Matlab: The multi-paradigm computing software tool

Bewertet am 21.6.2019
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Muhammad A.

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Matlab is an extremely powerful system modelling tool and development environment. Students and professionals that work in the engineering and science backgrounds will find this software invaluable.

**Vorteile: **
The software allows users to perform complex computations (linear algebra, differential equations, integration transforms etc), system modelling, and develop programmed algorithms that can be executed and simulated. I used this software from my undergraduate days, whilst studying electronic engineering, to compute state space models of control systems and visually analyse control loops from their transfer functions using Matlab's programming script feature and graphing capabilities. I also used it to quickly develop, simulate (using the Simulink toolbox add-on), graphically observe and fine tune the performance of a PID controller which was much easier and quicker than manually calculating and plotting the solutions. Numerous mathematical processes that usually require multiple steps can be executed by a single prebuilt command on Matlab, e.g the [x , y] = cart2pol(theta, r) command converts Cartesian co-ordinates into polar co-ordinates; this greatly simplifies the programming and mathematical input required by the user. Since its latest update (R2019a), Matlab is fully capable of developing, simulating and training deep neural networks, autonomous systems and a lot more.

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Due to its extensive capabilities, this software can be complicated and over whelming for first time users. The complexity also inflates the memory requirements of the software. The syntax, notation and structure to input commands requires some time to get used to. Sometimes, when trying to achieve certain calculations, it leads to error messages that require some time to understand and correct. In fact, users need to understand the basic rules of linear algebra first (matrix multiplication, addition etc) in order to perform calculations because this program treats all numerical inputs as vectors/matrices. Users will also need to have some programming capabilities in order to fully utilize the computational capabilities of this software, which is similar in structure to C programming, using the propriety programming language that is developed by MathWorks.

Essential for Engineers

Bewertet am 29.1.2019
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Chiranjib S.

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I started with matlab from my undergrad days and still use it on daily basis for simulations and numerical analysis in my research work. Many industries (like the cellular network industry) heavily rely on Matlab for system level simulations. In my opinion, translating a pseudo code of any given algorithm to a working program is very easy in Matlab.

**Vorteile: **
Matlab is an essential scientific computing environment. It is a must have for all students studying science and engineering. The pros are--

1. Easy manipulation of matrices. This is actually the main power of matlab.

2. Very intuitive way of writing program with no hassle of bookkeeping about data types, memory management, variable declarations etc which are essential for other programming languages.

3. Debugging tool is very easy to use.

4. One best feature is the GUI window for managing figures. A user can switch between the gui and the underlying code for generating any figures. This unique feature is absent in many of the advanced programming languages (like python or R, at least in the basic setup!)

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The main problem is that it is not free. While the other open source languages have caught up Matlab in terms of ease of usage and availability of packages, Matlab is suffering due to its proprietary nature. A standard distribution of Matlab comes with a set of packages. For the other packages, one has to pay Mathworks for getting access. On the other hand, in Python or R, there are multiple packages available online and everything is free to use. After the recent boom in AI and machine learning, almost everyone has shifted to python to use the popular open source libraries released by several sources. Matlab being a proprietary software is failing to catch up to this fast evolving open source world!

About working of matlab

Bewertet am 20.11.2018
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Asad A.

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I would state I've been utilizing MATLAB reliably for around 3 years, since my first year in doctoral level college. In undergrad, I may have utilized it a couple of times for a homework set. I say "I may have" in light of the fact that I don't exactly recollect that anything about it aside from that I had an establishment circle.
My involvement in programming before MATLAB was some BASIC from youth and a smidgen of Pascal from a few courses in undergrad. My alumni counsel was an overwhelming MATLAB client, and my underlying knowledge with it included disentangling his MATLAB code for doing a few plots. In the meantime, I was taking a controls course which expected me to learn Simulink.

