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Erlang vs MATLAB: What are the differences?

What is Erlang? A programming language used to build massively scalable soft real-time systems with requirements on high availability. Some of Erlang's uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance. OTP is set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing middle-ware to develop these systems.

What is 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.

Erlang and MATLAB belong to "Languages" category of the tech stack.

"Real time, distributed applications" is the top reason why over 49 developers like Erlang, while over 8 developers mention "Simulink" as the leading cause for choosing MATLAB.

Erlang is an open source tool with 7.74K GitHub stars and 2.1K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Erlang's open source repository on GitHub.

AdRoll, Grooveshark, and Heroku are some of the popular companies that use Erlang, whereas MATLAB is used by Empatica, Wham City Lights, and Walter. Erlang has a broader approval, being mentioned in 70 company stacks & 47 developers stacks; compared to MATLAB, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 23 developer stacks.

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What is Erlang?

Some of Erlang's uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance. OTP is set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing middle-ware to develop these systems.

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.
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    What are some alternatives to Erlang and MATLAB?
    Elixir
    Elixir leverages the Erlang VM, known for running low-latency, distributed and fault-tolerant systems, while also being successfully used in web development and the embedded software domain.
    Haskell
    Go
    Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.
    Clojure
    Clojure is designed to be a general-purpose language, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming. Clojure is a compiled language - it compiles directly to JVM bytecode, yet remains completely dynamic. Clojure is a dialect of Lisp, and shares with Lisp the code-as-data philosophy and a powerful macro system.
    Akka
    Akka is a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed, and resilient message-driven applications on the JVM.
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    Consul
    Consul
    Elixir
    Elixir
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    Erlang

    Postmates built a tool called Bazaar that helps onboard new partners and handles several routine tasks, like nightly emails to merchants alerting them about items that are out of stock.

    Since they ran Bazaar across multiple instances, the team needed to avoid sending multiple emails to their partners by obtaining lock across multiple hosts. To solve their challenge, they created and open sourced ConsulMutEx, and an Elixir module for acquiring and releasing locks with Consul and other backends.

    It works with Consul鈥檚 KV store, as well as other backends, including ets, Erlang鈥檚 in-memory database.

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    Elixir
    Elixir
    Phoenix Framework
    Phoenix Framework
    Erlang
    Erlang
    Credo
    Credo
    Hex
    Hex
    AppSignal
    AppSignal

    Another major decision was to adopt Elixir and Phoenix Framework - the DX (Developer eXperience) is pretty similar to what we know from RoR, but this tech is running on the top of rock-solid Erlang platform which is powering planet-scale telecom solutions for 20+ years. So we're getting pretty much the best from both worlds: minimum friction & smart conventions that eliminate the excessive boilerplate AND highly concurrent EVM (Erlang's Virtual Machine) that makes all the scalability problems vanish. The transition was very smooth - none of Ruby developers we had decided to leave because of Elixir. What is more, we kept recruiting Ruby developers w/o any requirement regarding Elixir proficiency & we still were able to educate them internally in almost no time. Obviously Elixir comes with some more tools in the stack: Credo , Hex , AppSignal (required to properly monitor BEAM apps).

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    Avatar of Ralic Lo
    Ralic Lo uses MATLABMATLAB

    For math calculation and solve partial differential equation numerically.

    Avatar of Analytical Informatics
    Analytical Informatics uses ErlangErlang

    The central business logic and ETL engine is written in Erlang.

    Avatar of Eliana Abraham
    Eliana Abraham uses MATLABMATLAB

    I used to be an EE major so you can see where that comes from.

    Avatar of Mathias Vonende
    Mathias Vonende uses ErlangErlang

    Very nice programming language, used for backend integration.

    Avatar of Solcast
    Solcast uses MATLABMATLAB

    Prediction, modelling, and simulation for Solar predictions

    Avatar of Ryan Jennings
    Ryan Jennings uses ErlangErlang

    foundation VM for phoenix framework

    Avatar of Software Joint
    Software Joint uses ErlangErlang

    Cowboy web server serves content

    Avatar of KongHack Inc.
    KongHack Inc. uses ErlangErlang

    Custom plugins for ejabberd

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