Automation is a COM protocol that allows one application (the controller or client)
to control objects exported by another application (the server). MATLAB supports
COM Automation server capabilities on Microsoft® Windows® operating
systems. Any Windows program that can be configured as an Automation
controller can control MATLAB. Some examples are Microsoft Excel® and Microsoft Access™,
and many Microsoft Visual Basic® and Microsoft Visual C++® programs.
If you build client application using C/C++, or Fortran, use MATLAB Engine API for C, C++, and Fortran instead
of an Automation server.