MATLAB, The Great
Updated April 26, 2021

MATLAB, The Great

Alejandro Daniel Copati | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with MATLAB

I use MATLAB mainly to develop GUI and scripts to control our electronic products. I also used MATLAB in the University to solve Mathematics and Electronics problems.

In the company, we use MATLAB in the Electronics and Development department, precisely because of the ease of MATLAB when creating GUIs and being able to remotely control the devices we manufacture and test, either through USB, or WiFi or Bluetooth.

  • Very powerful console. You can do anything directly through the MATLAB console with no need to write a whole C/C++ program to do simple things.
  • Ease of creating a simple and intuitive GUI with a very powerful wizard.
  • A lot of professional packages and toolboxes for complex problems resolutions. Like Signal Processing, Image Processing, Calculus, etc.
  • The language of programing is like a very nice version of C/C++.
  • The handling of the variables is all making for MATLAB, you don't need to pay attention if you are using more memory that you have, for write one example. MATLAB take care of your stuff and optimize it.
  • When a GUI start to grow up and have many objects, the performance of it starts to decrease very quickly and start to crash sometimes.
  • You can not have more than one function in each file. I mean, you can't make a sort of library in one .m file. If you have different functions, you have to have different files.
  • I think that a very good improvement is that MATLAB can understand the C/C++ sentence and data types. I mean, if I have an array of hexadecimal values in C/C++, I can't copy that in MATLAB because I can't use "0xA4" for the A4 hex value, for example.
  • MATLAB has a very positive impact in the things that I've do. I can test very quickly (and in some way beautiful) all the electronic stuff that I make.
  • The ROI is very high, because you save a lot of time of programming in any other language the whole thing you need to test, and with MATLAB is just open the program and start to write some code.
  • Kinetis Desing Studio, XCode, Simulink and CodeWarriors
I selected MATLAB against the other programs because it has a very powerful console and a very simple way to program functions and scripts, instead of having to make a whole project and loose a lot of time performing things that MATLAB make ir for you.
MATLAB is perfect for education, with all the specific and professional toolboxes that it has, is a very powerful suite to learn how to develop a workable platform.

I think that is a little less appropriate in the case that you are an applications developer, where you have to make an application that has to work independently if the user has or hasn't idea how to use MATLAB.