MATLAB is called the 'Language of Technical Computing' for a reason. It has a variety of uses in the field of communication technologies such as signal and image processing, communications, control systems, and computational finance. It is a programming language developed by Mathworks

Basic things you can do with MATLAB:

* Design and implement any waveform based on your requirements.

* Sampling and binding of wave under various parameters

* Call C & Fortran functions in a MATLAB program.

* Call Java libraries or ActiveX from a MATLAB program

Some of the most interesting applications of MATLAB:

* Developing control algorithms for hypersonic vehicles

* Running millions of simulations to pinpoint optimal dosing for antibiotics.

* Building energy consumption model for smart power grids.

* Analyzing weather data to visualize the track and intensity of hurricanes.