# 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]

American mathematician

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Cleve Barry Moler | |
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Born | (1939-08-17) August 17, 1939 (age 83) |

Alma mater | California Institute of Technology Stanford University |

Known for | MATLAB |

Awards | Computer Pioneer Award (2012) IEEE John von Neumann Medal (2014) |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics, Computer science |

Institutions | University of Michigan Stanford University University of Waterloo ^{[clarification needed]}University of New Mexico |

Thesis | Finite difference methods for the eigenvalues of Laplace's operator (1965) |

Doctoral advisor | George Forsythe |

Doctoral students | Jack Dongarra Charles F. Van Loan |