Mathematica Symbolic Toolbox for MATLAB
- To: mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu
- Subject: Mathematica Symbolic Toolbox for MATLAB
- From: rich (Jane Rich)
- Date: Wed, 12 Jan 1994 16:16:58 -0600
Wolfram Research Introduces the Mathematica Symbolic Toolbox for MATLAB Available Free to Mathematica and MATLAB Users CHAMPAIGN, Illinois-Wolfram Research recently announced the Mathematica Symbolic Toolbox for MATLAB Version 1.0. The Toolbox makes it easy to use Mathematica's powerful symbolic and high-precision numeric capabilities from within MATLAB. The Mathematica Symbolic Toolbox for MATLAB allows users to construct matrices in either Mathematica or MATLAB and pass them to the other, and to freely mix Mathematica code and MATLAB code within a single environment. The Mathematica Symbolic Toolbox for MATLAB is implemented as a single MEX-file and is based on MathLink, a communication protocol developed by Wolfram Research. The Mathematica Symbolic Toolbox for MATLAB works with all MathLink-capable versions of Mathematica 2.2. The Toolbox gives users full access to the Mathematica kernel and Mathematica's high-level programming language from MATLAB. With the Toolbox, MATLAB users can, for example, execute programs created in Mathematica or access any one of Mathematica's hundreds of mathematical functions directly from MATLAB. The Toolbox provides a transparent connection between Mathematica and MATLAB, with both programs running on the same computer or between different computers on a network. This capability is especially useful in schools and at corporate sites where Mathematica and MATLAB might be licensed for different machines. Price and Availability The Mathematica Symbolic Toolbox for MATLAB is available at no charge. It requires MATLAB 3.5 or 4.x and a MathLink-capable version of Mathematica Version 2.2, including Mathematica for Macintosh, Unix, NEXTSTEP, and VAX/VMS machines (and soon Microsoft Windows 3.1 and Windows NT.) Users can obtain a free copy of the Toolbox from MathSource, Wolfram Research's electronic resource for Mathematica-related materials. To request the Mathematica Symbolic Toolbox for MATLAB, users may connect via anonymous ftp to mathsource.wri.com and look in the directory /pub/WhatsNew for either the file matlab2math.sea.hqx (for Macintosh) or matlab2math.tar.Z (for Unix). Or, users may simply send the email message "send 0205-951" to mathsource at wri.com. About MathLink MathLink is a communication protocol developed by Wolfram Research that lets users easily unite the capabilities of Mathematica with other programs and applications in one integrated environment. Links can be created to: call another program from Mathematica; call Mathematica from another program; or call one or more Mathematica kernels from another Mathematica kernel. This communication can take place between programs on a single machine or between programs on different machines connected on a network. The open architecture of MathLink allows users to easily create links from their own programs to Mathematica, as well as between Mathematica and commercial applications, such as MATLAB.