**Vorteile: **
I esteem MATLAB. It is so smart and easy to make programming to do what you require. It has amazing exploring and profiling devices. It is cross stage, making code easy to share (expecting alternate people have forked out for the not by any stretch of the imagination unobtrusive allow). It has interfaces to other programming.
In any case, there are a couple of things about it that chafe me. I'd get a kick out of the opportunity to get warning from different people what things aggravate them about MATLAB.

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Supplanting subsref and subsasgn in a class is greatly awkward.
The issue is this. Expect you override subsref with the true objective to change lead of obj(...). By then your subsref is moreover required the dialect structure obj.propname. With the objective for it to manage this viably (i.e. carry on the proportional as the intrinsic subsref) it needs to reimplement all of the checks for access confirmations that are normally done by the system. For precisely how precarious this is, see our rep's answer for my request here.
Beside this genuine inconvenience, it's furthermore inefficient for each subsref to need to switch on the requesting type ('.', '()', or '{}') on each call, and for the system to need to collect a struct that joins the requesting type and furthermore the rundowns.
To the degree I can see, it would be so much better if the various requesting accentuations called three unmistakable procedures.

It is an excellent dynamic software to make programs and graphs of simple and complex calculations.

Bewertet am 28.3.2018
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Carlos M.

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the benefits with matlab has been very satisfactory because through this software I managed to perform four regression programs: Linear Regression (least squares methods), Nonlinear Regression (Newton and Rhapson, Ascending Steps and Marquart). This program served to present the work of promotion in the university, which consisted in taking the data of a researcher on the behavior of the size of the fish with respect to the time and to estimate the parameters of the mathematical model exponential of Von Bertalaffi to find the mathematical expression that calculates the length of a fish. The program made three functional representations: the analytical, the tabular and the graphical. With this program I was able to manipulate the data, change colors, thicknesses of the lines, place the main title and title to the axes, in addition, the results could be exported to the word processor for the final report. This program has also provided me with tools for teaching calculus with analytical geometry (subject of functions), differential and integral calculus, with the possibility of manipulating the results and visualizing their changes when changes are made in the functional analytical representation. With this strategy the student has a greater possibility to reflect on the representations of the functions and their results. When I had difficulties to perform a complex calculation or use advanced programs I was supported by the documentation included in the help window, where there is a great variety of programming examples and software commands.

**Vorteile: **
It is a language of high level of technical computing that facilitates simple and complex numerical calculations, which also allows the graphic visualization in 3D and 2D of them. It has a wide application in scientific studies. Integrates numerical analysis and matrix calculation where problems are expressed in the same way. It has specialized programs called toolboxes highlighting in the area of teaching basic mathematics, financial mathematics, statistics, simulation of dynamic systems, among others. It is an ideal software to develop advanced control systems in the engineering area. Allows the control of fonts, Greek letters, symbols, subscripts and superscripts. Make presentations with animation, with supports of colors as it is desired by the user. It allows you to make impressions both of the created program, the calculation made, of the 2D and 3D graphics, results table. It allows to export and import images, graphs, tables and mathematical expressions. You can enter and extract data from the fmatlab quickly. It has a wide range of linear algebra functions, specialized mathematical functions, logical and arithmetic operators, elementary matrices and vector manipulation, special matrices, basic statistics and data analysis, polynomials and interpolation. It has a help folder for software operation through a manual that allows it to be used by all types of beginner users or not.

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The software despite having a documentation of its commands: description, characteristics and access, it is necessary for the user to understand that to create a program and can be manipulated: change data, formulas, presentation of results, fix badly scheduled lines , you must first execute the tutorm command to save the file where you want it, and then return to the saved file and execute other commands, this process requires a lot of practice and for some users it is complicated, therefore they stop using it. have extensive knowledge of the integrals and their methods to solve.

MATLAB is the solution to make quickly and powerful programs.

Bewertet am 16.2.2018
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Alejandro daniel C.

