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Awesome MATLAB


A curated list of awesome MATLAB toolboxes, applications, software and resources. Inspired by awesome-R.

3rd Party Commercial Toolboxes

High quality commercial toolboxes from organisations other than Mathworks

  • Multiprecision Toolbox for MATLAB - The Multiprecision Computing Toolbox is the MATLAB extension for computing with arbitrary precision. The toolbox equips MATLAB with a new multiple precision floating-point numeric type and extensive set of mathematical functions that are capable of computing with arbitrary precision.
  • NAG Toolbox for MATLAB - Over 1700 functions across numerous areas of numerical mathematics. Developed by The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG).


Fun projects that make you say 'Cool!'

  • Engima - MATLAB version of the Enigma machine

Database Management

Toolboxes for managing data


Fully playable games developed in MATLAB.

  • 2048 - 2048 is a game originally created by Gabriele Cirulli. This is a MATLAB implementation of the game.
  • Flappy bird - As one of the most popular games on app stores before being taken down, Flappy Bird does not need any further introduction. Now, it has come back alive, on MATLAB.


Image Processing and Computer Vision

  • Computer Vision System Toolbox - The official computer vision toolbox from Mathworks.
  • Image Processing Toolbox - The official Image Processing Toolbox from Mathworks
  • MatConvNet - MatConvNet is a free MATLAB toolbox implementing Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) for computer vision applications. It is simple, efficient, and can run and learn state-of-the-art CNNs. Many pre-trained CNNs for image classification, segmentation, face recognition, and text detection are available.
  • Piotr's Image and Video Toolbox - This free toolbox is meant to facilitate the manipulation of images and video in Matlab. Its purpose is to complement, not replace, Matlab's Image Processing Toolbox, and in fact it requires that the Matlab Image Toolbox be installed.
  • VLFeat - The VLFeat free and open source library implements popular computer vision algorithms specializing in image understanding and local features extraction and matching.It is written in C for efficiency and compatibility, with interfaces in MATLAB for ease of use, and detailed documentation throughout.

Interfacing with other languages

  • C/C++ mex routines - C/C++ MEX file lets you call C/C++ functions from within MATLAB.
  • Fortran mex routines - Fortran mex routines allow you to call Fortran code from within MATLAB.
  • MATLAB Engine for Python - The MATLAB Engine for Python provides a Python package named matlab that enables you to call MATLAB functions from Python.
  • Python - How to call Python functions from within MATLAB.

Learning MATLAB

Making Figures

Third-party tools to produce publication quality figures.

  • export_fig - produces better vector/bitmap graphics than standalone MATLAB®.
  • matlab2tikz - exports MATLAB® figures to TikZ code for seamless inclusion in LaTeX documents.
  • plot2svg - exports MATLAB® figures to Scalable Vector Graphics format. This is particularly useful in older MATLAB® versions that don't support print -dsvg.
  • Plotly MATLAB Library - exports MATLAB® figures to the online plotting service plot.ly.
  • saveFigure - exports MATLAB® figures to PDF, SVG, EPS and PNG with improved support for transparancy.

MATLAB-like environments

  • GNU Octave - GNU Octave is a high-level interpreted language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It can run many MATLAB programs unmodified.
  • Scilab - Scilab is free and open source software for numerical computation providing a powerful computing environment for engineering and scientific applications.
  • FreeMat - FreeMat is an open source MATLAB interpreter for a subset of the MATLAB language.
  • MathScript - MathScript is an interpreter for MATLAB® code for the LabView programming language.

Miscellaneous Free Toolboxes

High quality free toolboxes in subject areas that don't yet have their own section

  • Chebfun - Chebfun is an open-source package for computing with functions to about 15-digit accuracy.
  • IFISS - IFISS is a graphical package for the interactive numerical study of incompressible flow problems which can be run under Matlab or Octave.
  • Wavelab - WaveLab is a collection of Matlab functions that have been used by the authors and collaborators to implement a variety of algorithms related to wavelet analysis.
  • emgr - Empirical gramian framework for model reduction and system identification.
  • yael - Yael is a library implementing computationally intensive functions used in large scale image retrieval, such as neighbor search, clustering and inverted files


Where to discover new MATLAB resources.


  • MATLAB File Exchange - File Exchange lets you find and share custom applications, classes, code examples, drivers, functions, Simulink models, scripts, and videos
  • MATLAB on Stack Overflow - Stack Overflow is a community of 4.7 million programmers, just like you, helping each other
  • Cody - A website with programming challenges that consist of writing MATLAB® code. A fun way to improve your skills.
  • ThingSpeak - An internet of things (IoT) platform that allows to collect, analyze and act upon various data sources. You can enter your own MATLAB® code to process and plot your data.



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A curated list of awesome MATLAB toolboxes, applications, software and resources.