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Ryan McGarry | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 04, 2020

MATLAB offers built-in and third-party packages to analyze any type of data, while excelling at neuro-physiological data processing

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Pros and Cons

  • Neurophysiological algorithm development, as there are numerous built-in and pre-existing third-party packages to capture data from neuro devices and process it.
  • MATLAB is very useful for data analytics, as there are built-in packages to provide out-of-the-box data solutions.
  • Code versioning is integrated in MATLAB so that it can easily connect to Bitbucket/Git repositories if you have multiple developers or data scientists working on a single codebase.
  • MATLAB can be bulky, requiring a lot of time to install and open.
  • Fewer scientists and developers use MATLAB compared to Python these days, making it more difficult to grow a team for a project with the core language written in MATLAB.
  • There are fewer third-party packages for MATLAB compared to Python and other programming languages.
  • While programs written in MATLAB are highly capable of performing almost any task, it can often be a tricky or "hacky" process to accomplish different tasks that other languages are better suited to do.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 24, 2020

The most trending tool for mathematical operations, image processing, signal processing.

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Pros and Cons

  • Less code can be done by writing many operations.
  • Different library support.
  • Installation files take up too much space on the computer.
  • The computer becomes very slow when MATLAB is on.
  • All plugins should be free.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 23, 2020

Review of MATLAB

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Pros and Cons

  • Advanced calculus as well as programming, all bundled up together.
  • Programming language somewhat similar to other programming software.
  • Intuitive built-in tutorials.
  • Even though it is pretty similar to other programming tools, there are some differences that are unique to MATLAB that could be changed, such as index starting at 1 instead of 0.
  • It would be nice to have premade parts of program, such as counters or comparators.
  • Sometimes programming can be daunting. Interactive programming tutorials or video playlist for beginners.
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Bernardo J Garcia Jr, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 11, 2019

MATLAB: A Finance Analyst Perspective

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Pros and Cons

  • The programing language to enable functions is straight forward and fairly intuitive to understand.
  • MATLAB does have intro lessons to help end-users become familiar with the MATLAB and its specific programming language.
  • MATLAB has an incredible community of users and challenges to further and help end-users to use MATLAB for leisure and professional purposes.
  • More examples of how MATLAB can be used in other functional areas such as Finance and Accounting. I can definitely see how MatLab can be used for mathematics and sciences and other statistical uses but it is readily apparent for other areas.
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chamika gangul | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 07, 2019

MATHLAB for machine learning

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Pros and Cons

  • MATLAB helps in simulating and modeling systems. We don’t need much coding knowledge to model/simulate systems. We just need to drag and drop components and connect them. Ideal for math students.
  • Codes are simple and clear. We don’t want to worry about memory management and other coding rules and regulations. Syntaxes are simple and flexible. There are powerful codes and they can be written in one or two lines.
  • MATLAB is ideal for making prototypes. As we don’t want to worry about coding, we can focus totally on the math part.
  • Great tool for visualizing data. As I’m doing projects on data science, I know the importance of visualizing data before developing models.
  • There should be a guiding program integrated with the software for beginners.
  • There should be plugins to import other scripts written in other languages.
  • MATLAB should allow users to add or remove features. Thee are unwanted features and functionalities for some users.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 26, 2020

MATLAB is quite useful

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Pros and Cons

  • User-friendly interface, the learning curve is smooth.
  • Plotting functions are diverse, can save a figure in an editable format.
  • Interfaces with many tools in different fields
  • Subject-specific toolboxes
  • Expensive
  • Bulky, little slow as the size of input data increases
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 30, 2019

Matlab Review

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Pros and Cons

  • Matlab implements and tests algorithms easily.
  • Matlab develops computational codes easily.
  • Matlab does a very good job of debugging easily.
  • Matlab crashes frequently.
  • The license for Matlab is very costly.
  • It is very difficult to cross compile Matlab with other languages.
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Tyler Grudowski | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 25, 2019

MATLAB - a simple, powerful data analysis tool

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  • MATLAB is very good at helping me create files that I can share anywhere and with anyone. It allows me to write a script and then share it with people so they can open it on the notepad app on their Mac or PC.
  • I like that MATLAB can be used on both Mac and PC. I prefer to use a Mac when doing work, so it's nice that you can obtain the software for either operating system, and then work seamlessly between the two.
  • MATLAB's help network is extremely vast. Inside the manual, you can find pretty much any function that you could possibly need to use.
  • I wish it was easier to go through the help manual to find what you need. If you know the keyword that you need to use, it's very easy to just type that in to the program and it will take you to the proper spot. If you don't know the keyword, it is extremely hard to find what you are looking for sometimes.
  • The program itself is not very intuitive for first-time users. Once you get used to the software, it is much more straightforward, but it is hard to just pick it up and begin to use MATLAB.
  • Because MATLAB is more of a mathematics and engineering help software, you cannot write a ton of in-depth code using it. If you are looking to develop a whole application for a tablet or something of the like, you need to learn another language.
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Jatin Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 09, 2019

MATLAB.. computing with learning.

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Pros and Cons

  • Latest version include support of deep and machine learning.
  • Various tool box for processing and work in various fields.
  • Medical image enhancement is one of major use in MATLAB.
  • Need improvement in learning module.
  • The support for previous version is not available for new version users.
  • The signal processing tool box need major changes.
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Shelby Bowden | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 09, 2019

MATLAB - my statistical savior!

