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MATLAB Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

MATLAB product overview

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

Live Online
Documentation
Webinars

MATLAB pricing information

Value for money

4.1

/5

1.5K

Price starts from

No info

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
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MATLAB features

Functionality

4.6

/5

1.5K
Total Features25 7 categories

Most valued features by users

Data Visualization
Reporting/Analytics
Search/Filter
Design Management
Regression Analysis
Electrical
Mechanical
Modeling & Simulation

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MATLAB users reviews

Overall rating

4.6

/5

1.5K

Positive reviews

96%

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Rating breakdown
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  • Likelihood to recommend8.47/10
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Pros
MATLAB is great for quick prototyping and data analysis. It is easy to learn and has great online support and help documentation.

Max H.

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.

Carol V.

It's a super powerful platform that is very customizable and flexible. You can create some very impressive things with it.

MS

Mark S.

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.

MR

Mirza R.

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.

RO

Rachel O.

Sometimes new versions of MATLAB will cause previous code to no longer work, which can be very frustrating.

LA

Lyndsey A.

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Good coding platform, wish there was more troubleshooting

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Heavyweight in the field of technical modeling

Reviewed 7 months ago

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A must use in the biological world

Reviewed 6 months ago

I use Matlab personally to get quantitative data from micrscopy images. This allows me to report details in strucure and migration for cellular biology images. Although it's tricky when you first start using Matlab and it's counterparts, once you understand or look through the forums it's smooth sailing. Keep in mind if you plan on doing intensive analysis/calculations that's all possible with Matlab...

Pros

Matlab's additional plugins and programming abilities has helped with my research analysis incredibly. It's allowed me to measure details that have not been reported in the past and has allowed me to learn more about coding language. I used a plugin known as celltracker. When doing so I was able to launch and see the additional coding. This helped me customize other scripts I later created for my work because I was able to see the backbone scripts through matlab. It's a lot more user friendly than other softwares like Fiji or R but because the language is similar it made it for an easier transition for me personally.

Cons

If you're using matlab for graphing data I find that the coding and implementation of stylistics components a bit more complicated than say using Prism or R. Sometimes text background looks dated and trying to change it takes a lot longer than it should. A really nice feature is the 3D graphs that are produced through Matlab but sadly they are pretty hard to transfer to reports and publications unless you capture the graph at a specific angle or use a screen recording of turning the 3D graph for presentation purposes.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Reviewed 8 months 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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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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The go to

Reviewed 8 days ago
Pros

This is the most widely known software in it's category, and for a good reason. It is so powerful and has so many different applications that I will be using it for a complete fluid and bio-growth simulation for my masters thesis.

Cons

It is very expensive. Affordable if the organization you're working at is able to purchase licenses, but if you're a single user it does become expensive.

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Best for mathematical modelling

Reviewed 6 months ago

Annual and monthly data collected in businesses can be easily analyzed using this software. Machine learning can be used on available data to predict on future trends in market.

Pros

MATLAB is basically a coding software. The coding language is very easy to self learn. However a basic knowledge on mathematics and coding fundamentals is needed. Any person who is familiar in any computer language can grasp the techniques of using MATLAB. Therefore the codes can be debugged easily. This is a software that can be used in mathematical modelling for in engineering fields. In electrical...

Cons

The software can be used for analysis of large data sets .However the time to process or run codes involving large data sets may take few minutes. As a result more powerful computers with improved process speed should be used in some cases to get results from the software. The interface has not been improved in improved versions. The interface can be made more user friendly. Though debugging is comparatively is easy when considering other computer languages, it will be better if it can be further improved.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Matlab is such a great tool for all engineers

Reviewed 2 months ago

A very great experience I recommend it to anyone who deal with engineering and of course curious people

Pros

Great tool for analyzing, sorting, and simulating data. easy to understand and to learn it. In addition, it helps in plots and graphs and simulation scenarios I hope to see it applicable for smart phone as small app

Cons

Great library Easy to learn Easy to use Reliable Great accuracy

MATLAB FAQs and common questions

MATLAB has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available


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


MATLAB supports the following languages:
English


No, MATLAB does not have an API available.


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


MATLAB offers the following support options:
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