Very powerful but easy to use
May 30, 2019

Very powerful but easy to use

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MATLAB

MATLAB is used by our organization mainly within the firmware and software department, but there are several mechanical engineers who also utilize the program. Some of our disciplines also use MATLAB for manipulation of signals and images. For me, the software is used to make programs and functional GUIs.
  • Plotting data
  • Matrix manipulation
  • GUIs
  • Price. The cost can be prohibitive.
  • Responsiveness of the software
  • No autofilling
  • We are able to use even some of our older equipment by controlling it through the serial port with MATLAB. This enables us to keep equipment longer.
GNU Octave is a widely used alternative to MATLAB which is free. I use MATLAB because I've been using it since I learned how to use it in my undergraduate. Furthermore, paid applications offer more support and oftentimes, more updates than open source software.
MATLAB is best suited for matrix manipulation. It is a very powerful computational tool used by many different disciplines of engineers, but is very easy to use. You can write a script to work with most hardware.