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MATLAB vs Visual Basic: What are the differences?

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.

What is Visual Basic? Modern, high-level, multi-paradigm, general-purpose programming language for building apps using Visual Studio and the .NET Framework. Visual Basic is derived from BASIC and enables the rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects.

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

According to the StackShare community, Visual Basic has a broader approval, being mentioned in 10 company stacks & 26 developers stacks; compared to MATLAB, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 23 developer stacks.

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Pros of MATLAB
Pros of Visual Basic
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    Simulink
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    Functions, statements, plots, directory navigation easy
  • 3
    Model based software development
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    S-Functions
  • 2
    REPL
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    Simple variabel control
  • 1
    Solve invertible matrix
  • 5
    ALGOL-like syntax makes code more readable
  • 3
    XML Literals

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Cons of MATLAB
Cons of Visual Basic
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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 *
  • 4
    Specific to the microsoft platform

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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 Visual Basic?

Visual Basic is derived from BASIC and enables the rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects.

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What are some alternatives to MATLAB and Visual Basic?
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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