Review of Matlab
January 30, 2018

Review of Matlab

Lucas Riggi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with MATLAB

Matlab is being used in my organization for code design, testing, and simulations. I personally use Matlab for quick mathematical computations, as well as orbital mechanics simulations, control system design and simulations. I can simulate spacecraft's orbital dynamics as well as attitude dynamics and simulate and test my control algorithms. I use it in combination with Simulink for control system design.
  • User-friendly interface and flexible language
  • Quick computations
  • Flexible and easy to use code structure
  • User-friendly variable check
  • Slow language for data analysis
  • Expensive
  • A lot of add-on toolboxes for a full experience
  • Quick simulations
  • Quick analysis of performance to show potential customers
  • Helpful in any design and simulation process
  • maple and python
Matlab's language is very similar to Python. Even if Python's performance is better for big/massive data analysis, Matlab's friendly user interface makes it much easier to use. I would suggest starting with Matlab to learn more easily. You can switch to Python when you have a good grasp on Matlab.
Matlab, in combination with Simulink and the aerospace and control system toolboxes, is particularly suited for control systems design. It has a really user-friendly and intuitive user interface for design, analysis of performance and stability and simulation of dynamic systems. Because the computations are pretty slow (compared to other languages), Matlab is not particularly suited for big data analysis.