Compare IBM SPSS Statistics vs. MathWorks Matlab

IBM SPSS Statistics is ranked 4th in Data Science Platforms with 12 reviews while MathWorks Matlab is ranked 15th in Data Science Platforms with 2 reviews. IBM SPSS Statistics is rated 8.0, while MathWorks Matlab is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of IBM SPSS Statistics writes "Offers good Bayesian and descriptive statistics". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MathWorks Matlab writes "Enables us to have ultimate control over big data handling from simple to ultra-complex tasks". IBM SPSS Statistics is most compared with IBM SPSS Modeler, Weka, TIBCO Statistica, IBM Watson Studio and Alteryx, whereas MathWorks Matlab is most compared with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio, SAS Visual Analytics, Databricks, Anaconda and Google Cloud Datalab. See our IBM SPSS Statistics vs. MathWorks Matlab report.
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The features that I have found most valuable are the Bayesian statistics and descriptive statistics.Since we are using the software as a statistical tool, I would say the best aspects of it are the regression and segmentation capabilities. That said, I've used it for all sorts of things.The solution is very comprehensive, especially compared to Minitabs, which is considered more for manufacturing. However, whatever data you want to analyze can be handled with SPSS.The solution has numerous valuable features. We particularly like custom tabs. It's very useful. We end up analyzing a lot of software data, so features related to custom tabs are really helpful.In terms of the features I've found most valuable, I'd say the duration, the correlation, and of course the nonparametric statistics. I use it for reliability and survival analysis, time series, regression models in different solutions, and different types of solutions.The most valuable feature is the user interface because you don't need to write code.It has the ability to easily change any variable in our research.They have many existing algorithms that we can use and use effectively to analyze and understand how to put our data to work to improve what we do.

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This product has the ability to take a huge amount of data and make even very complex transformations and analysis very quickly.Personally for me, because I do a lot of development, I like that it is easy to test mathematical algorithms with several matrix calculations. It's perfect for that.

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I know that SPSS is a statistical tool but it should also include a little bit of analytical behavior. You can call it augmented analysis or predictive analysis. The bottom line is it should have more graphical and analytical capabilities.It would be helpful if there was better documentation on how to properly use the solution. A beginner's guide on how to use the various programming functions within the product would be so useful to a lot of people. I found that everything was very confusing at first. Having clear documentation would help alleviate that.One of the areas that should be similar to Minitabs is the use of blogs. The Minitabs blog helps users understand the tools and gives lots of practical examples. Following the SPSS manual is cumbersome. It's a good, exhaustive manual, but it's not practical to use. With Minitabs, you can go to the blogs and find specific articles written about various components and it's very helpful. Without blogs, we find SPSS more complicated.The solution needs more planning tools and capabilities.Most of the package will give you the fixed value, or the p-value, without an explanation as to whether it it significant or not. Some beginners might need not just the results, but also some explanation for them.This solution is not suitable for use with Big Data.The design of the experience can be improved.The product should provide more ways to import data and export results that are user-friendly for high-level executives.

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License types could be more flexible to promote broader use.To make use of the GPU, you have to have an Nvidia card. What I would want it to do is to run in Next Generation with Intel or AMD, and not just with Nvidia.

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The price of this solution is a little bit high, which was a problem for my company.We think that IBM SPSS is expensive for this function.

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There is a one time fee to purchase and ongoing yearly maintenance based on usage.We have a single user license. Support and add-ons are an extra fee.

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Your organization has more data than ever, but spreadsheets and basic statistical analysis tools limit its usefulness. IBM SPSS Statistics software can help you find new relationships in the data and predict what will likely happen next. Virtually eliminate time-consuming data prep; and quickly create, manipulate and distribute insights for decision making.

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