MATLAB - The powerful platform to solve complicated problems
Md Shahinuzzaman | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 21, 2018

MATLAB - The powerful platform to solve complicated problems

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MATLAB

I am a graduate research assistant and I always use MATLAB for my research purposes, as does my whole research group. Our university also uses this software, especially graduate students. The main use of MATLAB is to create high-quality publishable figures, solve the more complicated problems through coding, fit my data with the curve fitting toolbox, optimize my process using the optimization toolbox and finally, it just makes my research life easier. I love it very much.
  • 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.
  • user-friendly
  • expensive
  • sometimes slow
PyCharm is a python coding platform, however, it is not very user-friendly. You need to know the syntax, characters, and other libraries to use it appropriately. I had difficulty understand these problems with PyCharm whereas MATLAB is very easy to use as a calculator machine. Without MATLAB, it would be very difficult for me to do biological modeling related research.
Easy coding, Small data handling, curve fitting, and optimization of the system are all well suited in MATLAB, whereas if you have large sets of data they will make the process very slow. In my research, I always use Matlab for generating figures and analyzing the data. Sometimes, if the coding is composed with large data, then it is a problem. Overall, I will recommend using MATLAB as there is no other suitable software as user-friendly as MATLAB.