MATLAB Programming/Advanced Topics/Object Oriented Programming
Object Oriented Programming[edit | edit source]
MATLAB as well as Octave have object oriented capabilities. Yet, technically it is not fully an object oriented language.
An Object Oriented Language(OOL) has three components: 1. Polymorphism 2. Inheritance 3. Encapsulation
Octave can be extended by adding new objects. Those objects can overload the operators like e.g. assignment, slicing, comparison.
While in MATLAB, this can be done with m-script, in Octave new objects are implemented as C++ classes. A simple example of how objects can be added to Octave can be found here.