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A Case for Source-Level Transformations in MATLAB

Vijay Menon and Keshav Pingali, Cornell University


In this paper, we discuss various performance overheads in MATLAB codes and propose different program transformation strategies to overcome them. In particular, we demonstrate that high-level source-to-source transformations of MATLAB programs are effective in obtaining substantial performance gains regardless of whether programs are interpreted or later compiled into C or FORTRAN. We argue that automating such transformations provides a promising area of future research.
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