MATLAB - great tool for Mathematicians and Engineers
April 09, 2021

MATLAB - great tool for Mathematicians and Engineers

Tom Reid | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MATLAB

I use MATLAB in many of my courses. Currently, I am using it in an advanced math modeling course (to solve systems of differential equations) and in an advanced mathematical software course. The interface is fairly intuitive and the programming structures are easy to understand, making this software an ideal way to teach mathematical programming to students. MATLAB is a package that many of the students will find in their workplaces when they get out in industry.
  • Matrix operations
  • Numerical methods
  • Plotting
  • A bit of a learning curve, especially for those just learning to program
  • Error messages could be more informative
  • Ease of use
  • Capability
  • Plotting
  • Helps students gain a richer understanding of mathematical concepts
  • Aids in problem visualization
  • Easy to use way of finding numerical solutions to differential equations

Do you think MATLAB delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with MATLAB's feature set?

Yes

Did MATLAB live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of MATLAB go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy MATLAB again?

Yes

Engineering, mathematical modeling, and machine learning are all fields where MATLAB will shine. It's fast, reliable, and relatively easy to use. MATLAB is the de facto standard when it comes to producing high-quality plots. If you need to deal with large data sets, and not take forever processing them, MATLAB may very well be the tool for you!

Using MATLAB

MATLAB is pretty easy to use. You can extend its capabilities using the programming interface. Very flexible capabilities when it comes to graphical presentation of your data (so many different kinds of options for your plotting needs). Anytime you are working with large data sets, or with matrices, MATLAB is likely to be very helpful.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Convenient
Feel confident using
Lots to learn
  • Anything dealing with matrix operations
  • Plotting
  • Basic programming
  • Debugging (some error messages are not very helpful)