This topic is for unexpected or bizarre or humorous references to MATLAB. Specific citations would be appreciated.
"Matlab" in Hindi literally stands for "meaning" - although it's pronounced Muth-lub (both u's pronounced as in the English word "hut").
High concentrations of cadmium and arsenic have been found in Matlab
The original article is no longer at that link, but the scientific study can be found at http://www.supportforlife.org/media-centre/news/2197-researchers-investigate-levels-of-arsenic-and-cadmium-in-food-chain-in-bangladesh
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.
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!
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."
Someone ran a book comparison between "MATLAB for Control Engineers",
and "Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Dan and Drago"
Wonder which one they bought?
"My Control Systems Toolbox deactivates your Battle Transfer Function!"
"Oh yah? Well my Image Toolbox demotes you to D-list celebrity!"
I can't resist posting a link to a picture from the site Walter linked to:
Matlab - Quality Custom Finishing: "For more than three decades, Matlab has set the standard for quality custom paint and powder finishes ... Woman owned and operated."
Some Matlab lyrics.
Unfortunately, I can't make out a single one of these. :(
Futuristic MATLAB in a film? See the review of Stealth (2005) that Mike Verdone wrote.
There is a town in Bangladesh where many studies have been done on diarrheal disease:
Some of these are pretty mathematical papers, but I doubt that is why the town keeps getting chosen.
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