Electronic Proceedings of the Ninth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics

Reno, Nevada, November 7-10, 1996

Paper C006

Using Visual Basic to Create a Graphical User Interface for Matlab

Jeff Graham

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: (704) 227-7245

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A graphical user interface (GUI) makes a software application easier to learn which leaves more time for teaching mathematics. Developing a GUI for a Matlab application using Matlab commands is very cumbersome. Visual Basic makes creating a GUI simple and by using the dynamic data exchange we may easily connect to Matlab.

Keyword(s): computer algebra systems, software, programming, Matlab