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A programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numerical computation.


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Great software, steep learning curve

Nov 20, 2017
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Pros: Extraordinary measure of highlights and capacities, incredible for doing a wide range of math. Be that as it may, the documentation is really poor. The greater part of the documentation resembles a word reference definition, with couple of cases on the best way to really utilize/execute a capacity. I have invested a ton of energy looking for cases of capacity utilization and also making inquiries on their discussions. It'd spare novices a ton of time if Math-works put somewhat more time in delivering nice documentation.

Cons: One of the main problems I had with this software is debugging a problematic code. I always found it difficult to understand what the error actually meant and usually had me needing to make a google search, an noneffective use of my time. I feel like if they errors were more helpful and clear then I would be able to become much more effective at using this program.

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Powerful math tool, but expensive

Nov 16, 2017
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Pros: MATLAB is a very powerful tool for quick data analysis. The documentations are excellent, thorough and straightforward. In terms of syntax, MATLAB is easy to learn even if you have no programming knowledge. On the other hand, MATLAB can be used in conjunction with Java to make the tool even more dynamic and powerful (look up Matlab Undocumented blog).

Overall, I really like matlab for its ease of use and powerful computational capability.

Cons: Many essential features can only be accessed after you've purchased the right toolboxes, and each toolboxes can be very expensive when purchased under commercial licence. I'd highly recommend File Exchange to see if a user-made toolbox can fill your needs. Error messages can sometimes be unclear and there is no night mode.

Overall: Powerful computation capability: can handle large dataset
Robust tool-building functionality (when used with Java)

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I have used it throughout my college career and I can see it being implemented in my future job.

Nov 15, 2017
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Pros: I love how it makes very complex mathematical processes as easy as plugging it into a function. It is very easy to use after you learn the syntax and there are many resources to continue learning through the language.

Cons: Small typos can have very bad results in your code. I wish it was a little smarter and it could detect small errors. Although there are a lot of resources, they can sometimes be hard to implement

Best item in my engineering toolbelt

Nov 10, 2017
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Pros: I absolutely love how well developed Matlab is. Every time I find myself needing to do some kind of analysis or perform an operation, I find out that Matlab has already developed a function or feature for doing so. It literally never ceases to amaze me.

Cons: I don't like that half the time I find I need a new feature I realize that it's going to cost me another arm or leg. It's definitely premium software, and I appreciate that they don't force me to pay for features I don't intend to use, but the cost is still high anytime you need to add anything.

Matlab makes it easy!

Oct 10, 2017
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Pros: The software is pretty standard. There is a lot of functionality though with what it can do. I don't use it frequently, but the online tutorials are really helpful when trying to remember how to code what you want. I don't know of another software that it competes with directly. It does so much with a fairly simple interface. As someone who doesn't code all that often, it makes it easy to remember what you need to do if you make a syntax mistake.

Cons: I don't think that the help button within the software is all that useful. I always end up searching for my issues on the internet and come back to their tutorials.

Really great. I love the program!!!

Oct 07, 2017
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Pros: I like it's capability for matrix calculation. Also, I really like the online access feature, so that Matlab can be used on a mobile/portable platform.

Cons: It's a pretty bulky, system heavy program, but I feel like the company has address that well by providing cloud access.

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The Bible for modelling

Oct 06, 2017
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Pros: One of the most popular software package. It opens a lot of doors in the modelling world. Has a very wide range of problem types it can handle.

Cons: The interface looks the same for so many years and started getting boring. Hard to integrate with newer softwares

Overall: It helped me handle my masters thesis and get my first job as data analyst.

Powerful, easy, and fast. This was my first coding language. Still love it.

Oct 06, 2017
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Pros: I most loved the support offered both by the company itself and by the online community. Tons of people use this software - you can easily find example code to incorporate into your project.

Cons: The price is prohibitive unless you work for a company that can afford it. This is why I learned Python in parallel.

Overall: I used it in my graduate research both as a master's and phd student in mechanical engineering. I used it often for numerical analysis.

My first wonder into the world of programming, very simplistic but effective for modelling.

Oct 03, 2017
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Pros: It is very forgiving, the help center in the app itself gives you a chance to search any function you want to use. Used it most recently to model heat transfer for a thermal solar powered cooker which required a lot of iteration and despite what I was warned it did well.

Cons: I have found with 3-D modelling it does take a long amount of time.

Overall: Physical modelling made easy with nothing but a few fundamental equations needed

The most versatile software I have ever used.

Sep 22, 2017
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Pros: Used for everything. From electrical simulation to deep learning, it is quite ubiquitous. Also comparatively easy to learn from many tutorials.

Cons: Hard to integrate with existing systems. Lack of support for enterprise integration. Also, deployment to production is quite lacklustre.

