MATLAB, which stands for MATrix LABoratory, is an interactive mathematical software program for numerical computation and data visualisation. MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. MathWorks produces nearly 100 additional products for specialized tasks such as data analysis and image processing.
MATLAB works with programs in other languages including C, C++, C#, Java, Fortran and Python. It is used extensively in academia and industry, primarily in the disciplines of engineering, science and mathematical economics.
The University of Melbourne has a Campus-Wide License for MATLAB, Simulink, and add-on products. Faculty, researchers, and students may use these products for teaching, research, and learning. The license allows individuals to install the products on university-owned equipment, as well as personally owned computers. MATLAB is installed on Library and StudentIT lab computers and may be available in some Faculty and Graduate School labs.
MATLAB is available through StudentIT.