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MATLAB is a very complete suite to make programs using a simple language and with an very intuitive workspace. Although is simple, it's very powerful, and have a lot of toolboxes that you can install for specifics themes, like electronic theory, image processing, digital systems, etc.

You can also create Graphic User Interfaces whit the wizard that MATLAB has. This is simple because you don't have to manipulate graphic libraries, and you don't have problems if you change your platform, I mean, you can start a program in OS X and you can open it in a Windows environment.

If you have a little knowledge of C/C++/Java, you can start using MATLAB and write simple programs just with open the app.

Also it has powerful complements like SIMULINK, where you can study the response of electrical circuits by drawing them with boxes and lines, very intuitive.

**Nachteile: **
I work a lot by making Graphic User Interfaces, because the independence of any graphic library, but I dislike that when the GUI started to grow up and have a lot of things inside, MATLAB start to work slowly and sometimes, you have to reboot the program.

Also I work a lot with microprocessors, programming in C/C++, and when I have to return to MATLAB, I need to "translate" the C/C++ codes to MATLAB code.

Another thing that I dislike is that you only can have one function per file. I mean, you can't make a library all in one file, and if you have a big project, you have to have a lot of different files and the size of it start to grow quickly.

Very powerful, very expensive computing tool suite

Bewertet am 19.5.2019
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Stuart S.

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MATLAB is an extremely powerful data analysis tool; we have used it for visualising data both in real time and after the fact to find trends and isolate faults. The automotive toolkits are high quality; in particular the CAN bus support easy manipulation of CAN bus data for producing graphs and test rigs for components and systems.

**Vorteile: **
If you can do it in software, you can probably do it with MATLAB! It has a vast range of functions from simple matrix manipulation (its namesake) to computer vision algorithms for autonomous driving.

The MATLAB language has a simple syntax which is easy to learn, and code be executed one line at a time while testing and experimenting, or can be run automatically as a script. The debugger is also very good.

It is fairly straightforward to produce functional GUIs which make a project appear professional and easy to use, important when distributing code to to coworkers or customers.

Documentation is excellent, both within the MATLAB and online.

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In recent years the addition of more and more features has started to take its toll on the overall responsiveness of the software; MATLAB no longer starts up as quickly as it used to and general clicking through menus and UI is more sluggish than in the past.

Due to its ease-of-use there is a degree of abstraction in the language which slow execution; once a software module has been written and tested in MATLAB it is common to port it to C or C++ to improve performance.

No MATLAB review would be complete without a complaint about the cost; especially if one has some use case, such as embedded code generation using Simulink, which requires several additional toolboxes on top of base MATLAB. The per-seat license cost can easily reach tens of thousands, which can be a tough sell in a world filled with excellent free and open source alternatives.

My own experience using Matlab

Bewertet am 4.3.2019
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Pablo S.

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My general experience with Matlab is good, since it is a very good programming language for developers who have not programmed much, and also, for Engineering, it is the best.
The part that I do not like, is the real use in the working life that Matlab has. They should encourage or try to make companies use more Matlab to get their results.

**Vorteile: **
Thanks to Matlab I have been able to develop my projects over 5 years in the university. In my studies, all the programming was done in Matlab.
With Matlab I have been able to develop complex codes very easily, since this Software is really easy to use, and its language is very similar to that used in Python, for example. It is a kind of language that is very easy to understand.
In addition to this, Matlab allows you to make "plots" to graphically see the value of our variables or graphs. In my particular case, it was really necessary and very good, to be able to get a 2D or 3D graphic representation on the screen where to see, for example, an electrical signal.
For the treatment of signals and images, from my point of view, Matlab is the best software to use.

**Nachteile: **
The worst thing about Matlab, without a doubt, is the lack of projects or work in the workplace. This means that, in comparison with other programming languages or other technologies, in Spain, Matlab is very little used, to say nothing.
This is a pity, since the tool is good, but there are no job opportunities to develop with Matlab, which causes less use of the tool for lack of customers who use it.
On the other hand, the license is extremely expensive for the free features that you can get in other programs. From my point of view, they should be able to give the option of a free, limited version. This will greatly encourage its use in the community and in future ones.

