MATLAB really does it all, but shines best with computations when no other program can!
April 15, 2021

MATLAB really does it all, but shines best with computations when no other program can!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Overall Satisfaction with MATLAB

MATLAB is used across the whole department and simplifies the handling of mass amounts of information and computations. Previously we would attempt to use Excel, which is okay but makes it much harder to visualize your equations. MATLAB also has a lot more well documents commands/functions that make computations and matrix operations tremendously easier than other comparable software. As an engineer I also think it is actually simpler to use than say Python.
  • Creating iterative solvers to arrive to an ideal answer or solution for something like a design or optimization problem
  • Performing mathematical operations on functions that also have functions nested within them
  • Plotting both 2d and 3d graphs with well labeled data
  • As with many coding software pieces, it sometimes can be tricky troubleshooting errors in your code.
  • Wish testing particular samples of the code was easier
  • Nonlinear equation solving capabilities
  • Handling of complex functions and large matrix data sets
  • Extremely useful plotting functions and plot viewer
  • Can create solvers for several different types of problems so employees can pull up one solver when they want to test out a certain set of inputs
  • Gives us a good set of theoretical data to base mechanical product designs off of
The commands and coding language of MATLAB reads a lot more in plain English as opposed to all the periods and other special characters that are needed when typing in Python or Java. Additionally MATLAB has several different function packages that can solve all different categories of problems so you don't have to make a bunch of different code scrips from scratch.

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?

Yes

Did implementation of MATLAB go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy MATLAB again?

Yes

MATLAB really does best for solving computational problems in math and engineering. Especially when you have to use a lot of functions in your solving process, or if you have a nonlinear equation that must be iteratively solved. [MATLAB] can also perform things like integration and derivation on your equations that you put into it.