MATLAB - my statistical savior!
Updated August 09, 2019

MATLAB - my statistical savior!

Shelby Bowden | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MATLAB

MATLAB is used by both my lab and the general department. We often utilize this program to perform many of the statistical analyses that are much more difficult to do in excel or by hand. It is also very useful for us to use for creation of codes which we can share with students to use in labs.
  • 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
  • Greatly aided in producing meaningful reports on laboratory analysis
  • The often difficult to use user platform has slowed down some of our work
  • Easy to transfer codes and processes among different users, making repeating of actions very smooth
MATLAB is much better at performing statistical analysis processes. It is a much more powerful program for dealing with large amounts of, or complicated, data sets. While other programs have a more friendly user interface, MATLAB is good if you have some experience with coding, and is manageable if you do not.
It is really one of the only programs that is decent in computing statistical processes. While the R program can also be used for many of the same tasks, I have found that MATLAB is generally more proficient at complex or long statistical calculations. Unlike R, MATLAB is often difficult to produce good-looking outputs