Excellent programming software for engineering applications

Bewertet am 21.12.2018
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I have been using Matlab since starting my undergrad, and now through graduate school. The more you use it, the more you realize how powerful of a computational tool it can be.

**Vorteile: **
Provides a powerful tool for engineers (students or professionals) to solve complex numerical problems. The programming language is based on C, and makes it easy to pick up for those already used to programming, and does not have too steep of a learning curve for students just learning to code. Though, It is definitely recommended to learn Matlab through a course, as is often done in undergraduate engineering curriculums. As an engineering tool, it is invaluable for processing data and numerically solving complex equations (like PDEs), amongst other problems.
The large library of available functions, accompanied by Matlab's useful "help" function and online resources makes learning and using the program that much easier. The user interface is also very clean and easy to use. Definitely an essential tool for any engineer or scientist.

**Nachteile: **
It would be nice to see autofilling features for commonly used functions. This is exists in Python, where brackets/parentheses are automatically closed. A readily available list of functions would also be nice to have located in the main toolbars. The online resources are extremely useful, but it would be nice to have examples and list of commonly used functions within the application itself to make writing new scripts a bit easier, especially when offline.
The default graph settings are also not the best. Too many times do we see presentations with Matlab graphs that have extremely small lines and markers, and illegible axis labels.

MATLAB programming

Bewertet am 1.1.2019
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I am highly dependent on Matlab. It is like a piece of un-stitched fabric for me and it is upto me what I make out of it. It has very strong support for scientific and technical community. Though the new version of Matlab (R2018b) tends to be slow on my desktop with 16GB RAM and i7 processor.

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This is perhaps the most powerful software used by engineers of all disciplines. The best part of this software is the programming. You can write almost any kind of script which can also work with hardware. If you already know C++, using Matlab is not difficult at all. I have been controlling a whole million dollar machine using Matlab where a script was sending commands to the machine through a serial port and acquiring data simultaneously. The speed of Matlab is impressive to a level that I was able to acquire data at a rate of 2MS/s.

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Matlab's Simulink was supposed to be a tool like Labview for visualization of a process but it became one of the least favorite features for many people. So instead of Simulink, I have to use Labview and then call Matlab script within Labview. This indirect approach bring compatibility issues. The block diagrams in Simulink was clumsy especially when you add more than 200 parts. One way to get through is dividing whole task into pieces and save a separate Simulink file for each sub task.

Excellent tool to solve scientific and engineering problems

Bewertet am 19.6.2018
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Eyamir U.

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In the subject numerical calculation and simulation and models has been very useful to solve problems in class, as well as great help to the currency of teaching subjects

**Vorteile: **
Excellent tool to solve scientific and engineering problems with a high level language based on numerical calculations with vectors and matrices where you can work with scalar numbers both real and complex, and with strings of characters and with other more complex information structures. It also provides a very good desktop environment for iterative exploration, design and troubleshooting, aunadio to this provides graphs to visualize data and tools to create custom diagrams and also applications to adjust curves, classify data, analyze signals, adjust systems of control and many other tasks; It also has an extensive library of complementary tools for a wide variety of scientific and engineering applications. It allows the study of continuous, discrete, linear and non-linear systems, by means of internal and external description, in the time domain and frequency. Tools to create applications with custom user interfaces and with

Interfaces for C / C ++, Java, .NET, Python, SQL, Hadoop and Microsoft Excel, as well as royalty-free implementation options for sharing MATLAB programs with end users. Wide mathematical support as well as the possibility of using extended precision in the calculations, besides a wide Mathematical support besides possibility of use of precision extended in the calculations. It has a large community on the web, where there are forums and support.

