Every day, more than 75,000 MATLAB® and Simulink® users from around the world visit MATLAB Central to access thousands of files, links, and discussion threads on a dizzying variety of technical topics and in several languages.
Launched in 2001, MATLAB Central is a forum where registered users share success stories, test theories, and interact with MathWorks technical experts and each other. Community members also suggest product improvements—for example, 3D surface fitting capability similar to Polyfit and Polyval, was added to Curve Fitting Toolbox™ as a direct result of a user suggestion.
Users can add tags to threads or files that the entire MATLAB Central community can use to sort content.
When you have a technical problem, a community member may already have done work that can help you solve it. This content could be available in a wide variety of formats. To get the most useful results, it’s best not to confine your search to one area of MATLAB Central but to explore every area.
This article was published in The MathWorks News & Notes, 2009