MATLAB in unexpected places
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Kaustubha Govind on 7 Apr 2011
"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?).
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.
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!
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."
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
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.