**Nachteile: **
debuggin and profiling tools are not usually easy to use for some users, it also has speed problems. On the other hand, it does not have its own symbolic calculation library, which is why it uses Maple commands.

When not being designed for the work in line of commandos it does not present any menu of quick access to procedures of frequent use.

elegant but pricey computing environment, programming software

Bewertet am 21.12.2018
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Afshin A.

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Coding in MATLAB is really simple, easy and can be learned fast. Its rich toolboxes and numerous user-provided files (through its file exchange) makes it easy to quickly test and verify ideas.

The one thing I liked most compared to other languages is its gui, visualization of results and the flexibility of editing the figures and plots.

Its rich features from integration with C to parallel/distributed computations makes it appealing even to people who seek a simple coding environment which can yet deliver fast computations (although in terms of computing speed, there are better options).

**Nachteile: **
1- price: since there are few free opensource programming languages such as python and R with great community behind them and lots of functionalities, sometimes it is difficult to justify the price for someone at the entry level who wants to learn a scientific programming language.

2- Since I personally prefer object oriented programming, sometimes I find it difficult to keep track of all different function names, ... that already exist in MATLAB and its toolboxes. To me, the way python handles the packages is more appealing and helps to avoid confusion (this might be my personal preference and some may like the way the toolboxes work in MATLAB)

An Incredibly powerful piece of kit

Bewertet am 26.3.2019
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Matthew B.

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As a mechanical engineer I use Matlab literally everyday and I not sure that I would be able to live (or at least do my job very well) without it. It is a very powerful software that can be used in many different ways for different professions. I really like how many useful built in features (functions) there are, and it's great that there are many different options to choose from if you wish to add more features (tool boxes).
I like how versatile the program with when if comes to the different formats that you can import and export, for example anything from a spreadsheet full of data to a 3D CAT scan image. I feel like the possibilities are endless with what you can do with Matlab.
I also used Matlab frequently as an engineering student. It made doing complex calculations and plotting such as differential equations so much easier and saved me a great deal of time too.

**Nachteile: **
I have been using Matlab for several years now so I am very familiar with it, but it can take some time and learning to get used to at first and can feel a little intimidating. That being said, there are a wealth of resources out there, including some great tutorials on the Matlab/Mathworks website.

I use MATLAB for engineering coursework. Works well for the problems I need to solve.

Bewertet am 22.11.2017
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I was able to quickly and efficiently solve chemical engineering problems. I also have the tools to solve a wide variety of other types of engineering and math problems.

**Vorteile: **
This software works well with certain types of engineering problems, such as iterations and dew and bubble point calculations. It is very easy to write for loops, while loops, and functions, which can be used over and over again in different problems, classes and situations. There are a lot of specific packages you can get that are catered to your needs, and a lot of other majors at my school use MATLAB for a wide variety of purposes.
The syntax is not hard to use at all, and is very similar to other programming languages. If you are familiar with others, learning MATLAB is a breeze. If you aren't familiar with other programming languages, learning MATLAB is more difficult but definitely doable through a in person class or online. Like any other programming language, the more you use it the better you get.
The interface is fairly easy to use, and the debugger works well. It is easy to step through your code to see what the issues are.

**Nachteile: **
This software should implement easier ways to solve ODEs and other challenging engineering problems. Other math related software do this easily, so it should not be an issue to implement them into MATLAB. It could also be easier if the interface was easier to clean up, and if the command window results did not have so many spaces in it. I dislike having to scroll through the command window when I am trying to find results to a function that has a lot of outputs. I wish some of the add on packs came embedded in the software at the start. It is really annoying having to get a new add on pack just for one use!

Matlab is indispensable for all STEM careers, it is a complete platform to design and test concepts

Bewertet am 9.7.2018
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Nicolas C.

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This software has helped me a lot in the topic of optimization and repeating algorithms to solve some problem. In addition, the part of data management and complex operations for image processing and systems control.

