MATLAB: An academic program for great for prototyping in the real world
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 23, 2019

MATLAB: An academic program for great for prototyping in the real world

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Overall Satisfaction with MATLAB

Our data science team uses MATLAB to quickly prototype algorithms (including ML) and process large datasets with ease. We used to use EXCEL for data analysis, but quickly outgrew the software in need of something more feature rich. Through strong plug-in and community support, we've found that MATLAB is one of the best and most cost-effective tools for the job.
  • Cross Platform Support! Our team has Mac/Windows
  • Ease of Use. Unlike other tools, MATLAB is really easy to use
  • Clean, clear syntax. MATLAB creates clean, readable code
  • Array Handling. Why do arrays start at 1 and not 0 like everything else?!
  • The program is large and clunky. Takes up a lot of disk space
  • Would love to see more ways to export code to use in Python/R.
  • Improved Algorithms/Data Handling
  • Improved Speed to Rolling Out New Features
  • More Productive Internal Meetings
While not as fully featured as other software suites. MATLAB benefits from a short learning curve while still allowing teams to build robust algorithms in short amounts of time.
MATLAB is great for (and already widely used) for academic/scholarly projects, but that doesn't mean it isn't useful outside those contexts! We've found it great for quickly getting ideas down into useable code for prototyping. We do not find that MATLAB is great for writing code that can be used in "real world" applications like web apps, but code can be ported to another language if needed.