MATLAB is a technical computing environment for highperformance numeric
computation and visualization. MATLAB integrates numerical analysis, matrix
computation, signal processing, and graphics in an easytouse environment where
problems and solutions are expressed just as they are written mathematically  without
traditional programming.
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.
(from http://www.mathworks.com/matlab.html)
