On the 17th of September 2020, MATLAB R2020b was released. There are countless new features and 5 new products from MathWorks:

This article will go over VersionBay’s favorite features in MATLAB and Simulink.

To make this entry as useful as possible VersionBay nominated 4 features for each of the following groups of MATLAB users: Newbies, Casual Users, Proficient Users and Developers.

  • Newbies: people who are just starting to use MATLAB.
  • Casual Users: they use MATLAB every now and again.
  • Proficient Users: people who use MATLAB on a regular basis, e.g. at least 3 times per week.
  • Developers: they use MATLAB to develop tools on top of MATLAB to make the organization/community more productive.

Top features for Newbies

Top features for Casual Users

  • There are several new Live Tasks:
    • Add web camera image interactively
    • Optimize helps solve optimization problems interactively
    • Clean Outlier Data in an interactive way
  • readstruct and writestruct to read and write data stored in XML
  • Customize formatting when writing data to spreadsheet files with PreserveFormat and AutoFitWidth

Top features for Proficient Users

  • pattern and extract are a neat alternative to regular expressions
  • Export all of the live scripts and live functions in a folder to a standard format
  • groupsummary  now accepts anonymous functions
  • uitable adjusts automatically column width based on data

Top features for Developers

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