Thought this was cool: What are some amazing things that can be done with MATLAB?
Using MATLAB Coder to do your C++ homework:
MATLAB Coder™ generates standalone C and C++ code from MATLAB® code. The generated source code is portable and readable.
I once TA’ed a course that students had to do their code in C++ or Java. One of the students delivered his project in Matlab. I emailed him that Matlab is not acceptable, and he sent me the C++ code generated by Matlab Coder.
from Franck Dernoncourt on Quora: http://www.quora.com/MATLAB/What-are-some-amazing-things-that-can-be-done-with-MATLAB/answer/Behzad-Nouri