Great image analysis and automation toolboxes, easy to learn programming language

Sep 18, 2017
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Pros: The syntax for programming in Matlab is really easy to pickup if you have previous programming experience. There's also a huge community of users that offer open source Matlab codes for you to use.

Cons: It's popular in engineering but not elsewhere, non-engineering folks tend to not have access to Matlab, making it tough to share resources at times.

Overall: From image analysis to programming user interfaces, it's a pretty straight forward yet powerful software for engineering use.

I hate it, but i love it. One of the most useful tools for an engineer

Sep 18, 2017
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Pros: The features that it offers are out of this world, from advanced algebras to geometry to system modeling, it offers a complete set of features for any kind of engineering job. It allows complete customization over it's features and never let's you down.

Cons: The sheer number of things it can do is the biggest drawback as it increases the learning curve. It is sometimes unstable, which is not desired in engineering work. Also the pricing model is very complicated.

Overall: This was the main tool as an systems engineering student and it is the main tool as a systems engineer now. It increases productivity and helps me do my job.

Universal program for scripting and data analysis

Sep 15, 2017
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Pros: Simple and easy to use program for scripting, data analysis, and simulation. Internal debugger works well and it's very convenient that there is no need to compile programs, install additional libraries, or even define what variable type is required. System interprets most basic things so you can quickly accomplish your tasks.

Cons: Many features seem to be buried in additional toolboxes, which means the total package can become relatively expensive.

Ability to save your path preferences requires administrator access.

Incredibly powerful. Good online documentation.

Sep 15, 2017
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Pros: Matlab is an incredibly powerful program with an incredibly wide range of tools. I'm continually surprised when faced with a difficult challenge that Matlab already has a solution.

Cons: Paying for added functionality. It adds up fast. Though, from my experience, several of the added programs have been incredibly useful (Especially Simulink and Stateflow)

Excellent tool for engineering students in school

Sep 15, 2017
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Pros: Matlab is incredibly feature dense, with a lot of forums and help documents to figure out all of said features. I mostly used it for graphing data and some simulation and optimization, and it's relatively easy to organize and implement code within the software. Though I didn't go deep at all into the simulink packages, I know my coworkers use them extensively, and they make things very easy to visualize.

Cons: Sometimes runs a little slow, but that's generally when running intensive code; for simple tasks, it's plenty fast. It can be expensive from what I understand for the full license and all the packages, but as a student, I was given the software for free by my school.

Overall: It was a vital tool in a lot of my engineering classes and the learning curve wasn't too steep. It was widely used, and thus easy to collaborate with.

I mostly use Matlab to run simulink within it. I was new to Matlab about 6 months ago.

Sep 08, 2017
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Pros: What i like most about it is that it is so powerful. There are so many ways to do different things. Specifically for me, I like the simulink and state-flow functionality. I have very limited programming experience, but I was able to pick up the visual programming fairly quickly and am now doing fairly advanced control systems. The other great thing about simulink is that we can develop on one platform and then export C code to anything embedded later.

Cons: Because the software is so powerful, it can be a bit overwhelming and complicated to start. Not sure how you get around this, but it does take some time to learn.

Overall: We can move very easily from different hardware platforms and I love the visual programming interface.

I started using this software during school and continue to use it to do small calculations at work

Sep 06, 2017
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Pros: Once you start learning how to use it is very powerful and reliable for long and difficult calculations in engineering.

Cons: steep learning curve to really getting all available functionality and use out of it. But once you learn it is great.

Matlab was a great program to help analyze engineering problems as a student

Sep 06, 2017
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Pros: Matlab has so many built-in formulas to make things easier. Creating tables and charts is extremely simple once you understand the syntax. It can also be called from FORTRAN code to create graphs of data.

Cons: It can be a very daunting task to learn the syntax needed to accomplish even simple tasks. There are so many features that it can be difficult to find the ones you need

Overall: Very powerful resource for computation and visualization of data.

I use Matlab for all of my mathematical modeling and design optimization needs.

Sep 05, 2017
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Pros: It's extremely versatile and easy to use to model a wide variety of different scenarios. Typically I use it to model different design trade offs and complex control algorithm concepts. The plotting tools help me to quickly analyze a wide variety of scenarios.

Cons: In some of the expansion packs (simscape), I would like to see more of the background code which would help tremendously with debugging. It can also be a bit of a crutch since it it so easy to use - prevents me from developing robust programming skills in other languages.

Overall: Easy ability to analyze lots of different complex scenarios, starting with base principles and often discovering unintuitive results.

Powerful software, need to purchase add-ons for best capability

Aug 09, 2017
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Pros: I have found MATLAB to be a very flexible program, which I use in a commercial environment to build mathematical models that approximate my test setups. It has good documentation, with a large and active community. For most issues there is a relevant example somewhere online.

