MATLAB vs Xamarin: What are the differences?
Developers describe MATLAB 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. On the other hand, Xamarin is detailed as "Create iOS, Android and Mac apps in C#". Xamarin’s Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry’s most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
MATLAB and Xamarin are primarily classified as "Languages" and "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools respectively.
"Simulink" is the top reason why over 8 developers like MATLAB, while over 111 developers mention "Power of c# on mobile devices" as the leading cause for choosing Xamarin.
According to the StackShare community, Xamarin has a broader approval, being mentioned in 74 company stacks & 65 developers stacks; compared to MATLAB, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 23 developer stacks.