MathWorks Matlab is #15 ranked solution in top Data Science Platforms. IT Central Station users give MathWorks Matlab an average rating of 8 out of 10.
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Test run my algorithms with ease before I develop the full software application
Pros and Cons
"Personally for me, because I do a lot of development, I like that it is easy to test mathematical algorithms with several matrix calculations. It's perfect for that."
"To make use of the GPU, you have to have an Nvidia card. What I would want it to do is to run in Next Generation with Intel or AMD, and not just with Nvidia."
What is our primary use case?
The primary use case of this solution to test run my algorithms before I develop the software in Visual Studio.
I use MATLAB quite often.
What is most valuable?
Personally for me, because I do a lot of development, I like that it is easy to test mathematical algorithms with several matrix calculations. It's perfect for that.
What needs improvement?
The support needs to be improved. You have to pay an extra fee to get support. To have it included with the license would be better.
To make use of the GPU, you have to have an Nvidia card. What I would want it to do is to run in Next Generation with Intel or AMD, and not just with Nvidia.
For me, my laptop has an Nvidia GPU, so it's good for me. For those who have AMD or Intel, they cannot run codes with those GPUs because MATLAB only runs on Nvidia. If there is a way to correct this issue, it would be helpful for many people.
In the next release, I would like to see the support be better, faster, and they should have multilingual support systems. Currently, it's difficult as I have to contact them in Germany. My German is not that good and sometimes they don't speak English very well.
There are so many add-ons that I have to purchase and I can make use of them all. For example, with the statistical add-on, it has some shortcut options that I cannot make use of. One of them is FFT and because I can write my algorithms I can get it, but it has become expensive.
I have to purchase all of the add-ons to have access to every single algorithm that is in MATLAB itself.
It would be helpful and it would make it simple if this was already a part of the MATLAB software without any additional add-ons. For example, specific statistical functions that everyone needs, you shouldn't have to pay extra for those specific features.
For how long have I used the solution?
I have been using this solution for six to seven years.
I have a 2007 version that I use for the Vision systems tool and some statistical tools, but I now have the 2017 version which is the latest.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
This solution is stable. I don't have any complaints.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
This solution is scalable.
How are customer service and technical support?
Initially, I had support for a year, and it was good, but the company did not renew the support so I no longer had access to good support.
When I had it initially, it was really good and worth it.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
Previously I did not use any other solution. I have always used MATLAB.
I would like to make changes to other things but MATLAB has always been my number one choice.
How was the initial setup?
The initial setup is easy. It takes time but it's easy.
It depends on how many add-ons you have but typically if you have five or six add-ons it can take an hour.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
We have a single user license. Support and add-ons are an extra fee.
What other advice do I have?
I write my algorithms.
This solution is pretty good, I truly enjoy it. It's almost a perfect piece of software for me. There are a few things here and there but overall, I don't have any complaints.
I would recommend this solution.
I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.