MATLAB is user friendly and displays data conveniently
August 17, 2018

MATLAB is user friendly and displays data conveniently

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Overall Satisfaction with MATLAB

In my company we use MATLAB for many of our coding needs. We work studying radar data and processing the radar echoes, therefore we deal with huge amounts of data needed to be manipulated with mathematical operations like FFT for example. Most of our scripts are either based in MATLAB or incorporate MATLAB functions.

Pros

  • Math calculations done easily, no need to add too many libraries or any complicated imports.
  • Plotting graphs is user friendly and they look good.
  • Keeping data in matrix form is useful, and they are easily accessible and referenced later in the code.
  • Easy access to stored matrices of data from the main screen. I really appreciate this feature to continuously double check how data is being saved and also to check the values from time to time.

Cons

  • Expand the student free versions, as a student it should be more encouraged to obtain free software to practice and learn more.
  • Too high price for license, too expensive for private use outside an organization.
I would choose MATLAB over Python because I think it is stronger built, less faulty. MATLAB provides easier and user friendly implementation, no need to always import so many libraries. Downside is that MATLAB is not open source, while Python is, that is why sometimes some organizations prefer to go with open source to make sure their scripts can be shared and executed in any machine and with any client.
Sometimes we have to use Python because of easier integration with some of our C ++ scripts. Also since it's open source some of my coworkers prefer it. Generally I prefer MATLAB due to the matrix and accessibility and I think it is extremely more user-friendly and easier access to the stored data matrix. Also I prefer MATLAB language much more than Python, which I consider less straightforward sometimes.

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