Everyone is acquainted with the fact that languages evolve with time. Programming languages also follow the same pattern, but with a goal to improve and become more versatile. Almost all the advancements made in today's date are linked to programming in some way or the other. Any technologically sound and advanced feature of today's lifestyle does not come sans programming. There are many programming languages (both high level and low level), each with their own unique set features.
MATLAB is an extremely useful language for solving technical computing problems, which contain with matrix and vector formulations. This language was developed by 'MathWorks' to provide easy access to matrix software that were a part of 'LINPACK and EISPACK projects'. MATLAB is an acronym for matrix laboratories. This is a high-level, interactive type of language which has evolved over a period of time. It consists of a 'toolbox' that provides tools and facilities for a user to learn and work with as either a user or a programmer. It includes services for the purpose of managing variables, importing and exporting data, debugging etc. It provides a user interface to go with interfacing with programs written in different languages like C or Fortran (these two languages are non-interactive languages). It is widely used in academia across the world as well as in industry for various purposes.
Due to its variety of features, an enormous number of MATLAB assignments and MATLAB projects are being developed on a very large scale. Usually these projects are outsized and multifaceted application programs. With the help of MATLAB tools and some external helping products, a programmer can develop and organize a huge array of applications. It can be achieved by sharing individual algorithms and applications with other MATLAB programs.
Fundamentally, there are three features of this language that help in development and research for MATLAB projects. They are, MATLAB graphics system (includes high level and low level commands), mathematical function library (collection of computational algorithms) and application program interface known as API (it is a library that is used to write C and Fortran programs). Most of the projects and assignments are based on the development of Graphical user interfaces which can be created with the help of software written with MATLAB functions. This can be accomplished by using GUIDE (Graphical User Interface Development Environment) with which a programmer can design and edit graphical user interfaces. Deploying Applications is another common feature which deals with sharing of MATLAB applications with other user who have MATLAB platform and also to those who do not have it. Lastly, Generating C Code is another important aspect. A programmer can put to use MATLAB Coderâ„¢ to generate 'standalone C code' from 'MATLAB code'. The tool MATLAB Coder consists of a subset (of the MATLAB language) that is generally used for developing algorithms for complex applications. The code generated is used for execution and integration of application.
There are many advantages of MATLAB which provide programmers a reason to develop projects and work on MATLAB assignments. For instance, it has a huge and evolving database of built-in algorithms for various computing applications, its interactive nature, the facility to call external libraries, interpreting domain specific image formats, flexibility, etc.
Hence it can be concluded that MATLAB projects can cover up a variety of tasks such as application development, scientific and engineering graphic development, data analysis and complex mathematical computations. In the near future, one can expect MATLAB to become even more adaptable and versatile.