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Ode to MatLab

In the introductory Mechanical Engineering class, ME 1, students have to grasp the rudiments of an engineering software known as MATLAB (short form for “matrix laboratory”).  While some might enjoy the coding (which at first is significantly easier than that of its Java counterpart), MATLAB is most certainly the bane of others’ existence. On that…