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MathWorks Unveils Release 2015b

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MathWorksby Jelani Harper

A recent announcement from MathWorks states, “MathWorks today introduced Release 2015b (R2015b) with a range of new capabilities in MATLAB and Simulink. In addition to new features in MATLAB and Simulink, R2015b includes updates and bug fixes to 83 other products.”

The announcement states that updates to the MATLAB Product Family found in the release include:

  • “New execution engine that runs MATLAB code faster
  • Graph and directed graph functions for creating, analyzing, and visualizing graphs and networks
  • Add-On Explorer – a single interface for adding community-authored and MathWorks toolboxes, apps, functions, models, and hardware support
  • Hardware support for iOS sensors, Raspberry Pi 2, and BeagleBone Black
  • MATLAB Compiler SDK: Deployable MATLAB components for integration with applications written in Python
  • Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox: SVR (support vector regression) and Gaussian processes (Kriging) for fitting models, PCA feature transformation in the Classification Learner app, and GPU acceleration of 65 functions
  • Parallel Computing Toolbox: GPU acceleration for functions in Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox including probability distributions, descriptive statistics, and hypothesis testing; and additional MATLAB functions
  • Image Processing Toolbox: Gabor and box filtering, C code generation for 20 functions with MATLAB Coder, and improved grayscale morphology and filtering performance
  • Computer Vision System Toolbox: 3-D point cloud processing, including geometric shape fitting, normal vector estimation and visualization
  • Database Toolbox: Faster database read and write
  • Control System Toolbox: 2-DOF PID controller tuning
  • Robust Control Toolbox: Robust tuning with systune and the Control System Tuner app for automatically tuning robust controllers for plants with uncertain parameters.”

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