MATHEMATICS, SIMULATION AND MODELLING

Matlab/Simulink R2013b

10 September 2013

The MathWorks

MathWorks has introduced Release 2013b (R2013b) of its Matlab and Simulink product families. R2013b delivers new analysis, design, code generation and implementation and other features in Matlab and Simulink, two new Polyspace products, as well as updates to 79 other products.

Matlab features include data types for mixed-type tabular data, and ordered and unordered categorical data; linear mixed-effects regression models; mean-absolute deviation (MAD) portfolio optimisation; revamped Matlab compiler app and automatic download at install time of version-compatible Matlab Compiler Runtime; and GPU acceleration, working with PCT, for 22 additional functions, including bwmorph, edge, imresize, and medfilt2.

Simulink highlights include enhancements such as transparent subsystem preview, line crossings and ‘comment through’ blocks; block libraries for modelling thermal liquid systems; Arduino enhancements including support for Mac OS X, Arduino Ethernet Shield and Arduino Nano hardware; requirements linking and traceability for Matlab code; and native modelling of single-precision designs.

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