Model View Controller (MVC) is a compound pattern whose goal is to separate responsibilities into modular pieces that can be interchanged relatively easily. If you didn't need a user interface, all you'd have to worry about is the model. Why should you have to burden the model with user interface code? Obviously you shouldn't, thus the model view separation. Introduction of a controller loosens the coupling between the model and the view and, if done well, allows the behavior of the system to be modified by replacing the controller with a different one. After the jump, I'll show you how to apply the pattern to a traditional Matlab GUI.
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