What is MATLAB?
MATLAB is a 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. Although it is numeric only, an optional toolbox uses the MuPAD symbolic engine, allowing access to computer algebra capabilities. An additional package, Simulink, adds graphical multidomain simulation and Model-Based Design for dynamic and embedded systems.
- 3.28 avg rating
Comments and Reviews
Recent user activities on MATLAB
- thinks GNU Octave is an alternative to MATLAB
- liked MATLAB
- Upvoted a comment on MATLABThere's no single reason nowadays to use MATLAB. It's a proprietary programming language with only one provider and one IDE. The best alternative is R, that has thousands of packages for statistics (eg. bayesian, time series...), data mining and wrangling or plotting, and it has various IDEs (let's say RStudio). Its packages cover areas of investigation going from genomics (see bioconductor) to ecology, sociology, BI or AI. Other languages like python or Julia can do anything MATLAB does too.