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MATLAB

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Q. What type of pricing plans does MATLAB offer?

MATLAB has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $203.63/year
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available

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Q. Who are the typical users of MATLAB?

MATLAB has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does MATLAB support?

MATLAB supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does MATLAB offer an API?

No, MATLAB does not have an API available.


Q. What other apps does MATLAB integrate with?

MATLAB integrates with the following applications:
ThingSpeak, Innoslate, Valispace, MongoDB, Vertica, OnScale Solve, COMSOL Multiphysics, Tableau, Spotfire, Azure Cosmos DB, EASA, Microsoft Power BI, Neo4j Graph Database, codebeamer


Q. What level of support does MATLAB offer?

MATLAB offers the following support options:
Chat

MATLAB product overview

Price starts from

203.63

Per year

Flat Rate

What is MATLAB?

MATLAB is a programming and numeric computing platform, which enables businesses and educational institutions to create models, develop algorithms, analyze data sets, and more. Professionals can use the live editor to create scripts and enhance code with hyperlinks, images, and headings.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Chat

Training options

Documentation
Live Online
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Value for money

4.2

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2K

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203.63

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MATLAB features

Functionality

4.6

/5

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Total features

29

6 categories

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Data Visualization
Reporting/Analytics
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Reporting & Statistics
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3D Imaging
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MATLAB users reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

/5

2K

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
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  • Likelihood to recommend8.48/10
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Pros
It has a huge built-in library for functions and tools, so it is simple to utilize Matlab when used properly. More importantly, it has a great GUI tool that can make great applications with ease.
MATLAB is super great as it is so intuitive to use. Literally used it in so many of my courses like Orbital Mechanics and Compressible flow.
MATLAB is great for quick prototyping and data analysis. It is easy to learn and has great online support and help documentation.
Cons
The main downside is that MATLAB needs to make their GUI more minimalist, it's 2020 already. The other thing that I miss is an option to add semicolon automatically after every line.
Matlab is not easily translatable to learning other languages, and it is often the poorer choice when compared to other languages if matrix manipulation is not the goal.
Sometimes new versions of MATLAB will cause previous code to no longer work, which can be very frustrating.
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Katherine M.

Associate Professor

Higher Education, 201-500 employees

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Good mathematical software

Reviewed a year ago

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Tigran K.

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Real Estate, self-employed

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Heavyweight in the field of technical modeling

Reviewed 3 years ago

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Chiranjib S.

Telecommunications, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Essential for Engineers

Reviewed 5 years ago

I started with matlab from my undergrad days and still use it on daily basis for simulations and numerical analysis in my research work. Many industries (like the cellular network industry) heavily rely on Matlab for system level simulations. In my opinion, translating a pseudo code of any given algorithm to a working program is very easy in Matlab.

Pros

Matlab is an essential scientific computing environment. It is a must have for all students studying science and engineering. The pros are-- 1. Easy manipulation of matrices. This is actually the main power of matlab. 2. Very intuitive way of writing program with no hassle of bookkeeping about data types, memory management, variable declarations etc which are essential for other programming languages. 3. Debugging tool is very easy to use. 4. One best feature is the GUI window for managing figures. A user can switch between the gui and the underlying code for generating any figures. This unique feature is absent in many of the advanced programming languages (like python or R, at least in the basic setup!)

Cons

The main problem is that it is not free. While the other open source languages have caught up Matlab in terms of ease of usage and availability of packages, Matlab is suffering due to its proprietary nature. A standard distribution of Matlab comes with a set of packages. For the other packages, one has to pay Mathworks for getting access. On the other hand, in Python or R, there are multiple packages available online and everything is free to use. After the recent boom in AI and machine learning, almost everyone has shifted to python to use the popular open source libraries released by several sources. Matlab being a proprietary software is failing to catch up to this fast evolving open source world!

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Andualem W.

Biotechnology, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A Powerful and Versatile Numerical Computing Software

Reviewed a year ago

As a user, I have found MATLAB to be an excellent tool for performing complex numerical computations and data analysis tasks. Its built-in functions and libraries make it easy to manipulate and visualize data, and the interface is user-friendly and intuitive. However, I did find the learning curve to be steep, and it took some time to get used to the syntax and programming concepts.

Pros

1.MATLAB is a powerful and versatile numerical computing software that allows you to perform a wide range of mathematical operations.2.It has a user-friendly interface and provides easy-to-use functions for data analysis, visualization, and modeling.3.MATLAB has an extensive library of pre-built functions that can save you a lot of time and effort in writing complex algorithms.4.It supports various programming languages such as C++, Java, and Python, making it easy to integrate with other software tools.5.MATLAB has excellent support for parallel computing, which can significantly speed up large-scale computations.

Cons

1.MATLAB can be quite expensive, especially for individual users and small businesses.2.It can be challenging to learn MATLAB programming, especially if you're not familiar with programming concepts and syntax.3.MATLAB can be resource-intensive and requires a powerful computer to run efficiently.4.It is a proprietary software, which means that you are limited to the features and updates provided by the MATLAB company.5.Some users complain that MATLAB is slow compared to other programming languages, such as Python.

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Matthew C.

Environmental Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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Handy for data scientists - frustrating for developers

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

For mathematicians and data scientists, MATLAB is easy to pick up and intuitive to use.

Cons

As a developer, I have a few issues with MATLAB. Its best practices would generally regarded as bad practices in other languages, meaning that experience often doesn't translate. When developing modular and extensible applications, MATLAB's runtime performance seems to degrade when compared to other languages, despite uitilising Java for a number of backend processes. Frequently, when working with legacy MATLAB code, I often find myself thinking that a given task could be easier achieved and made more maintainable with Python and its innumerable free packages, in contrast to MATLAB's toolboxes, which tend to require more money.

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Rafael G.

Civil Engineering, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Powerful tool for big data process application

Reviewed 2 months ago
Pros

It allows you to download data directly from compressed international repositories to servers with URL access. In addition to processing previous information, downloading avoiding increasing the space occupied for storage.

Cons

It's too heavy a program and uses a lot of team resources. It is a software that can be used only during its processes.

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khoubeib b.

Airlines/Aviation, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Matlab use Review

Reviewed 3 years ago

i'm satistified in the overall experience but i would appreciate that they add some tools to make it more intuitive and easy to use especially for understanding what the problem are and where are they exactly, also their types more intuitive and precise .

Pros

it is a easy use product that you cant use almsot for porjects with teams and it is helping a lot in doing work in distance, we even did exams using this tool so i recommand so much.

Cons

i don't like just one thing about it, it is in the use command interactive menu, for example, there is a lot of tools that we can't use, it's not so intuitive sometimes and most of the time there is some problems to understand what the problem is exactly when you have a code error.

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