Symbolic Math Toolbox™ uses the MuPAD® language as part of its underlying computational engine. The language has an extensive set of functions that are optimized for creating and operating on symbolic math expressions.
Prior to the R2016a release of MATLAB® (March 2016), the MuPAD Notebook was the primary interface for performing and documenting symbolic math calculations. Starting in R2016a, the recommended approach is to use the MATLAB Live Editor.
Getting Started with the MATLAB Live Editor
The MATLAB Live Editor is an interactive way to create, edit, and run MATLAB code. In a single environment your symbolic math computations are displayed in mathematical typeset, along with formatted text, multilingual text, equations, images, and hyperlinks. You can share live scripts with others to accelerate exploratory analysis, create interactive narratives, and teach with interactive documents.
Converting MuPAD Notebooks to MATLAB Live Scripts
The MuPAD Notebook and Resources
Alternatively you can still use the MuPAD language directly in the MuPAD Notebook. You can launch the MuPAD Notebook using the MATLAB function