**Vorteile: **
It is a tool so universal that in almost all universities it is used, it has an easy-to-understand graphical interface. It contains a basic help menu that can be extended until you see complex examples of what you want. When you want to generate algorithms, it contains a proprietary language that avoids the use of a complex syntax, unlike other programming languages. It contains many functions and pre-made algorithms that allow you to test a concept at a high level, in a few lines of code.

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not having a categorized menu with functions, many times you do not know what is available and you have to resort to the internet to search forums for the available functions, because many times you perform the algorithm from scratch, and then you realize that they had a function For that. In the simulink tool, there is a need for more things to be considered for the electronic part, due to the fact that other branches such as controls and power have enough resources, but the electronics at the level of CMOS transistors do not.

MATLAB as student and professional

Bewertet am 17.4.2019
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Samridh S.

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Overall MATLAB is a great software tool and can be of great benefit to one's career learning the tool and it's capabilities.

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I learnt how to use MATLAB as a student during my Engineering school days and very quickly I found out this is a very powerful tool. It has pre-programmed functions which can be used to make your life easier. You can also develop codes and run them to get graphs and simulations. It is extremely good at developing 2D/ 3D models where one can use it to identify poles and zero locations. Hence obviously I used it extensively for control applications. The Simulink feature which comes with MATLAB is an excellent tool which I think everyone should know how to use if they are a controls engineer. In the professional world MATLAB is used pretty much everywhere for simulation and controls applications hence if you know how to use MATLAB with Simulink it's a boost on the Resume. MATLAB has very well established help and libraries which is beneficial and comes pretty handy.

**Nachteile: **
MATLAB is a powerful tool hence it's an expensive tool. As a student it is not possible for someone to be able to afford and learn this tool however educational institutions have it. Only drawback is you cannot take it home and learn it on your own. MATLAB requires also a very fast computer as it demands a lot of power. The only major con I see is using MATLAB in place of other faster platforms such as C, C++, Python may not fancy lot of people as it takes lot of processing time compared to others.

matlab review

Bewertet am 18.2.2019
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Muhamamd W.

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AS I am using Matlab for previous 4 years and itsvery useful the more you get into it the more you find it intreting.

AS it had some issues of pricing and slow loading but due to its great features its still a useful tools for many organisation and institute

**Vorteile: **
AS I am using MATLAB over a certain years I have observed many of its features and defects.

1)MATLAB tools are best as it provide a vast library for linear algebra,Fourier,and statistics.

2)MATLAB contains a simulink library which can be use to model power systems and run simulations. MATLAB is very accurate when providing simulation result

3)using MATLAB complex problems of signal processing,image processing can be solved easily.

4)the help function of MATLAB makes its very easy to use all you have to do is just type help followed by your desired keyword and it will provide you a complete documentation of how to use the function.

5)when ever there is any mistake in your code it will clearly highlight the position and type of error.

6)MATLAB can be used to plot graphs and graphs formed are very clear and accurate.

**Nachteile: **
1)To be expert in MATLAB is not very easy.

for saving different functions you needs to have different type of files.you cannot store different functions in one .m file

2)one cannot share his MATLAB work to a person who does not have access to MATLAB.

3)Highly priced as you have to renew the license after some time of use.

4)some times the program get freeze without any reason.

Powerful and flexible computation tool

Bewertet am 1.8.2019
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Ryan L.

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I currently use MATLAB in my research in plant biomechanics. It's a powerful computational tool and very easy to get started with. We use MATLAB to perform statistical analyses, organize data, and perform engineering calculations. In the past, I've used MATLAB in coursework for optimization, control systems, dynamic system simulation, and more.

**Vorteile: **
I first used MATLAB as a novice programmer, and I found it much easier to pick up than C++, which I was also learning at the time. MATLAB is very robust, has easy-to-follow documentation, and an active community where questions can be answered. It's a great all-in-one software for research and coursework, and I know I'm only just scratching the surface of what it can do. The development environment is very flexible.

