Arduino and MatLab
Arduino has always been linked to some programming enviroments (like Processing, Pure Data, VVVV, Max/Msp to name some of them) but since it has fast become a quick & easy way to make your project get in touch with the physical world, many different solutions are there for people who is working with other, not-only-performative programs.
[Matlab] (high-level programming tool for technical and mathematial computation) has *probably* different ways to receive data from the Arduino. I found a well and detailed step-by-step guide with codes and pictures on this presentation from Giampiero Campa who lead the webinar “Learning Basic Mechatronics Concepts Using the Arduino Board and MATLAB“:
The webinar introduces the ArduinoIO package, which allows the user to perform Analog and Digital Input and Output, as well as to control DC, Servo and Stepper Motors interactively from the MATLAB command window, without having to write, debug, compile, upload and run C programs.
you can downlaod the Arduino package from here.