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why is MATLAB so popular?

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PG1995

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Hi

I have beginner-level knowledge of C++. I have read that MATLAB is also language. What is so special about it that it is being taught in every school? Could you please give me some information on that? Thank you
 

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MATLAB was the first matrix based numerical analysis tool software specially designed to engineering, easy to learn, due to its intuitive language, similar to C.

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Well said Andre,

MATLAB also benefited greatly from the ability to extend it's basic features through the use of the "Toolbox" concept. The "Toolbox" is used by not only MATLAB, but a myriad of other companies have created their own application specific "Toolboxes" to expand MATLAB's capabilities.
 

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Yeah...

And also other attached tools, like Simulink with several funcionalityes.
The free student version was an marketing strategy that atracted a wide amount of persons at academinc community, and guarantee its usage at professional work.

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You can be sure that sooner or later you will start to use MATLAB :wink:
 

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