dodzy wrote: »
Matlab suggestions anyone ?
BrianDug wrote: »
MATLAB is ~80euro for a student licence (if you have a college email address) it will have about 5 toolboxes with it included. The full version has all the tool boxes but it costs thousands. The tool boxes are only addons so you can buy them for 20e each if needed. MATLAB works without the toolboxes.
AutoCAD is free again with student email address, google autodesk students and you can download all their software free as a student.
As Turbulent Bill said Octave is a similar free version to MATLAB but I would recommend you splash out and buy MATLAB.
Just a note: when you first see MATLAB it does not look like much but its extremely powerful once you know how to use it.
cerastes wrote: »
I know this is reviving something a bit, but its very relevant to my query.
How much less functional (or limited from a learning point of view?) is matlab without the extra toolboxes and what do they do?
I dont have a student email so am looking to get into something like this before doing a course so I can put it into use or hit the ground running as Ive experienced matlab previously where it was a side thing to a subject, where an entire module seems like it could have been dedicated to teaching a subject in or the use of it alone.
Turbulent Bill wrote: »
Haven't used Matlab in a while, but from memory the toolboxes were nice-to-have but certainly not essential. You inevitably end up writing plenty of your own code regardless of the application, and once you know the basics you can pretty much do anything.
cerastes wrote: »
Good place to start? I dont have a student email
Is there anything with tutorials, that I could work alongside?
I know I could try opensource stuff too, but I find its not as easy or familiar or that Id have the time to incorporate that element when already trying to learn something,
Ive done a bit of maths in the past but Ive forgotten most of it, do I need to brush up on that for this?