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Date Added:Jul. 14, 2009
Price:Free to try
Downloads Last Week:2,865
Product ranking:#1 in Math Software
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Math oriented computational environment with integrated data graphics/plotting without linking to a spreadsheet or the math and graphics libraries C doesn't have.
Program syntax and function are eccentric, inconsistent, incompatible, buggy. Its like its decades of code from interns who came and went with different ideas that no one else managed or maintains.
Program logic is derived from scripting an interactive console session of a 1980's symbolic math program. It tends to make a lot of assumptions and decisions about "what you want" using an obsolete interactive concept.
Incomplete documentation - the syntax and operation of many basic common functions isn't documented.
After 3 decades this is still a grad student's project that mostly works if you work around the bugs. Fans tend to have invested so much effort making it work they have the engineer's version of Stockholm syndrome.
It fills a hole left by the C/C++ language's poor support of computational programming (inefficient push/pop argument list, slow array addressing, no support for the complex data type, 1970's teletype i/o model has never been updated to include any platform independent plotting or GUI)
FORTRAN supports complex math and any recent (2000's) version can do parallel processing of vector and array operations. FORTRAN fell out of fashion back in the 1980's when Pascal became the rage, and also doesn't have a platform independent graphics suite.
MathWorks markets itself relentlessly at low/no to colleges to maintain its user-base. Hopefully the employer will pick up the exorbitant license fee after graduation, but contractors, temps, and consultants won't appreciate the high cost and will seek alternate platforms.
Great software. I use it for my work and consulting gigs. Expensive license though, so I switched to free online alternatives like www.saturnapi.com
Should have online cloud service to store my files and data like www.saturnapi.com
A wide array of functions, great support
Why not using MATLAB online?
Even better is to use MATLAB online without any download or installation. Just sign up and start using MATLAB immediately from any device or platform - MAC, PC, Android, iOS
does anything you ask it to, the limit is only your imagination and abilities
rather steep learning curve
I am deaply concerned on this because of the advantages involved.
If I am given the opportunity, I'll make sure every student in Africa is using your product.
You'd think this software needs no further introduction and praise. This is quite clearly the best and most complex technical computing environment (and scripting language etc), as well as probably the industry standard.
I remember it felt quite unfriendly when I started with it, but I guess any program does. Overall, it's definitely easier to use than any other major software alternative (of equal power) that I know of
Start getting good with Matlab - it's worth it. Great community support on the Mathworks Exchange means you'll always benefit from quick advice from other users, as well as custom user-submitted scripts, etc. Excellent support from the developers (Mathworks) too - many of the feedback suggestions I sent to them were implemented in subsequent versions, which is a pleasant suprise when coming from a big software company.
this product is very fantastic.
it takes too much time in downloading
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|Publisher web site||http://www.mathworks.com|
|Release Date||March 14, 2009|
|Date Added||July 14, 2009|
|Operating Systems||Windows 2000/XP/Vista|
|File Name||External File|
|Downloads Last Week||2,865|
|License Model||Free to try|