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MATLAB vs RStudio: What are the differences?

MATLAB: A high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming. Using MATLAB, you can analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications. The language, tools, and built-in math functions enable you to explore multiple approaches and reach a solution faster than with spreadsheets or traditional programming languages, such as C/C++ or Java; RStudio: Open source and enterprise-ready professional software for the R community. An integrated development environment for R, with a console, syntax-highlighting editor that supports direct code execution Publish and distribute data products across your organization. One button deployment of Shiny applications, R Markdown reports, Jupyter Notebooks, and more. Collections of R functions, data, and compiled code in a well-defined format. You can expand the types of analyses you do by adding packages..

MATLAB and RStudio can be categorized as "Languages" tools.

RStudio is an open source tool with 2.85K GitHub stars and 703 GitHub forks. Here's a link to RStudio's open source repository on GitHub.

Empatica, Wham City Lights, and Sante Capital are some of the popular companies that use MATLAB, whereas RStudio is used by Apptopia, DataGlen, and Polydice. MATLAB has a broader approval, being mentioned in 14 company stacks & 145 developers stacks; compared to RStudio, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 25 developer stacks.

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Pros of MATLAB
Pros of RStudio
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    Simulink
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    Functions, statements, plots, directory navigation easy
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    Model based software development
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    S-Functions
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    REPL
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    Simple variabel control
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    Solve invertible matrix
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    Visual editor for R Markdown documents
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    In-line code execution using blocks
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    Can be themed
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    In-line graphing support
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    Latex support
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    Sophitiscated statistical packages
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    Supports Rcpp, python and SQL

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Cons of MATLAB
Cons of RStudio
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    Parameter-value pairs syntax to pass arguments clunky
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    Does not support named function arguments
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    Doesn't allow unpacking tuples/arguments lists with *
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    What is MATLAB?

    Using MATLAB, you can analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications. The language, tools, and built-in math functions enable you to explore multiple approaches and reach a solution faster than with spreadsheets or traditional programming languages, such as C/C++ or Java.

    What is RStudio?

    An integrated development environment for R, with a console, syntax-highlighting editor that supports direct code execution. Publish and distribute data products across your organization. One button deployment of Shiny applications, R Markdown reports, Jupyter Notebooks, and more. Collections of R functions, data, and compiled code in a well-defined format. You can expand the types of analyses you do by adding packages.

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    What are some alternatives to MATLAB and RStudio?
    R Language
    R provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, ...) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible.
    NumPy
    Besides its obvious scientific uses, NumPy can also be used as an efficient multi-dimensional container of generic data. Arbitrary data-types can be defined. This allows NumPy to seamlessly and speedily integrate with a wide variety of databases.
    Octave
    It is software featuring a high-level programming language, primarily intended for numerical computations. Octave helps in solving linear and nonlinear problems numerically, and for performing other numerical experiments using a language that is mostly compatible with MATLAB.
    Tableau
    Tableau can help anyone see and understand their data. Connect to almost any database, drag and drop to create visualizations, and share with a click.
    Python
    Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
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