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The Growth of MATLAB and The MathWorks over Two Decades

By Cleve Moler, MathWorks

The evolution of MATLAB® and MathWorks is a story of continued growth and progress.

In this article, Cleve Moler recounts the founding of MathWorks and key milestones in its first 22 years. Using an illustrated timeline, Cleve chronicles the 121-word technical business plan written by Jack Little in 1983; the first order for MATLAB, placed in 1985; the release of Simulink in 1990; the evolution of the company logo, the L-shaped membrane; and the numerous developments in MATLAB and MathWorks over the years.

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Published 2006 - 92020v00