MATLAB in unexpected places
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Commented: ali yaman on 14 Jul 2022
This topic is for unexpected or bizarre or humorous references to MATLAB. Specific citations would be appreciated.
"Matlab" in Hindi literally stands for "meaning" - although it's pronounced Muth-lub (both u's pronounced as in the English word "hut").
Matt J on 5 Jul 2013
Edited: Matt J on 18 Sep 2013
At the company I work for, I sometimes provide people with various MATLAB-compiled standalone utilities for their work. When I told him it was MATLAB, one of the people here, who was apparently unfamiliar with The Mathworks and its products, concluded that MATLAB itself was my invention and that I had named MATLAB after myself (because my name is Matt......Matt-Lab......get it?).
Better not tell the people in the "I hate MATLAB" facebook group! They probably already believe that MATLAB causes abdominal pain.
Sean de Wolski on 5 Apr 2011
At my University someone has a car with "MATLAB" as their license plate text. I'm not positive who it is, though I have my guesses (that I'm sure some of you can deduce by looking at my University). As far as a reference/citation, I don't think whoever owns that car would appreciate their license plate shown all over the internet.
Arnaud Miege on 7 Apr 2011
Sean de Wolski on 7 Apr 2011
I think it's kind of funny that he refers to it as a mesh. Isn't it a surface?
Matt Fig on 5 Apr 2011
I do see the logo on other vehicles once in a while. If you see the logo on the back of a silver VW EuroVan with Idaho plates, look at the driver. You may just spot a bearded man wearing a MATLAB hat. Don't hesitate to wave!
I Hate MATLAB. (3,873 people like this.)
You can choose between I Hate MATLAB, I hate "MATLAB", We Hate MATLAB, I F#$*ing Hate Matlab, or I Hate MATLAB and LABVIEW!!!
Maybe we'll start to see things like:
I Hate MATLAB but I hate those jerks in the I hate "MATLAB" group even more!
Andrew Newell on 7 Feb 2012
From the Acknowledgements section of Spectral methods in MATLAB by Lloyd Nicholas Trefethen:
"... there is a brass plaque on my office wall, given to me in 1998 by The MathWorks Inc., which reads: FIRST ORDER FOR MATLAB, February 7, 1985, Ordered by Professor Nick Trefethen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology."
Fabio Freschi on 16 Sep 2014
I can't resist posting a link to a picture from the site Walter linked to:
Andrew Newell on 8 Jun 2011
The image didn't display reliably on this site, so I have posted the link to the archive instead.
Matlab - Quality Custom Finishing: "For more than three decades, Matlab has set the standard for quality custom paint and powder finishes ... Woman owned and operated."
John Tillinghast on 17 Aug 2011
There is a town in Bangladesh where many studies have been done on diarrheal disease:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S027795369900146X http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20099756 http://www.indepth-network.org/dss_site_profiles/matlab.pdf
Some of these are pretty mathematical papers, but I doubt that is why the town keeps getting chosen.
Richard Brown on 16 Apr 2012
On an episode of Harry's law (I can't remember which one), Tommy Jefferson (a fast-talking lawyer) boasts about a number of lawsuits he's won against various big corporations. It went something like this:
"Amazon, Microsoft, Matlab, ..."
Which was pretty amusing
Walter Roberson on 20 Sep 2012
Luuk van Oosten on 15 Jul 2014
There is this guy who hates around everything about MATLAB. Pretty fun to read about his frustration and anger.
Doug Hull on 16 Sep 2014
The is a MATLAB box in the background in the movie Contact when Elie runs in after hearing first message.
Walter Roberson on 19 Jul 2015
Jan on 19 Jul 2015
This answer has been marked as potential spam. I'm afraid it advertises the use of Matlab in an unexpected place.
Anyway, I've removed the flag.
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