Why is MATLAB officially written with capitalized letters?

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Martin
Martin on 19 Sep 2017
Commented: André Pedersen on 5 Jan 2019
The name is short for "Matrix Laboratory", and I therefore find "MatLab" to be the logical choice of capitalizing.

Answers (5)

Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 19 Sep 2017
Edited: Walter Roberson on 19 Sep 2017
MATLAB was styled on FORTRAN in the late 1970s. FORTRAN was not renamed to Fortran until 1990.

Cedric Wannaz
Cedric Wannaz on 19 Sep 2017
Edited: Cedric Wannaz on 19 Sep 2017
I usually write it MATLAb for teasing people with OCD .. and I invariably end up correcting it frantically a few minutes later so I can restart breathing .. as the World is finally stable again, ordered, and parallel like my pencils ...

Christoph F.
Christoph F. on 19 Sep 2017
Edited: Christoph F. on 19 Sep 2017
Because it's a trademark (and hence should be recognizable)?

Stephen
Stephen on 19 Sep 2017
Edited: Stephen on 19 Sep 2017
Because it is such a capital product.

Jan
Jan on 19 Sep 2017
Edited: Jan on 19 Sep 2017
It is simply a question of taste. The MathWorks decided to print it in capitals.
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