The MathWorks Announces Worldwide Availability of MATLAB Student Version Release 13

12/12/2002 - Continuing its long-standing commitment to provide students with advanced technical computing tools, The MathWorks announced the worldwide availability of MATLAB Student Version Release 13. This release includes the latest updates to the company's flagship products MATLAB and Simulink for the Windows, Linux and Mac OS X platforms. The MathWorks is the leader in educating tomorrow's scientists and engineers. More than 250,000 students, researchers, and instructors at 3,500 universities and colleges worldwide are using MATLAB and Simulink for technical computation, visualization, programming, modeling, and simulation.

"MATLAB Student Version is an increasingly valuable tool to help students master key concepts in mathematics, science, and engineering," said Gilbert Strang, professor of mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Synchronizing the latest professional version of MATLAB with Macintosh and Linux will be useful to professors and students worldwide."

MATLAB Student Version is a complete software package that includes MATLAB 6.5, Simulink 5, and the Symbolic Math Toolbox. With MATLAB 6.5, students can take advantage of MATLAB's new JIT acceleration technology that speeds complex engineering and scientific applications, in some cases, hundreds of times faster than in previous versions. Simulink 5 provides access to multi-domain capabilities for modeling, simulating, and analyzing mechanical, electrical power, and wireless systems. A number of application-specific companion products are also available for students.

"The MathWorks has deep roots in the academic community; in fact educators were the first to recognize the potential of MATLAB," said Cleve Moler, chief scientist and co-founder of The MathWorks. Moler also noted that the company's renewed support of the Mac and worldwide availability under Linux provides students with a full-range of platform options for college-level scientific and engineering studies.

About The New Education Web Site
In addition to the release of MATLAB Student Version, The MathWorks will provide the global academic community a wealth of resources with the recent launch of the Education Web Site (www.mathworks/education). The Student Center offers students step-by-step tutorials that outline how to get started using MATLAB and Simulink, links to global job opportunities that require MATLAB skills, and information on companion software. The Faculty Center, a resource for educators, provides links to MATLAB-based course materials and recommended product groups, as well as listings of the more than 500 MATLAB-based textbooks currently in print.

Pricing and Availability
MATLAB Student Version is available immediately at a discounted student price of $99 in the U.S. and Canada, and can be purchased at The MathWorks Store at www.mathworks/store. For pricing outside the U.S. and Canada, please contact your local representative. To qualify for purchase, students must be enrolled at a degree-granting institution and have a valid student ID. See the MATLAB Student Version product page for more details at

About The MathWorks
The MathWorks is the world's leading developer of technical computing software for engineers and scientists in industry, government, and education. With an extensive product set based on MATLAB and Simulink, The MathWorks provides software and services to solve challenging problems and accelerate innovation in automotive, aerospace, communications, financial services, biotechnology, electronics, instrumentation, process, and other industries. The MathWorks was founded in 1984 and employs more than 1000 people worldwide, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts. For additional information, visit

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