Cons: Several times I have wanted to use a particular feature that is only available in specific additional packages. These cost more, though they are definitely worth it if you plan to use it often enough. If you have the foundational knowledge, you can write a custom function to do your task as well.

Overall: My tasks are easier and more efficient.

A great software for engineering students!!

Aug 08, 2017
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Pros: What I like the most about Matlab is that I can represent any function and see it as a graphic. It's very easy to use and the language is understandable for everyone and after learning a bit more about it you can create your own functions.

Cons: It's a very heavy software for my computer (a little outdated) it takes a long time to open and sometimes it freezes the entire computer to the point that I have to reset it. Other than that, it is a pretty good software, I would definitely recommend it to every engineering student

Overall: I can code my functions easier, I can store them in folders for a later use and it allows me to see graphically what my function is doing, even in different coordinates.

Great software for learning and create proyects.

Aug 08, 2017
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Pros: Which make it great, is that is widely used and you can find a lot of help on internet, and also, the intefaz, make it easy to use.

Cons: Maybe, is a little bit expensive for students o people who want to run their own projects. And also, is quite difficult to build an interface for a program in a easy way.

Overall: When I was a student, I was able to learn a lot of things about maths, which with other softwares, would it be a little bit difficult and now, I can run my own personal projects.

Used some years ago during the university for the implementation of statistical analysis

Jul 19, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Powerful and solid tool for the implementation of statistical and mathematical analysis
Useful predefined scripts and other resources for final users
Great for complex math models and equations

Cons: At a firs approach, it could be quite complicated for the final user not familiar with programming code

A great tool for statistical analysis

Jul 18, 2017
4/5
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Pros: You do not need to be a statistician to be able to use this. The data output is very good and intuitive

Cons: It takes some effort to download data from Bloomberg or other commercial data vendors. It is difficult to use the output in presentations; not the easiest to download to Word

Overall: Greatly refined our ability to manage portfolios

I have been using this software for past 8 years and I feel that this is the best software to use

Jul 14, 2017
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Pros: I solved the time variant ODE by using this software and which gives me the accurate results . Overally this software is easy to use as compared to FORTAN, C and C++ . The standard help menu provides the less learning curve vs productivity.

Cons: Need to upgrade more in symbolic tool box also so that it can be effectively utilized in industry. Sometimes it doesn't direct to the particular help topic that is needed.

Overall: solving the theoretical problems

Matlab provides a powerful computational tool, but is minimally user-friendly.

Jun 27, 2017
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Pros: It's computational powerful and limitless in its potential to analyze and structure large data, with a highly flexible language and many plugins.

Cons: It is extremely difficult to teach to others due irregularities in its language, a completely non-intuitive interface and memory storage.

Expensive, bad sales support but essential for some computational tasks

Jun 09, 2017
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Pros: It's widely used in some areas like forecasting. And there really isn't an alternative for MATLAB when running some specific models like DSGE.

Cons: The price tag is quite significant while it's really hard to get someone on the line to work through your specific needs.

Overall: Legitimacy when forecasting

Use MATLAB for academic purposes

May 16, 2017
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Pros: The software has a variety of toolboxes, which can be used for various purposes. I have been heavily using the optimization toolboxes.

Overly complicated

Apr 21, 2017
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Pros: It has very advanced features

Cons: Hard

Overall: Matlab is very hard to figure out. It's not quite use friendly for the less technologically inclinated nerd out there.

All the tools you need

Apr 06, 2017
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Comments: MATLAB allows engineers and designers to compute results to the most complex equations. This powerful tool can be used daily and allows me to easily get results, time after time.

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Apr 06, 2017
3/5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Comments: Overall MATLAB was very easy to use. The computer software, was user friendly. I used this software both in college and in my career. As a young student having very little background to coding I found that it was easy to interface with.

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Apr 05, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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Comments: Its flexible, this software design allows you to do everything. I would recommend this software to other people

a good foundation for visualizing Linear Algebra.

Apr 03, 2017
5/5
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Comments: Matlab gave me quite the kick you need as an undergraduate student to visualize multivariate equations beyond a cartesian plane of xy coordinates.#mexicanhat

Matlab is an engineers best friend

Feb 28, 2017
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Pros: Makes like waaaaaay easier for engineers. Learn to love it.

Cons: It can be difficult to learn. Keep at it and it is very worth it.

Overall: Matlab has made my life as an engineering student infinitely easier. Writing codes in matlab to replace old excel sheets makes for a much more versatile code that is much easier to manipulate in the long run. The code is easily visible and the graphing functions produce clean and easy to read charts.

The Stimulink pack has been very valuable resource and drives all of the controllers that we have used so far in a relatively easy to use block system.

