Functions of MATLAB 

MATLAB is a little bit different compared to R and Python, as the code will be written first on the MATLAB interface and only then you pull the data in a Script_ function. One example of a MATLAB use case from the Tableau Online Help is the visualization of the shortest route (you can find it here: The following calculated field will call a script on the MATLAB server and only the fields from the Tableau Dashboard will be added as input variables, with TSP/GetLatLongVector being the script on the MATLAB server and AVG([Longitude]), AVG([Latitude]) being the fields from Tableau: 

SCRIPT_INT('TSP/GetLatLongVector', AVG([Longitude]), ...

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