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Markdown vs MATLAB: What are the differences?

Developers describe Markdown as "Text-to-HTML conversion tool/syntax for web writers, by John Gruber". Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML. On the other hand, MATLAB is detailed as "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.

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

"Easy formatting" is the primary reason why developers consider Markdown over the competitors, whereas "Simulink" was stated as the key factor in picking MATLAB.

According to the StackShare community, Markdown has a broader approval, being mentioned in 756 company stacks & 718 developers stacks; compared to MATLAB, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 23 developer stacks.

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Pros of Markdown
Pros of MATLAB
  • 345
    Easy formatting
  • 245
    Widely adopted
  • 194
    Intuitive
  • 136
    Github integration
  • 40
    Great for note taking
  • 2
    Defacto GitHub lingo
  • 14
    Simulink
  • 5
    Functions, statements, plots, directory navigation easy
  • 3
    S-Functions
  • 2
    REPL
  • 2
    Model based software development
  • 1
    Simple variabel control
  • 1
    Solve invertible matrix

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Cons of Markdown
Cons of MATLAB
  • 1
    Inconsistend flavours eg github, reddit, mmd etc
  • 1
    Limited syntax
  • 1
    Not suitable for longer documents
  • 1
    Non-extensible
  • 1
    No right indentation
  • 1
    No underline
  • 1
    Cannot centralise (HTML code needed)
  • 1
    Unable to indent tables
  • 1
    Parameter-value pairs syntax to pass arguments clunky
  • 0
    Does not support named function arguments
  • 0
    Doesn't allow unpacking tuples/arguments lists with *

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What is Markdown?

Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.

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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