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MATLAB Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to MATLAB for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is GNU Octave, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to MATLAB and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to MATLAB are Scilab, R (programming language), Julia and SciPy & Numpy.

MATLAB alternatives are mainly Programming Languages but may also be Calculators or Statistical Analyzers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MATLAB.
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  1. GNU Octave icon

    GNU Octave

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    64 alternatives to GNU Octave 

    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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    It is really an alternative since it is compatible with nearly all scripts created on matlab.

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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.

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    cristianmangano2

    it is often faster, as well as being free

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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.

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    Guest

    Complete and almost 100% compatible replication of 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.

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    cryoff

    It is actively developing open source project

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  2. Scilab icon

    Scilab

    • FreeOpen Source
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    54 alternatives to Scilab 

    Scilab is a scientific software package for numerical computations providing a powerful open computing environment for engineering and scientific applications. Scilab is an open source software and includes hundreds of mathematical functions with the possibility to add...

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    Scilab has the most features and is the best quality of full-featured numerical computation softwares even though its language is not MATLAB compatible.

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  3. R (programming language) icon

    R (programming language)

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    95 alternatives to R (programming language) 

    R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is a GNU project which is similar to the S language and environment which was developed at Bell Laboratories (formerly AT&T, now Lucent Technologies) by John Chambers and colleagues. R can be consider.

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    1.  Support for scriptingR (programming language) supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Very different syntax, not very efficient for numerical computation outside the libraries available.

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  4. Julia icon

    Julia

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    39 alternatives to Julia 

    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. It provides a sophisticated compiler, distributed parallel execution, numerical accuracy, and an...

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    SciPy & Numpy

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    43 alternatives to SciPy & Numpy 

    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. The SciPy library depends on NumPy, which provides convenient and fast N-dimensional...

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    Mathematica

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    76 alternatives to Mathematica 

    Mathematica is a computational software program used widely in scientific, engineering, and mathematical fields and other areas of technical computing.

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    Almost everyone thinks Mathematica is a great alternative to MATLAB.
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    MATLAB is a Software to find Numerical solutions for Mathematical Problems while Wolfram is a CAS system

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  7. SageMath icon

    SageMath

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    57 alternatives to SageMath 

    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.

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    Dynamically visualize effects of of parameters on calculations with Interact
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    Maxima

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    31 alternatives to Maxima 

    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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  9. GnuPlot icon

    GnuPlot

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    50 alternatives to GnuPlot 

    Gnuplot is a portable command-line driven interactive data and function plotting utility. It was originally intended as to allow scientists and students to visualize mathematical functions and data. It does this job pretty well, but has grown to support many non-interactive...

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    1.  Command line interfaceGnuPlot either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  10. Orange icon

    Orange

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    16 alternatives to Orange 

    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

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