MATLAB is a programming platform designed specifically for engineers and scientists. The heart of MATLAB is the MATLAB language, a matrix-based language allowing the most natural expression of computational mathematics.The name MATLAB stands for matrix laboratory. MATLAB was originally written to provide easy access to matrix software developed by the LINPACK and EISPACK projects, which together represent the state-of-the-art in software for matrix computation. MATLAB has evolved over a period of years with input from many users. In university environments, it is the standard instructional tool for introductory and advanced courses in mathematics, engineering, and science. In industry, MATLAB is the tool of choice for high-productivity research, development, and analysis. This format is accepted in DANS with no further conversions required in its executable code format (.m) and its workspace files (.mat). We strongly suggest to build up your code as neatly as possible and clearly state which version of MATLAB was used to develop the code, include comments where necessary, and make use of good programming practices. The code should be clear enough for users to understand the results and for possible reproduction of the study and methods.

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