Recommendations for Matlab vs open source Octave Scilab and the student edition

(Last Updated On: March 13, 2013)

Recommendations for Matlab vs open source Octave Scilab and the student edition

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i,
1. Do you recommend $99 student version or is it too crippled for any useful work?

–> Yes you are crippled as your datasets cannot be bigger than a few hundred
2. Do you recommend Octave / Scilab as a replacement?

–> For basic non toolbox Matlab stuff, it is possible but I am using lots Matlab toolboxes which Octave and Scilab are not compatible with
3. Do you know by any chance, if free trial of Matlab and all the toolboxes will do the job, though for a week or so?
–> I understand they give away 3 month trials
Thanks in advance

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