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Likelihood to Recommend

MATLAB

MATLAB is great for (and already widely used) for academic/scholarly projects, but that doesn't mean it isn't useful outside those contexts! We've found it great for quickly getting ideas down into useable code for prototyping. We do not find that MATLAB is great for writing code that can be used in "real world" applications like web apps, but code can be ported to another language if needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mathematica

Mathematica is well suited to solving symbolic calculus problems, including derivatives, integrals, simplifying expressions and collecting similar terms. This can help with a handwritten calculation and to verify that one has not made any mistakes.For numerical problems, I prefer to use MATLAB and for the simplest problems I prefer Wolfram Alpha.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

MATLAB
Mathematica
4.4
Pixel Perfect reports
MATLAB
Mathematica
4.0
Customizable dashboards
MATLAB
Mathematica
3.0
Report Formatting Templates
MATLAB
Mathematica
6.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

MATLAB
Mathematica
7.9
Drill-down analysis
MATLAB
Mathematica
8.0
Formatting capabilities
MATLAB
Mathematica
8.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MATLAB
Mathematica
8.4
Report sharing and collaboration
MATLAB
Mathematica
6.5

Report Output and Scheduling

MATLAB
Mathematica
6.6
Publish to Web
MATLAB
Mathematica
8.3
Publish to PDF
MATLAB
Mathematica
8.1
Report Versioning
MATLAB
Mathematica
5.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
MATLAB
Mathematica
5.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
MATLAB
Mathematica
5.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

MATLAB
Mathematica
8.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MATLAB
Mathematica
8.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MATLAB
Mathematica
9.2
Predictive Analytics
MATLAB
Mathematica
8.5

Pros

MATLAB

  • It has a very user friendly library which helps users learn this software fairly quickly in a short span of time.
  • The graphical user interface provided by the software is really good.
  • The code that a person writes allows options for debugging.
  • One can visualize the flow of control of their code inside MATLAB.
Saransh Dikshit | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mathematica

  • It allows straightforward integration of analytic analysis of algebraic expressions and their numerical implemented.
  • Supports varying programmatic paradigms, so one can choose what best fits the problem or task: pure functions, procedural programming, list processing, and even (with a bit of setup) object-oriented programming.
  • The extensive and rich tools for graphical rendering make it very easy to not just get 2D and 3D renderings of final output, but also to do quick-and-dirty 2D and 3D rendering of intermediate results and/or debugging results.
Robert J. Lang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MATLAB

  • MatLab is pricier than most of its competitors and because of this reason, many organizations are moving towards cheaper alternatives - mostly Python.
  • MatLab is inefficient when it comes to performing a large number of iterations. It gets laggy and often crashes. Python is better in this regard.
  • There is a limited number of hardware options (mostly NI) that can be connected directly to the data acquisition toolbox.
Abdullah Umair Bajwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mathematica

  • Depending on the size of the application, the cost of licenses can be prohibitive in some cases, especially for Wolfram Private Cloud.
George Danner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

MATLAB

MATLAB 9.9
Based on 2 answers
The best thing about MATLAB is the variety of research and development fields it supports. The reason for this rating is that it is best used for medical images enhancement and signal processing, it is also used for speech to text conversion. This tool server is best when the demand is for machine learning.
Jatin Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mathematica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

MATLAB

MATLAB 7.0
Based on 4 answers
Matlab support is good but could use some tweaking. It can be frustrating with the fact that add-ons are not available for students or individual license holders. Some of the functions are filled with bugs and features. Despite that, the support is good and it's worth it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mathematica

Mathematica 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't ever needed support so I can't comment further on this question.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

MATLAB

How MATLAB compares to its competition or similar open access tools like R (programming language) or SciLab is that it's simply more powerful and capable. It embraces a wider spectrum of possibilities for far more fields than any other environment. R, for example, is intended primarily for the area of statistical computing. SciLab, on the other hand, is a similar open access tool that falls very short in its computing capabilities. It's much slower when running larger scripts and isn't documented or supported nearly as well as MATLAB.
Juan Carlos Molina Castejón | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mathematica

We selected Wolfram Mathematica as it offers lot of functionality that other products like MATLAB or sageMath do not have. And it also has advantages on the feature that it does share in common with other tools like sageMath, MATLAB etc. It is more powerful than MATLAB. It provides good analysis and quick charts of results.
Shalinee Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

MATLAB

  • MATLAB helps us quickly sort through large sets of data because we keep the same script each time we run an analyzation, making it very efficient to run this whole process.
  • The software makes it super easy for us to create plots that we can then show to investors or clients to display our data.
  • We are also looking to create an app for our product, and we will not be able to do that on MATLAB, therefore creating a limiting issue and a new learning curve for a programming language.
Tyler Grudowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mathematica

  • This tool helps to visualise the mathematical problem in a very easy way. It can show you the step by step solution to integral problems.
  • But when you are using the tool it may limit your understanding of the basic problem. And you may miss out on understanding the basic of mathematics itself.
  • It helped me a lot to do my thing in a very easy way. And understanding the data is also easy in this as you can easily visualize it.
Gaurav Yadav | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MATLAB

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Mathematica

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MATLAB
8.5
Mathematica
8.7

Usability

MATLAB
9.9
Mathematica

Support

MATLAB
7.0
Mathematica
5.0

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