Cool Matlab discoveries!

I just discovered two very neat and useful Matlab functions on http://people.csail.mit.edu/jskelly/blog/

1) Matlab has the ability to take a symbolic expression and convert it to Latex. I find this especially useful when I solve a complex problems and the output has a lot of different braces, etc. Simply render the Latex output and see the output more "Mathematically".

2) Matlab also has hash tables similar to Perl!

EDU>> variable = containers.Map

variable = 

  containers.Map handle
  Package: containers

  Properties:
        Count: 0
      KeyType: 'char'
    ValueType: 'any'

  Methods, Events, Superclasses 

And adding values:
EDU>> variable('Peter') = 'Paul';
EDU>> variable

variable = 

  containers.Map handle
  Package: containers

  Properties:
        Count: 1
      KeyType: 'char'
    ValueType: 'any'

  Methods, Events, Superclasses


EDU>> variable('Peter')

ans =

Paul



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