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    Best MATLAB Alternatives

    MATLAB is described as 'numerical computing environment and programming language. Maintained by The MathWorks, MATLAB allows easy matrix manipulation, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs in other languages' and is a very popular app in the development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to MATLAB for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is GNU Octave, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MATLAB are Scilab, R (programming language), SciPy & Numpy and Julia.

    MATLAB is mainly a Programming Language but alternatives to it may also be Calculators or IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MATLAB.
    This page was last updated Apr 22, 2022
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    1. Octave is a computer program for performing numerical computations which is mostly compatible with MATLAB. It is part of the GNU Project. It is free software under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
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      Almost everyone thinks GNU Octave is a great alternative to MATLAB.
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      If you are a student and want to perform numerical analysis most of the times Octave is a great alternative to Matlab.
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      It is an open source clone of MATLAB. Save for a few features that have yet to be updated/added, the syntax and functionality are identical between the two.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      Works just like Matlab (Minus the toolboxes, for those you will need Matlab), but for Matlab 'like' work Octave works great. You can sit down with a Matlab book and go through it with Octave and have few problems. Octave documentation is excellent.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      ahmed_meeske GNU Octave uses the same language of coding that MATLAB with a very title difference. But currently GNU Octave do not has any tool like Simulink (for simulation and modul-based disign) that MATLAB uses.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      Complete and almost 100% compatible replication of MATLAB.
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      cryoff It is actively developing open source project
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      Same to same commands from MATLAB
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      Scilab is a scientific software package for numerical computations providing a powerful open computing environment for engineering and scientific applications.
      Scilab vs MATLAB opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Scilab is a great alternative to MATLAB.
      Scilab has the most features and is the best quality of full-featured numerical computation softwares even though its language is not MATLAB compatible.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    2. R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.
      R (programming language) vs MATLAB opinions
      Most users think R (programming language) is a great alternative to MATLAB.
      Very different syntax, not very efficient for numerical computation outside the libraries available.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      SciPy (pronounced "Sigh Pie") is open-source software for mathematics, science, and engineering. It is also the name of a very popular conference on scientific programming with Python.
      Almost everyone thinks SciPy & Numpy is a great alternative to MATLAB.
    3. Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing, with syntax that is familiar to users of other technical computing environments.
      Almost everyone thinks Julia is a great alternative to MATLAB.


    4. Mathematica is a computational software program used widely in scientific, engineering, and mathematical fields and other areas of technical computing.
      Mathematica vs MATLAB opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Mathematica is a great alternative to MATLAB.
      MATLAB is a Software to find Numerical solutions for Mathematical Problems while Wolfram is a CAS system
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    5. Online math solver, equation library, graphing calculator and science/engineering problem helper.
      Almost everyone thinks fxSolver is a great alternative to MATLAB.
    6. SageMath is a free open-source mathematics software system licensed under the GPL. It builds on top of many existing open-source packages: NumPy, SciPy, matplotlib, Sympy, Maxima, GAP, FLINT, R and many more.
      Most users think SageMath is a great alternative to MATLAB.
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      Maxima is a system for the manipulation of symbolic and numerical expressions, including differentiation, integration, Taylor series, Laplace transforms, ordinary differential equations, systems of linear equations, polynomials, and sets, lists, vectors, matrices, and tensors.
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      cryoff Best free tool for symbolic computations
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    7. Orange is an open-source, cross-platform data mining and machine learning suite. It features visual programming as intuitive means of combining data analysis and interactive visualization methods into powerful workflows.
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      Orange is a GOOD program and valuable addition for data analysts. Can it Replace Matlab. No, but it's very valuable alongside Matlab
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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