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MATLAB is a programming and numeric computing platform, which enables businesses and educational institutions to create models,...

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Pros

I love that the tool is so easy to use and it turns data into a manageable and easy to digest appearance. It manages to make data fun to look at, and it's really easy to work with.
I also like the fact that the company is always striving to improve their software as it shows dedication to the field. With every update I find that the new features help with my job quite a lot.
Linking existing databases works like a charm. It has a plethora of data visualization methods which is extremely professional and helpful for users to gain valuable insights.

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

I'll say that it was really frustrating to use in the beginning, it is complex and if you've never been in it before it is overwhelming.
Due to my lack of familiarity in how to code, I was uncomfortable at first and found it difficult to learn.
What is even more annoying is that it also takes several minutes to cancel a query. I really don't understand how it can take that long just to cancel a query.

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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  • Functions/Calculations
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  • High Volume Processing
  • Information Governance
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  • Marketing Reports
  • Master Data Management
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Mechanical
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  • Metadata Management
  • Mixed Methods Research
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  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis
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  • Radial Mapping
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  • Total features29
  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • A/B Testing
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Annotations
  • Association Discovery
  • Authentication
  • Bayesian Analysis
  • Behavioral Analytics
  • Benchmarking
  • Campaign Tracking
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Contextual Search
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Blending
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Coding
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Dictionary Management
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Integration
  • Data Management
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Migration
  • Data Mining
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Security
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Warehousing
  • Database Support
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Design Analysis
  • Design Management
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Dynamic Content
  • ETL
  • Electrical
  • Element Analytics
  • Embeddable Maps
  • Event Logs
  • File Storage
  • Financial Reporting
  • For Education
  • For Healthcare
  • For Sales Teams/Organizations
  • For Science
  • Forecasting
  • Functions/Calculations
  • Geographic Maps
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Heatmaps
  • High Volume Processing
  • Information Governance
  • Integration into Third Party Applications
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Marketing Reports
  • Master Data Management
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Mechanical
  • Media Analytics
  • Metadata Management
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Mobile Dashboards
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Attribution
  • Multi-Channel Data Collection
  • Multi-Language
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Natural Language Search
  • OLAP
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Presentation Tools
  • Private Dashboards
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Public Dashboards
  • Publishing/Sharing
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Query Builder
  • ROI Tracking
  • Radial Mapping
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
  • Regression Analysis
  • Relational Display
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • Scorecards
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Data Preparation
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-service Analytics
  • Sensitive Data Identification
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Server Monitoring
  • Single Page View
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Statistical Simulation
  • Storytelling
  • Strategic Planning
  • Survival Analysis
  • Task Management
  • Templates
  • Territorial Mapping
  • Text Analysis
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Trend Analysis
  • Trend/Problem Indicators
  • User Management
  • User Research Analysis
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Discovery
  • Website Analytics
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  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft Excel
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Tableau

Just tried but never could figure out

Reviewed 2 years ago

I do not think Tableau is yet read for researchers despite its ability to make awesome graphs

Pros

I have tried tableau for making visualizations but have not been able to adapt it to replace my matlab figures

Cons

Tableau is not suited for researchers who want to make plots from their offline simulations using R, Matlab etc.

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Tam N.

Research, 1,001-5,000 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Tableau

Tableau: A tool you need for data visualization

Reviewed 4 years ago

Tableau is great for my teaching. Love it.

Pros

I use Tableau to teach my Data Visualization class. It's perfect. It supports all the charts/graphs you need. It also connects to different data types. You simply drag-an-drop to plot a chart in Tableau. In addition, it's free for academia.

Cons

You cannot do any coding on Tableau. If you want to manipulate the data, you need to do that in MATLAB or Python.

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Shubham S.

Information Technology and Services, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Tableau

Must Have Product for Managers!!

Reviewed 5 years ago

I am really happy that I learned tableau as data is the biggest asset in the age of digital transformation and if you have the capability to comprehend data to take strategic decision's they your brand value increases.

Pros

Tableau has vast functionalities to demonstrate your data in a representable manner. The extensive colors and graphs that it provides make the user experience rich. Also, it is easy to upload your data and clean to be represented in comprehensible manner. Finally, the functionality to connect with a static and dynamic data type from multiple databases makes it must have product for people who want to analyze their data.

Cons

I believe there is no interactive tutorial or a manual book like there is one for MATLAB for the user to understand the tool. Tableau does not offer any guide book so that the user can look up to if she/he facing any challenges.

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Maggie V.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Tableau

Widely integrated and speedy

Reviewed 25 days ago

Best BI tool out there - super flexible, scalable, securely integrated with most you may need (databricks, alteryx, aws, MATLAB, R etc) and oh my, is it performant! Most dashboards will lag when fed large datasets, not tableau. Allows you to tell your story, quickly and reliably every time.

Pros

Most impressive points (and ones that make it worth the price tag) are performance and the extensive list of native data connectors and partner ecosystem

Cons

Not cheap/very accessible to most SMEs. Free version is really good, but limited in some key functionality (e.g. sharing is only available to paid users or you have to share public/create potential issues with data protection)

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Hospital & Health Care, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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MATLAB

Useful learning tool but better simpler alternatives exist

Reviewed 4 years ago

We use MATLAB in order to create some data visualizations. However we strongly prefer tableau.

Pros

This tool is how I learned how to make data visualizations with Python. It has been very useful in helping me learn.

Cons

There is a bit of a learning curve for this tool, and there are tools that can accomplish the same amount if not more, with less effort and programming knowledge.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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MATLAB

Great Tool for Data Visualization

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

This tool is very powerful for applications that require a hybrid between data visualization and STEM content areas.

Cons

The learning curve for this tool is higher than Tableau, but this tool is great for more nuanced applications.

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Supermarkets, 10,001+ employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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MATLAB

One of Many Great Data Visualization Tools

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

MATLAB is probably one of the most powerful data analysis and visualization tools that I came across. While very powerful and capable, I feel like it is getting outdated, and so overrun by newer, better, slicker, and easier to use data visualization tools like Tableau. Going through job listings in the data and statistics fields, MATLAB is still a very popularly used software and is a requirement for many jobs, but Tableau and similar software are on an uptrend, while MATLAB seems to me to be on a down trend.

Cons

MATLAB isn't the easiest software to use, and it is getting pushed to the sidelines by competitors.

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Ashay G.

Logistics and Supply Chain, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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MATLAB

Analytical tool for your need

Reviewed 2 years ago

The software is the right tool for processing all kinds of your data. I would recommend this product, especially to students who want to work in the field of research.

Pros

The software provides a wide range of analytical options for your data to make the right decision for your business. The software has many capabilities including logistics regression, clustering, and linear regression of the data. It can also visualize the data basis your need which will help in making a decision for your problem.

Cons

I recommend the team to improve on the layout of the software a bit because when you visualize the data it doesn't give a good vibe as compared to other products out there in the market such as power BI or tableau.