MATLAB is a complete software package for carrying out numerical computations and analyses. It uses blocks of data called matrices (MATLAB stands for matrix laboratory).MATLAB is probably the most commonly used scientific and engineering numerical software. (Other software commonly used are PV-WAVE for processing seismograms and EDL for processing satellite data. They are all converging and looking like each other at the front end even if underneath they work on different principles). It is a bit like a programming language (such as BASIC or C) with thousands of inbuilt function but is easier to use, and in many ways more powerful (MATLAB itself is written in C). It has most popular GUI (Guide) and Simulink library tools.
This program enables students to explore multiple approaches and reach a solution with MATLAB faster than with spreadsheets or traditional programming languages. The course is designed to give students fluency in MATLAB's popular toolbox.