MATLAB poems -- let's hear 'em!

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Matt Tearle
Matt Tearle on 2 Sep 2016
Edited: Stephen23 on 6 Mar 2023
Inspired by Chad Greene's " MATLAB jokes or puns " thread, and in celebration of 15 years of the MathWorks Community site, does anyone out there want to share their poetic creativity? Limericks, haiku, sonnets... Go!
And to start off, my (slightly off-topic) submission on Chad's thread:
There was an old math guy called Cleve
who, while teaching, a pipe-dream conceived:
of a language so clean
you can say what you mean!
From our suffering we've all been relieved.

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Stephen23 on 2 Sep 2016
Edited: Stephen23 on 2 Sep 2016
Not quite a poem... With my apologies to the great bard, from "Antony and Cleopatra":
  • LEPIDUS: What manner o' thing is your matrix?
  • MARK ANTONY: It is shaped, sir, like itself, and it is as broad as it hath breadth. It is just so high as it is, and moves with its own values. It lives by that which index into it, and the elements once out of it, it transposes.
  • LEPIDUS: What class is it of?
  • MARK ANTONY: Of its own class too.
  • LEPIDUS: 'Tis a strange array.
  • MARK ANTONY 'Tis so. And the dimensions of it being concatenated are not consistent!

Star Strider
Star Strider on 2 Sep 2016
I’ll link to the one I submitted to Chad’s post — i,j.
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Adam on 2 Sep 2016
I'd repost here if I were you. That thread seems to be getting so spammed with posts over the last few days it is becoming very unresponsive!

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Stephen23 on 6 Mar 2023
Edited: Stephen23 on 6 Mar 2023
In MATLAB we write lines of code
For solving problems, it's our abode
With matrices and arrays
We handle huge data trays
And find insights in a single ODE


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