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Matlab on Blackberry?

Subject: Matlab on Blackberry?

From: Michael Minardi

Date: 11 Jun, 2008 06:21:02

Message: 1 of 7

I am just throwing an idea out there: would there ever be a chance that the
Mathworks could offer a slimmed down version of Matlab to run on devices like
the blackberry? I would love a product like that and I am sure others would too.
The first version of Matlab that I ever used was 3.5 and it fit on a floppy disk
and I got a lot done with it so I think a usefull version would fit on modern
smartphone and PDA's.

What do you think?

Subject: Matlab on Blackberry?

From: Freelance Embedded Systems Engineer

Date: 11 Jun, 2008 11:16:45

Message: 2 of 7

Michael Minardi wrote:
> I am just throwing an idea out there: would there ever be a chance that the
> Mathworks could offer a slimmed down version of Matlab to run on devices like
> the blackberry? I would love a product like that and I am sure others would too.
> The first version of Matlab that I ever used was 3.5 and it fit on a floppy disk
> and I got a lot done with it so I think a usefull version would fit on modern
> smartphone and PDA's.
>
> What do you think?

With the limited interface, what would you use it for?
Might be possible to port portions of scilab or octave,
but you'll have to select the limited functionality that you want.
Might be easier to interface to a remote computer running the software.
Then you only need the interface...leave the functionality on the PC.

Subject: Matlab on Blackberry?

From: Michael Minardi

Date: 12 Jun, 2008 11:00:20

Message: 3 of 7

> With the limited interface, what would you use it for?

The interface on a blackberry could be exactly like the interface used to be on a
DOS PC. You have a graphics screen and a command line screen and an m-file
edit screen and you could toggle between them

The entire installation of Matlab 3.5 fit on a 1.4 MB floppy so I think a usefull
core capability could fit on a Blackberry or PDA.

I like your idea of using the handheld as a terminal too.

Subject: Matlab on Blackberry?

From: jc Fuentes

Date: 12 Jun, 2008 11:16:02

Message: 4 of 7

"Michael Minardi" <mike@minardi.org> wrote in message
<g2qvk3$kce$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> > With the limited interface, what would you use it for?
>
> The interface on a blackberry could be exactly like the
interface used to be on a
> DOS PC. You have a graphics screen and a command line
screen and an m-file
> edit screen and you could toggle between them
>
> The entire installation of Matlab 3.5 fit on a 1.4 MB
floppy so I think a usefull
> core capability could fit on a Blackberry or PDA.
>
> I like your idea of using the handheld as a terminal too.

I can use the pocket putty on my windows pocket pc to run
matlab scripts on a linux server with matlab over a ssh
connection, has saved my neck a few times.

as for the matlab 3.5 in a pda ... without the toolboxes I
see no use for it.

Subject: Matlab on Blackberry?

From: roberson@ibd.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca (Walter Roberson)

Date: 12 Jun, 2008 14:13:51

Message: 5 of 7

In article <g2nqse$akj$1@fred.mathworks.com>,
Michael Minardi <mike@minardi.org> wrote:
>I am just throwing an idea out there: would there ever be a chance that the
>Mathworks could offer a slimmed down version of Matlab to run on devices like
>the blackberry?

In my opinion: NO, there is no realistic chance of that. But that's
an opinion, and I have no "insider knowledge" of the topic.

For use on Blackberry and the like, consider something like
Sysquake with LyME.

www.calerga.com/products/LyME/
--
  "Do not wait for leaders. Do it alone, person to person."
                                              -- Mother Teresa

Subject: Matlab on Blackberry?

From: david bateman

Date: 14 Jun, 2008 19:47:34

Message: 6 of 7

On Jun 11, 1:16 pm, Freelance Embedded Systems Engineer
> With the limited interface, what would you use it for?
> Might be possible to port portions of scilab oroctave,
> but you'll have to select the limited functionality that you want.
> Might be easier to interface to a remote computer running the software.
> Then you only need the interface...leave the functionality on the PC.

I actually built Octave on an Intel PXA270 for the hell of it
(Specifically a Motorola A1200 phone). After lots of interesting bugs
due to the fact that the floating point calculations didn't seem to be
IEEE754 compatible I gave it up as a bad idea.... If I ever tried
something like this again I'd run a few tests on the cross compiler,
and platform for IEEE754 compatibility before going further.

D.

Subject: Matlab on Blackberry?

From: Scott Seidman

Date: 14 Jun, 2008 20:13:50

Message: 7 of 7

roberson@ibd.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca (Walter Roberson) wrote in news:g2rauv$nqu$1
@canopus.cc.umanitoba.ca:

> www.calerga.com/products/LyME/


LME is the version for WM


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Scott
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