Cleve Moler

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Cleve Barry Moler is an American mathematician and computer programmer specializing in numerical analysis. In the mid to late 1970s, he was one of the authors of LINPACK and EISPACK, Fortran libraries for numerical computing. He invented MATLAB, a numerical computing package, to give his students at the University of New Mexico easy access to these libraries without writing Fortran. In 1984, he co-founded MathWorks with Jack Little to commercialize this program.[1]

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Cleve Barry Moler
Cleve Moler, chairman, and cofounder of MathWorks
Born (1939-08-17) August 17, 1939 (age 83)
Alma materCalifornia Institute of Technology
Stanford University
Known forMATLAB
AwardsComputer Pioneer Award (2012)
IEEE John von Neumann Medal (2014)
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics, Computer science
InstitutionsUniversity of Michigan
Stanford University
University of Waterloo[clarification needed]
University of New Mexico
ThesisFinite difference methods for the eigenvalues of Laplace's operator (1965)
Doctoral advisorGeorge Forsythe
Doctoral studentsJack Dongarra
Charles F. Van Loan