AUTHOR: Darryl Morrell
SOURCE: Problem Solving with MATLAB LICENSE: [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ CC-BY-SA] ATTRIBUTION: This text adapted from the content with CC-BY license available at http://cnx.org/content/m13749/1.1/ http://cnx.org/content/m13750/1.3/
MATLAB(TM) has emerged as a widely used computational tool in many fields of engineering. MATLAB consists of a programming language used in an interactive computing environment that supports programming to solve complex problems. The MATLAB language has become a defacto standard that is also used by several other computational packages; these including LabVIEW MathScript(TM) and Octave. Generically, we refer to these packages as m-file environments because the program files are typically identified by an extension of "m".