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Who bought or supplied you your current copy of MATLAB?

My school supplies me as a student
63%
School bought it (prof, staff,etc.)
10%
I bought my own (student, home, etc
5%
My company/gov't/organization
17%
I'm using a free trial right now.
4%
Gift from someone (e.g. Mathworks)
1%
17288 votes

samuraix
samuraix on 21 Jul 2022 at 10:44
i found a crack version online...
Pavel
Pavel on 5 Jun 2022
oky
sarah wentzel
sarah wentzel on 22 Apr 2022
Mandatory course. Otherwise...
Aayush Boliya
Aayush Boliya on 4 Mar 2022

From the Carribean Sea

W waheed
W waheed on 28 Feb 2022

i dont understand the need for comments on a poll.

DGM
DGM on 28 Feb 2022

... are you sure about that?

Yoav Bressler
Yoav Bressler on 8 May 2022
Where else can we discuss the importance of comments on polls?
DGM
DGM on 8 May 2022
In case it weren't obvious, I was pointing out the fact that W waheed's comment is its own counterevidence.
That is, the purpose for a comment section on anything is to provide a place to put commentary -- including suggestions that commentary is unnecessary.
Sugar Daddy
Sugar Daddy on 3 Feb 2022
Vivian D'Souza
Vivian D'Souza on 2 Feb 2022

My school never did give me a copy. I had to rely on octave for the longest time. But now it's given to me by my organization.

Ben in Seattle
Ben in Seattle on 31 Jan 2022

I put down "Gift" since there was no option for "I'm using Octave, the Free Software workalike".

I started out with MATLAB decades ago and still occasionally refer to this website for documentation, but I've found GNU Octave to be more than sufficient for my work as a Computer Scientist. Our institution has an academic site license for MATLAB and it is what we teach students. Still, I personally prefer the open source "knock off". I love that it so easy for me to see how it works and customize it to our department's needs.

I know I'm unusual, probably because my particular field of work doesn't require any of the newer features from MATLAB.

kilian liss
kilian liss on 7 Apr 2022

I normally much prefer python, but some classes are simply taught in matlab, so I use it there to make it easier to follow along.

Debra Bastian
Debra Bastian on 22 Jan 2022

I'm using a free trial right now.

Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 10 Jan 2022 (Edited on 10 Jan 2022)

I suppose "gift from MathWorks" qualifies for employees?

William Thielicke
William Thielicke on 4 Jan 2022

I am still waiting for MATLAB to gift a license to me because my toolbox is the most popular one on FEX since quite a while ;)

DGM
DGM on 1 Jan 2022

I totally expected the student user responses to outnumber professional user responses, but not by that much. I wonder how much of that is just sampling bias, and the thought tempers my curiosity.

kilian liss
kilian liss on 7 Apr 2022

I wouldn't be using matlab if our class didn't require it. Much prefer python.

Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 23 Dec 2021

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Stefaan Slachmuylders
Stefaan Slachmuylders on 23 Dec 2021

I have 2 licenses --> Company and school.

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