computers for use by faculty and students for coursework and research. It can be used by staff engaged in research support.

Home use: NCSU students may download Matlab from The Mathworks website for their personally-owned computers. Visit the Matlab (Student version) page at for information.

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