**Nachteile: **
MATLAB is not cheap, which means it's pretty unlikely you'll want to use it for personal computing. Other than that my only complaint is the difficulty of displaying everything you might want to see on a laptop screen. It's not usually a problem on a desktop, but on a laptop the different windows can get crowded, making it difficult to see what you're working on in the editor.

The standard for research

Bewertet am 12.12.2018
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Nikola S.

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I have used MATLAB to develop an app with GUI for hardware automation and data processing. I was amazed how well it worked.

In everyday work MATLAB can be used for fast model prototyping and calculations. Anything you can calculate, MATLAB does it better.

**Vorteile: **
What I like the most about software is that it can be easily used for anything from a calculator to programming full fledged GUI applications and simulation tool. As a calculator it's fast and powerful together with scripting functionality, the library of functions pretty much covers anything you can think of. It is very fast when handling a lot of data in matrix form. Parallel processing feature allows you to speed it up even faster.
GUI customization and preset scheme is great. Debugger is very intuitive and the fact that MATLAB language is a sequential programming language allows you execute lines of code independently.
Documentation is amazing! I wish every single software/programming language is documented as well as MATLAB. There is plenty of examples for any function that just work when you copy paste them.

**Nachteile: **
The Mac OSX version is not developed well enough to take advantage of all OSX features in my opinion. For example MATLAB manages clipboard really funky on Mac. I couldn't get any 3rd party snippet clipboard managers to work well with MATLAB (anyone who programs a lot knows how helpful these are). I couldn't get third party editors to work with.

MATLAB for daily engineering solutions

Bewertet am 28.5.2019
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Our research group has benefited a lot from simple mathematical calculations to advanced programming for solving variety of civil engineering problems. If you know the theory, you could implement it easily over MATLAB for a simulation of a real time scenario. Inside definitely suggest this a must know tool for any civil engineers.

**Vorteile: **
The plethora of support options for solving variety of engineering problems is an impressive thing about Matlab. The toolboxes separately provided for specific domains is really helpful. Also, it has an open community of users who constant works on bettering the software. So, more and more functionalities for much advanced problems are being introduced everyday and the software is constantly evolving which is well appreciated.

**Nachteile: **
The last thing I want the software to do is crash and it happens to me, mostly due to the limitations of my old computer hardware. More often that that, it slows down and takes time to boot on the first start of the day. This is prominent for the latest versions, which is expected. With greater power come greater requirements.

Programming, Modeling and Simulation in one platform

Bewertet am 2.8.2019
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Tilanka D.

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This is the best software I ever seen in mathematical calculations. It has high performance, good accuracy and it is a genius software used in many engineering fields related to electrical and mechanical.

**Vorteile: **
It has very easy programming instructions and user friendly interface. MATLAB can solve complex mathematical processes like neural networks, mechanical controlling, image processing withing few lines of codes or less selected options. It can easily use for activities like mathematical calculations, analysis of information, programming purposes with just limited technical knowledge. There are many tutorials for beginners and advanced users.

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The main problem is that it is not free, if can be release a free version for student it will be very useful. Sometimes it is very difficult to understand some errors and mathematical errors for beginners without having good guidance. There are no special guidance in the software for options found in advanced simulations.Computer needs some higher performances to get best performance in MATLAB.

The best interpreted language for a wide variety of engineering and science applications

Bewertet am 25.7.2018
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Rodrigo G.

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Ease of use and increased productivity in many tasks, from simple to very complex ones. There are nice APIs used for mathematical optimisation such as AMPL, Gurobi or CVX, that are very well integrated and that are enhanced by the immense usefulness of MATLAB.

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MATLAB is a easy to use and efficient science oriented interpreted language and as such it is very easy to use and well integrated with other commercial solutions. It has an impressive list of carefully designed and well maintained packages that make any user very proficient in any scientific application. The included documentation is superb and the community is very supportive. One last good thing is that the software is very common among many circles, this means there are a lot of APIs designed to work with MATLAB.

