On 17 March 2016, VORtech announced it has become a member of the MathWorks Connections Program with its software development and mathematical consulting services. Every year VORtech performs implementation and improvement projects for scientific models and computational applications in MATLAB®. VORtech consultants also frequently use MATLAB to do analyses for their mathematical consulting projects.
The MathWorks Connections Program is available to third-party organizations that develop and distribute complementary, commercially available products, training, and consulting based on MATLAB and Simulink®. These partner offerings address technical needs across a wide range of applications and industries worldwide with software and hardware products that extend the usage of MATLAB and Simulink.
“For us, MATLAB is the perfect framework for prototyping new models and for pre-and post-processing data and images”, says Mark Roest, VORtech Executive Director. “We have experience with MATLAB Compiler, MATLAB Distributed Computing Server and various toolboxes including Database Toolbox, and Parallel Computing Toolbox. We can integrate MATLAB with functions and libraries written in other languages such as C, C++, C#, R, Fortran, and Python®.”
For example, VORtech recently conducted a project for the PBL (Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency). The PBL developed a model to assess the effectivity of government climate policies and to identify the best policy. The optimization algorithm took a long time to evaluate, and often the resulting solution was not the most optimal. VORtech analyzed the model and we solved both issues by feeding the optimizer with a number of ‘pretty good’ guesses, which were generated by a quick-and-dirty pre-solver. Apart from the analysis of the algorithm, which was implemented in MATLAB, VORtech developed the pre-solver module, improved the solution algorithm and implemented a data exchange module for accessing Excel sheets.
To learn more about VORtech’s software engineering and consulting services with MATLAB, visit their Connections Program Webpage, or contact:
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