MATLAB

MATLAB

by The MathWorks

Who Uses MATLAB?

Cloud-based and on-premise programming, modeling and simulation platform that enables users to analyze data, create algorithms, build models and run deployed models.

What Is MATLAB?

A programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numerical computation.

MATLAB Details

The MathWorks

http://www.mathworks.com

MATLAB Pricing Overview

MATLAB does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

Pricing Details

Contact The MathWorks for pricing details.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Installed - Mac

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Installed - Windows

Training

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

MATLAB Features

Data Visualisation Tools
Analytics/Reporting
Content Management
Custom Dashboards
Filtered Views
OLAP
Relational Display
Simulation Models
Visual Discovery
AI/Machine Learning
Benchmarking
Data Blending
Data Mining
Demand Forecasting
For Education
For Healthcare
Modeling & Simulation
Sentiment Analysis
3D Modeling
Agent-Based Modeling
Continuous Modeling
Design Analysis
Direct Manipulation
Discrete Event Modeling
Dynamic Modeling
Graphical Modeling
Industry Specific Database
Monte Carlo Simulation
Motion Modeling
Presentation Tools
Stochastic Modeling
Turbulence Modeling

MATLAB Reviews

Showing 5 of 1,276 reviews

Overall
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4.2/5
Features
4.6/5
Value for Money
4.1/5
Alex R.
CWO
Information Technology & Services, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/01/2020

"Amazing tool once you get to know it"

Comments: I administer this at work and use it personally. So far it has been great

Pros: So many features! This tool can do anything once you learn how to use it. I recommend some sort of class to teach you how to use it

Cons: severe learning curve especially if you haven't used any modeling software ever. Can be a bit intimidating at first

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/01/2020
Gianetan S.
Assistant Professor in Computer Applications
Research, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 13/12/2019

"The Harbinger of Engineering Research"

Comments: MATLAB has been at the centerstage of our academic activities in general and research in particular. It has helped in solving research problems in the area of image processing. Medical diagnosis of various diseases, object recognition and character recognition are some specific areas in which MATLAB has been really useful. Now I am also researching in the area of data science. I have found it to be surprisingly and pleasantly useful in this area although people are making use of Python and its libraries and R for this purpose.

Pros: The abstraction of best of the cutting edge techniques scaled down to function level makes it powerhouse of research in the field of science and engineering. Input of data in the form of matrices make it intuitive to use and visualization of data makes it an extension of your own mind. It doesn't take much time before it gets you working with the lifeless data transforming it useful insights.

Cons: The black box approach of using functions wherein you are aware what the input and output of function is but not its source code is a double edge sword. Whereas it makes it easy to use the function per se but it also makes it difficult to customize software. The source code of the commonly used functions should be available.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 13/12/2019
Matthew C.
Software Engineer
Environmental Services, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    2/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    2/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/09/2019

"Handy for data scientists - frustrating for developers"

Pros: For mathematicians and data scientists, MATLAB is easy to pick up and intuitive to use.

Cons: As a developer, I have a few issues with MATLAB. Its best practices would generally regarded as bad practices in other languages, meaning that experience often doesn't translate. When developing modular and extensible applications, MATLAB's runtime performance seems to degrade when compared to other languages, despite uitilising Java for a number of backend processes. Frequently, when working with legacy MATLAB code, I often find myself thinking that a given task could be easier achieved and made more maintainable with Python and its innumerable free packages, in contrast to MATLAB's toolboxes, which tend to require more money.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/09/2019
Atanu kumar S.
Graduate Research Assistant
Education Management, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/06/2020

"A Simple yet Powerful Computational Tool"

Comments: I have been using MATLAB for last 10-12 years. It is my day to day computational companion. I have been implemented several numerical solvers for complex equations and algorithms in MATLAB. Starting from simple calculations to very complex solvers, built-in MATLAB functions are always a plus point when compared to other coding platforms, such as C, C++, C sharp, etc. I also have used MATLAB for plotting scientific and statistical data for publication. It does a great job of doing what it is supposed to do.

Pros: Matlab is a versatile computational tool for a diverse field of physical, mathematical, and social sciences. The most important features of MATLAB are the simple user-friendly interface, tons of library functions, and a significant amount of examples. Starting from data visualization, numerical calculation/computation to solving machine learning algorithms, this software provides a very easy to follow documentation. Writing code in MATLAB is extremely easy and well guided. Visualization tools are extremely handy. Moreover, there are several toolboxes which can be helpful for different engineering application.

Cons: Sometimes the software can become very slow in performance. Depending on the configuration of the computer, it can take up to a minute to complete the initialization. Even though MATLAB supports parallel computation, the pulling of the parallel nodes may be time-consuming, therefore, not very useful for medium load computations. Sometimes the newer version may not support the library functions from the older version and it can cause unnecessary waste of time.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/06/2020
Raveena S.
Graduate Research Assistant
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 1/08/2019

"MATLAB is easy to use and very vast and useful. There's nothing else like it"

Comments: It is indispensable. I can't do any work without it. It has vast number of applications. Been using it for multiple completely different things since 10+ years now.

Pros: Easy to use, Vast, Multiple applications, Efficient, Indispensable

Cons: It is slow, specially if there are long programs.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 1/08/2019