"Matrix -- The Mother of all Data Structures"

Cleve Moler (Chairman and Chief Scientist, The MathWorks, Inc.)

The nonmathematical uses of the word 'matrix' reflect its Latin origins in 'mater', or mother. In 13th century England, a matrix was a animal kept for breeding purposes. For MathWorks, the word has two meanings -- a representation of a linear mapping and the basis for all our existence. This talk will offer a sneak preview of new data structures under development for a future version of MATLAB.