As far as I realized by reading this correspondence (still you have to convince me, IÃÂm not yet a MATLAB user), MATLAB for Windows has built-in DDE server (and client, too?) capabilities.
(1) Does the UNIX version have similar RPC (= Remote Procedure Call) built-in capabilities?
(I.e., that it can be used as a server in the background (accessible through the network), while another appropriate program(s) can be used as a suitable user-friendly application's front-end? This can be specially nice because it would not be limited to UNIX RPC clients only, WinSock + third party products enable RPC clients to be written and to communicate with the RPC server from Windows side, too.)
(2) Or (another scenario) is it possible to use MATLAB on UNIX or NT box somehow as a Web server (stand-alone or together with generic Web server deamon), so that INTRANET users can simultaneously run our own MATLAB application by using Netscape Navigator (sorry, I hate those 'explorers') as a front-end?
(It is understood that in this case a couple of HTML documents and CGI scripts would be required for smooth I/O formatting.)
(3) Then, if it really works (either of above), what about the number of licenses? Precisely, is ONE MATLAB server (i.e., one license) enough to serve a couple of RPC/WWW intranet clients simultaneously?
Thank you. All answers, suggestions, comments, ideas, experience... are welcome.