Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with MathWorks Matlab.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
It is very tough for me to come up with improvements that I would like to see in this product because for, me, it is already an ideal tool. The only negative I have seen is that the product is not widely used in the company. The product has a bound license and the license is not cheap. Because of this, there are only a few licenses in our company and this is a limitation from my point of view. I can do whatever I need to in the program because I have one full license. But then if another employee needs to transfer data, he needs to come to my desk and I need to do it for him. I don't want to do it this way, because it takes away from work I need to do and I don't do anything. But it also makes sense not to get licenses for everyone because of the small amount of time they will need to use it and the high cost of additional licenses. It is very good software, generally speaking, and a reasonable price for what it does. It could be even better if it were less expensive. One other thing I am interested in is the possibility to have some lower-rate version available for people like me for my home usage. You can have a license as a student, but not as a grown-up guy who works with the program. I would need to pay for a license. It could be managed to use the company license on a personal computer, but it is not allowed by our company. This is not an issue with MATLAB. It is an issue with my company's general license policies.
The support needs to be improved. You have to pay an extra fee to get support. To have it included with the license would be better. 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. For me, my laptop has an Nvidia GPU, so it's good for me. For those who have AMD or Intel, they cannot run codes with those GPUs because MATLAB only runs on Nvidia. If there is a way to correct this issue, it would be helpful for many people. In the next release, I would like to see the support be better, faster, and they should have multilingual support systems. Currently, it's difficult as I have to contact them in Germany. My German is not that good and sometimes they don't speak English very well. There are so many add-ons that I have to purchase and I can make use of them all. For example, with the statistical add-on, it has some shortcut options that I cannot make use of. One of them is FFT and because I can write my algorithms I can get it, but it has become expensive. I have to purchase all of the add-ons to have access to every single algorithm that is in MATLAB itself. It would be helpful and it would make it simple if this was already a part of the MATLAB software without any additional add-ons. For example, specific statistical functions that everyone needs, you shouldn't have to pay extra for those specific features.