Python Scientific Libraries vs. MATLAB

From Chris Riederer’s answer via Quora: I first learned to program using MATLAB. Now, as a computer science Ph.D. student, I try to use Python for everything. (For the rest of this post, I’m going to say “SciPy” to collectively refer to NumPy, Matplotlib, and SciPy.) MATLAB and SciPy both seem to be particularly good at: Rapid prototyping Research code Large numerical or matrix computations Data analysis The main differentiators are: Use

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