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EDA Focus: Oct 2009

October 10, 2009
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The Mathworks, makers of Matlab engineering software recently announced the release of the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) Toolbox for MATLAB. This is the largest and most comprehensive single numerical toolkit that both complements and enhances MATLAB. At Mark 22, the NAG Toolbox for MATLAB contains a whopping 1,415 functions that provide solutions to a vast range of mathematical and statistical problems. The functionality contained within this toolbox gives, for the first time, a ‘one-stop’ solution to your numerical computational needs.

This one-stop solution for the telecommunications industry’s computing needs also allows telecom researchers and engineers to easily and confidently migrate prototype code developed in the MATLAB environment to final production code in advanced programming languages such as C or FORTRAN while still using the same robust algorithms. NAG is renowned for the quality of its documentation and example programs to assist users. In addition, this release of the NAG TOOLBOX FOR MATLAB includes more than a dozen quickly accessible MATLAB-based examples of advanced programming for optimization problems, simulations, time series analyses and other functions important to telecom systems design.

Commenting on the algorithmic quality in the NAG TOOLBOX FOR MATLAB, Dr. Ning Guo of the University of Warwick, UK (an institution with world-renowned Finance, Engineering among other departments) said, “I am especially impressed by the optimization algorithms provided. One improves my maximum likelihood estimates where sample size is small causing non-concentration likelihood. Ordinary algorithms perform poorly.”

David Cassell, Product Marketing Manager for the NAG organization comments, “Like all NAG products, the NAG TOOLBOX FOR MATLAB has been developed to help users safeguard and future proof their software investments. All the routines included in the NAG TOOLBOX FOR MATLAB were written by experts in their fields and rigorously tested for correctness, reliability and robustness. No other MATLAB toolbox can match the level of expert documentation included or the detailed example programs, - invaluable aids in selecting the right algorithm without wasting time.”

NAG TOOLBOX FOR MATLAB is available for both Linux and Microsoft Windows®. No-cost trial versions of NAG TOOLBOX FOR MATLAB can be requested at the following link

About NAG

The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG,, is an Oxford, UK headquartered not-for-profit numerical software development organization founded nearly four decades ago that collaborates with world-leading researchers and practitioners in academia and industry. With offices in Manchester, Chicago, Tokyo and Taipei, and a worldwide distributor network, NAG provides high-quality computational software and high performance computing services to tens of thousands of users, from Global 500 companies, major learning academies, the world’s leading supercomputing centers, numerous independent software vendors and many others.

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