- complex calculations
- statistical analysis
- time series analysis
- solve systems of linear equations
- solve systems of differential equations
- plot in 2 and 3 dimensions in a variety of formats
- perform symbolic mathematical analysis
- image analysis
- data manipulation
- data digitization

Matlab can be used

- interactively
- with Matlab scripts ("m" files)
- with CShell scripts (e.g., as part of a data processing flow)
- with external C and Fortran programs

Matlab graphics can be exported to other common graphics programs for further editing and/or printing.

In fact, Matlab could easily take the place of most scientific programming languages, like C and Fortran, for most scientific computations.

**Matlab WebSite: http://www.mathworks.com/**