MATLAB Central Turns Fifteen

In 2016 we celebrated the 15 year anniversary of MATLAB Central. Since its beginning, millions of community members (that's you) have shared code, solved problems, and worked together to make this community the world's number one place for MATLAB and Simulink resources. Congratulations and thank you! We are delighted and humbled by all you have done.


Happy Birthday MATLAB Central!

MATLAB Central is the modern home of a robust and generous culture of MATLAB users that has existed for more than 30 years. In the fall of 2001, our job was to bring that MATLAB community into the web age.

MATLAB Central 15th Anniversary

A Wonderful Celebration!

To commemorate this anniversary, we created two MATLAB Central-themed games. We awarded prizes to top performers and randomly gave out prizes to qualified participants. We made the games even more exciting by basing our donations to the following three charities on your participation.

Based on your participation we raised $2,500 for each of the charities.

Total Donation to Charities


Scavenger Hunt

MATLAB Central Scavenger Hunt

Total finishers: 3497

The hunt is over! One hundred community members were randomly selected to receive a MathWorks hat or T-shirt.

Triathlon Race

MATLAB Central Triathlon

Total players: 1367

The Triathlon has ended. Thanks for competing in the 15-Year Anniversary Trathlon and congratulations to our winners!!

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