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Unlike compiled languages (e.g. C++), it is relatively slow for some low-level computations.

It is a bit expensive if you compare it with general use programming languages such as Python, but being honest, the Pros described before compensate for this.

NO MORE FEAR ON COMPLEX CALCULATIONS.

Bewertet am 30.7.2019
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I highly suggest matlab not only for engineers but also to the people who work in research field. This is a fundamental software that everyone must get use to it. Its easily understandable and deployable.

Matlab doesn't requires much technical knowledge to utilize.

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Matlab is a product that I started using from my college life. As an engineer I personally say that matlab has becom a part of my day to day life. Its an amazing tool to solve variety of complex calculations and mathematical operations. It also helped me in my research work by its various plots made me understand the differences in variables. It has a very good user friendly interface. Even though the 2019 versions requires a high quality system once you deploy the software it will run very smoothly.

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Personally I love to work with matlab. The only problem I faced is it sometimes glitches when I process videos.

It has been really helpful for in my experience as student for the past 10 years

Bewertet am 9.4.2018
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I have made a lot of assignments with Matlab. Also it served as a validation tool for capstone project and for master's thesis. Currently, I use Matlab daily for my PhD classes.

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It is really easy to use. One of the thing that I really like is the fast computation of large matrix operations. The comparison between quantities is very fast, allowing the fast processing of many algorithms.
Regarding the script editor, the written code is really easy to debug at any time. It is easy to code since the program itself marks a lot things that the user must change to correct the syntax and to enhance the processing. The user defined functions works as fast as the built-in functions.
The price of toolboxes are affordable for students when it is first time is bought.

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Sometimes, it is not easy to visualize matrices and numbers in general in the command windows. A compact manner to show these quantities might be a improvement of the software.

Matlab Review

Bewertet am 22.7.2019
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Reshmi G.

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As an engineering student, Matlab solves a lot of problems with ease as compared with Python, where I have to write lengthy pieces of code to make a simple calculation. Other than the ridiculous pricing, Matlab is a to-go software for all engineering students. The price definitely pulls back the value of fantastic set of benefits though.

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Matlab has one of the best IDE's as compared to other scripting languages like Python, and R. Matlab is primarily used to solve math-based problems with ease which requires multiple lines of code in Python and R, and humongous chunks of code in low-level languages like C, C++, etc.
Additionally, their ever increasing set of toolboxes catered to different domains like Machine Learning, Parallel Computing, Optimization, Curve Fitting, etc. helps users to solve myriad problems at hand with ease.

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The problems with Matlab is that it is closed source and expensive. There's no way to figure out how certain things are analyzed. Individuals without any company or university affiliation cannot afford to buy Matlab, and their trial version only works for 30 days.

MATLAB - a great simulation profile

Bewertet am 10.8.2019
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MATLAB is being used in our organization as we use the Simulink library provided in Matlab to model signal processing. It accurately addresses the problems that we face in actual applications and provides an opportunity for modelling and testing.

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MATLAB is an easy to use, reliable and accurate mathematical modelling application which address iterative analysis and design problems using a programming language that expresses matrix and array mathematics. MATLAB provides the opportunity to model anything in any field like electronics, power systems, circuit design, signal processing and neural networks.

MATLAB is known for its high performance and being accurate. I have never experienced crashes in MATLAB or inaccurate calculations. MATLAB has a great user interface and provides simulation and modelling results very clearly and user friendly. MATLAB is a well documented and tested mathematical modelling software with almost zero bugs.

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MATLAB is not suitable for heavy duty programming because it's programming language is based on mathematical modelling. MATLAB syntax and usage can be confusing to first time users. Therefore it is recommended to learn how to work with MATLAB before using. MATLAB uses the propriety programming language developed by MathWorks which might not be familiar if you are experienced with another programming language. Also you need to have a Mathworks account to get technical support.