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@Shyamsundar • 29 Apr, 2013 • 1 like

Hi, all

Iam trying to learn MATLAB. please let me know its future scope. And what are the uses and applications. It is very interesting. I know few basics.

@rogue-e • 08 May, 2013 waiting for an expert's reply...😘
@Kaustubh Katdare • 14 May, 2013
Hi, all

Iam trying to learn MATLAB. please let me know its future scope. And what are the uses and applications. It is very interesting. I know few basics.
waiting for an expert's reply...😘
MATLAB has found applications in almost every branch of engineering - from Chemical to Electrical to Mechanical to Aerospace. I'm not sure how to answer what's the future scope; but the skilled MATLAB users will definitely get jobs.
@syed aslam • 05 Dec, 2013 • 1 like Hi Shyam,

Currently by asking this question you are definitely in the right path(you want to shape your career), well as Mr.Katdare has rightly said matlab is a multidisciplinary tool it is even used in finance, economics etc. so learning matlab is definitely valuable.

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@Ramesh Manglav • 29 Jan, 2016 I am Ramesh. I am willing to learn Matlab. I want to know where I am having opportunity after learning Matlab. Give me some of site where I can learn Matlab.
@Ankita Katdare • 30 Jan, 2016 • 2 likes
Ramesh Manglav
I am Ramesh. I am willing to learn Matlab. I want to know where I am having opportunity after learning Matlab. Give me some of site where I can learn Matlab.
MATLAB is called the 'Language of Technical Computing' for a reason. It has a variety of uses in the field of communication technologies such as signal and image processing, communications, control systems, and computational finance. It is a programming language developed by Mathworks

Basic things you can do with MATLAB:
  • Design and implement any waveform based on your requirements.
  • Sampling and binding of wave under various parameters
  • Call C & Fortran functions in a MATLAB program.
  • Call Java libraries or ActiveX from a MATLAB program
Some of the most interesting applications of MATLAB:
  1. Developing control algorithms for hypersonic vehicles
  2. Running millions of simulations to pinpoint optimal dosing for antibiotics.
  3. Building energy consumption model for smart power grids
  4. Analyzing weather data to visualize the track and intensity of hurricanes
What kind of jobs can you get after you learn MATLAB?

If you are studying B.E. or B.Tech in any field - right from IT or CS to Electronics to Mechanical or Aerospace engineering, MATLAB can give you a headstart in careers related to:
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Algorithm Development
  • Scientific Graphics
  • Data Analysis and Exploration
  • etc.
Companies in India that hire mechanical engineers for their MATLAB skills include:

Cummins, Tata Motors, Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services, John Deere, IBM, Cognizant, Tata Technologies, Eaton, Mahindra & Mahindra, Thermax, Accenture, Siemens, 3DPLM Software Solutions Limited, Wipro, Atlas Copco and Schlumberger.

How to learn MATLAB?

There are multiple ways to do that. Assuming that you are a self-learner who wants to get started at his home/office from his computer and an internet connection, here are some useful resources that can help you to get started:

1. Mathworks has created its own MATLAB Academy. It has various course modules to help you learn things step by step at your own pace.
Check here: MATLAB Academy

2. Mathworks has their own YouTube channel with 100s of informative videos that can really help you practice stuff on your own.
Check here: MATLAB

3. A website called 'Tutorials Point' has developed their own MATLAB tutorial which is quite popular in the community. They take you topic wise logically from one step to other.
Check here: MATLAB Tutorial

There are tons of books, blogs and resources available for each of your needs. You can ask for more details about a particular topic and we can share them here.
@Ramesh Manglav • 31 Jan, 2016 thank you
@Charan V • 31 Jan, 2016 • 1 like Matlab is predominantly used for Simulation purpose, to design algorithms and test mathematical models for hardware implementation like Signal processing that can run one-time operations for large data sets. Matlab specializes in Matrix operations which is very important for researchers
@Kavya Burramolla • 01 Feb, 2020 • 2 likes

In my view MATLAB is a matrix lab where any problem statement or a logic can be solved by writting it in the form of matrix. MATLAB has wider range of scope as it is involved in most of the developing processes. Signal Processing, data recognition, medical applications etc., 

Simulation of waveforms like 2D wave simulation to check affront the circuits and its functionality, algorithms for various circuits and analysing the signals making it most attractive. One other advantage with MATLAB is that its simplicity and ease of understanding compared to C. 

As @Ankitha Katdare rightly mentioned the job roles one can opt for with MATLAB knowledge adding some other roles to the list - Wireless Testbbench developer, Simulation engineer, MBD Matlab Specialist etc.,

@bill yorke • 01 Feb, 2020 • 1 like

I will assume that MATLAB's potential is obsolescence, and therefore that Python could overtake it. Python's software does whatever MATLAB do and is open.

I'm going to allow MATLAB to be simpler to use and understand, but it is still difficult to convince anyone to splash out a few thousand dollars to try bytecode in their own language. 

However, in other "personal" languages like C++, most of the graders I've observed software. Similar concern: Can't share MATLAB with a colleague in China or a colleague in Nigeria. In the less developed nations, a thousand USD on tech is an even bigger investment.

@Durgesh Srivastava • 03 Feb, 2020

MATLAB, stands for Matrix Laboratoty, is a high-performance language which gives computation, visualization and programming in a single environment. 

Applications of Matlab-

Electronics engineers mainly use MATLAB for designing more efficient devices that are smaller in size and can integrate wireless communications, audio, video, and other attributes. 

Mechanical engineers need MATLAB for, mechanical vibrations, basic engineering mechanics, electrical circuits.

@Swarup Pan • 03 Feb, 2020

Matlab is a very useful software in the field of science.

As per my knowledge its very helpful for all the trades of Engineering. As a mechanical engineer its a must know.

It helps them for big number calculations etc.

From my experience when I was in my 3rd year of CS BTech, I was trying to apply for an internship in Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and they provided a Questioniere.

To solve one of the questions I had to use the matlab.


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