Recommendations to other buyers: Use Google! The online catalogue has a ton of tips

It can literally do any analysis for you

Feb 02, 2017
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Comments: I have used this software in my engineering classes and a bit of work as well. It's been mostly user-friendly but it does sometimes require some advanced knowledge to do some complex functions. I think they can probably make it more GUI-based to ease people use it without having complex knowledge for it.

A powerful piece of software with a reasonable learning curve

Jan 12, 2017
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Comments: MATLAB offers a downright overwhelming array of features that make a wide array of data analysis, manipulation, and computation methods incredibly easy. The learning curve can be a bit intimidating at first, though a bit less so than competitor Mathematica. There's a fairly heavy focus on data manipulation vs symbolic math; both can be done, but the data-oriented side of it is more accessible. Overall, a pretty indispensable tool for those in science/engineering fields.

more and more functions in matlab

Jan 12, 2017
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Comments: Matlab is emerging great tool day by day as it is now allowing more functions(fx). Providing micro bit insertions making matlab wider choice in any domain.

Scientific software for calculation, visualisation and application development

Dec 15, 2016
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Pros: A Large variety of mathematical functions.

Cons: Time needed for optimization.

Overall: MATLAB complements the symbolic computation systems at our university. Useful for a range of matrix computations by staff and students of all levels. I have only recently familiarized myself the basic functions of the software and would recommend 'Onramp' basic training and the range of MATLAB Academy training to new users. Overall the program offers extensive mathematical functions for linear algebra, statistics, Fourier analysis, filtering optimization, numerical integration, and solving ordinary differential equations.

Recommendations to other buyers: Follow training modules and work through examples.

Versatile program

Dec 08, 2016
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Pros: The best thing about Matlab is that the documentation is very comprehensive and searchable. It also makes some calculations that I need to do or graphs I need to generate a lot faster than other means.

Cons: It's expensive and sometimes it crashes (which is usually my fault for running an infinite loop or something)

Overall: I think Matlab is a great program because it is relatively accessible and powerful enough to do everything I need to do. The documentation for Matlab is easy to navigate and very comprehensive- I have never had trouble understanding how to use a function once I have looked it up. I'm not very advanced in my programming skills but Matlab is easy enough to understand and use that for most things I want to do I don't need to be. Matlab is kind of expensive, but it is pretty nice.

Recommendations to other buyers: Not really, Matlab is pretty well developed and as flexible as I need it to be

Computer Engineering Student

Dec 08, 2016
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Pros: - Relatively easy to use
- It is a good option when a software model of an algorithm/system needs to be developed quickly.
- Has a useful collection of specialized tools (e.g. filter design)

Cons: - Cost of license (Octave has many of the same features, and it is free.)

Overall: I have used MATLAB for numerous college projects as well as some modeling work on internships. The language is relatively easy to pick up, and the online documentation is excellent. The cost of licenses can be a deterrent for students, however, especially when Octave, a similar software application, is available for free.

Recommendations to other buyers: None

Can't do it by hand, or by Wolfram Alpha? Do it with MATLAB then.

Dec 07, 2016
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3 / 5
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Comments: You probably need to be an engineer/mathematician/person required to take MATLAB to school first and get the right training but otherwise, MATLAB can really cut down on automated calculations and solve things like partial differential equations super easily.

A powerful tool

Dec 06, 2016
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Comments: MATLAB is the best in his category for computing matrix calculations. Its very easy to use with a decent interface and great customer support. It somehow lacks in loops where is very slow but for vector programming its a beast.

Great for Student Projects

Dec 06, 2016
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Comments: I use MATLAB extremely often for my engineering classes and I actually really like it. It was one of the first programming languages I learned and to this day I still find it the easiest. There are so many different projects that you can do with it and it's very easy to find references and help online.

great product, sharp learning curve for people who don't know programming languages

Dec 05, 2016
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Pros: powerful program that lets you model complex equations.

Cons: sharp learning curve for those who are not familiar with coding

Overall: Matlab is very powerful software great for complex math models and equations. I do not do computer programming or coding, but as I understand some of the commands are set up in a similar way to the way they are in programming. At first I found it difficult to learn because of that, colleagues who are coders seemed to find it as second nature. If you need to model 3d plots, or plug in values for differential equations, this is your program

A must have for any computation based research but difficult to navigate

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Comments: MATLAB offers a great deal of toolkits, scripts and support resources for any type of user. I use MATLAB to do a variety of signal processing, image analysis and plotting. MATLAB is capable of so much and offers all the resources someone would need to use all of its capabilities. There is a learning curve for using MATLAB so if you are not familiar with programming best practices, it may be difficult to get started. However, once acquainted with MATLAB, it becomes a powerful tool for doing scientific and mathematical analysis.