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Pros and Cons

  • Very easy to write your own operations and share with others
  • Great statistical processing capabilities
  • Very user friendly for even inexperienced programmers
  • It is often difficult to receive help on issues with writing code
  • To a new user, it can often be overwhelming to start. A tutorial would be great!
  • Better compatibility with other programs
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Jevgenijs Steinbuks | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 30, 2019

One of the key economic modelling tools

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Pros and Cons

  • Excellent treatment of linear algebra and matrix manipulation
  • Easy and clear syntax
  • User friendly interface
  • Weak treatment of non-linear problems
  • Slow compared to key competitors such as Julia
  • Licensing issues make it difficult to work with models and large datasets that require parallelization
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Saransh Dikshit | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 05, 2019

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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
  • I would want for the library to get updated more regularly.
  • MATLAB uses a lot of computer memory for running heavy simulations. Its performance could certainly be optimized.
  • Apart from this, I think MATLAB is a very powerful software and helps in almost every scenario of engineering.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 23, 2019

MATLAB: An academic program for great for prototyping in the real world

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Pros and Cons

  • Cross Platform Support! Our team has Mac/Windows
  • Ease of Use. Unlike other tools, MATLAB is really easy to use
  • Clean, clear syntax. MATLAB creates clean, readable code
  • Array Handling. Why do arrays start at 1 and not 0 like everything else?!
  • The program is large and clunky. Takes up a lot of disk space
  • Would love to see more ways to export code to use in Python/R.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 30, 2019

MATLAB is great for the MATH-intensive problems

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Pros and Cons

  • Very versatile
  • Good for data wrangling and visualization.
  • Other domain-specific packages such as SimBiology can be added on top of base MATLAB.
  • Can be pricey for non-academic users.
  • Uses 1-based indexing, unlike many other scripting languages.
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Abdullah Umair Bajwa | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 13, 2019

Why I Prefer MatLab over Python

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Pros and Cons

  • Has robust and easy-to-use debugging tools that can help one identify problems in one's codes.
  • Rich, well-developed and efficient library of mathematical and statistical functions that one might need to develop models or perform statistical analysis.
  • A very active online user community that is a great resource in terms of seeking help when you hit a snag.
  • Great help literature (and sometimes videos too) on all tools making it possible for all to train themselves.
  • 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.
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Juan Carlos Molina Castejón | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 12, 2019

MATLAB: not just a programming environment

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Pros and Cons

  • A great high-level abstraction programming language that's very easy to learn yet extremely powerful for more advanced users to take advantage of its computing capabilities.
  • Top notch documentation that's built directly into the programming environment and very well structured courses/workshops can be found online (free).
  • Great support team and frequently updated application that's designed to make efficient use of modern Intel processor's available resources.
  • Diverse types of licensing (students, professional, organizational) allow for flexible plans and can be customized to include the toolboxes you require for your specific use case.
  • MATLAB should have a full free version (without time limit) in order to be more accessible and thus have a greater user community.
  • The idea of having toolboxes to work directly with hardware (microcontrollers, single-board computers) is great, but one can tell it isn't updated very frequently and there isn't as much documentation available as with more common resources.
  • Our organization had a lot of trouble getting our network licenses to work properly and there wasn't any local service provider that could help us get it to work faster.
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Md Shahinuzzaman | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 21, 2018

MATLAB - The powerful platform to solve complicated problems

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Pros and Cons

  • Generating publication quality figures
  • Fitting the experimental data with the model using curve fitting toolbox
  • Process optimization using the optimization toolbox is easier than on other software
  • It seems to me like a calculator which helps me to solve the complicated coding problems
  • MATLAB is somewhat expensive.
  • The toolboxes are not included with MATLAB as you have to purchase the license for the toolbox, which makes MATLAB very expensive.
  • If you have large data, it becomes slow which annoys me a lot.
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Bin Cai | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 11, 2018

Fantastic tool to kill engineering problems

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Pros and Cons

  • A tremendous collection of functions (mathematics, statistic, financial, etc) have already integrated into MATLAB and free to use for all of the users no matter what type of license users have
  • MATLAB Toolbox is pretty powerful. Its GUI interface helps users visualize solutions directly and can generate editable MATLAB code easily for future use.
  • MATLAB tutorials are everywhere (online video tutorials, forums, and seminars) and are easy to find. Documentation from MATLAB itself is also clear to follow with few sample questions.
  • Although MATLAB language is easy to learn and use, there is still limited interaction between MATLAB and other widely-used programming languages such as Python. Would like to see a language convertor that can convert MATLAB language into other ones.
  • It takes much RAM and memory of a computer when processing data in MATLAB, which definitely slows the computational speed.
  • To generate an animation for a parametric study, it would take lots of efforts to write the code or proceed with a specified GUI. With some experience with mathematical, I feel mathematical is even easier to use although I was quite new to it at that time.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 15, 2019

MATLAB Review

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Pros and Cons

  • A wide range of computational packages.
  • Excellent community support.
  • Easy parallelization.
  • A better mapping toolbox should be made part of the core software package.
  • Easier GUI based plotting tools will be useful.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 08, 2019

Go and start using MATLAB now !!!

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Pros and Cons

  • Matlab is easy to use and one can start using after gaining some knowledge about it.
  • It is very fast in analyzing and allows one to save data in separate files to work with it again.
  • Graphs plotted for data are very easy to understand and provide detailed information.
  • It is very costly, but after all, it depends on the industry, those who can afford it should use it.
  • It provides a faster output, but it takes a lot of memory and sometimes slows down the system. I faced this issue, but it depends on one's system configuration.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 12, 2018

MATLAB Review for Analyst

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Pros and Cons

  • built-in function libraries, no need to create new functions most of the time
  • MATLAB has interfaces to Python so I sometimes use specific Python modules to pre-process data sources.
  • Common data sources are easy to import to MATLAB
  • MATLAB is not commonly used in business sense so I do not find many support for business use
  • software not open-sourced
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